Eli Kintisch, Hack the Planet: Science s Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe
Wiley | 2010 | ISBN: 047052426X | 288 pages | PDF | 6,3 MB
An inside tour of the incredible-and probably dangerous-plans to counteract the effects of climate change through experiments that range from the plausible to the fantastic
David Battisti had arrived in Cambridge expecting a bloodbath. So had many of the other scientists who had joined him for an invitation-only workshop on climate science in 2007, with geoengine
ering at the top of the agenda. We can t take deliberately altering the atmosphere seriously, he thought, because there’s no way we ll ever know enough to control it. But by the second day, with bad climate news piling on bad climate news, he was having second thoughts. When the scientists voted in a straw poll on whether to support geoengine
ering research, Battisti, filled with fear about the future, voted in favor.
While the pernicious effects of global warming are clear, efforts to reduce the carbon emissions that cause it have fallen far short of what’s needed. Some scientists have started exploring more direct and radical ways to cool the planet, such as: