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Government Urged to Research Geoengineering

Earlier this month the Bipartisan Policy Center released a report that recommends the government start researching the potential of geoengineering technologies to counteract the impacts of climate change.

Among other things, possible strategies include removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This could be done by building machines that suck carbon dioxide from the air and then storing the gas underground.  Another option is to cool the Earth by increasing the amount of solar energy that is reflected back to space. Scientists could do this by putting tiny particles, or liquid droplets, into the stratosphere to deflect incoming solar radiation.

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