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Can a bubble net stop a hurricane? Some Norwegians think so

An idea to use underwater bubbles to cool oceans and deflate oncoming storms is the latest in a series of far-out schemes for controlling the weather.
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As the climate changes, is geoengineering worth the risks?

Some scientists say the world needs to reconsider some human-made ideas to cool the climate as dire warnings about the looming crisis ramp up.
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Economics of climate change: Extreme measures to block out the sun

The world seems incapable of taking decisive action on climate change but we may soon have to consider some bizarre options to stop global warming if we fail to act.

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Pete Myers: The existential trap of solar geoengineering

We need to be very wary before we deploy any effort to create a man-made chemical sunshade to deflect a harmful rise in global temperatures.

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How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

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America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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