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Ranking geo-engineering schemes


Boyd, PW, Ranking geo-engineering schemes, Nature Geoscience, 1, (11) pp. 722-724. ISSN 1752-0894 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1038/ngeo348


Geo-engineering proposals for mitigating climate change continue to proliferate without being tested. It is time to select and assess the most promising ideas according to efficacy, cost, all aspects of risk and, importantly, their rate of mitigation. Propelling aerosols into the upper atmosphere or pumping carbon dioxide into the deep ocean are just two schemes that have been proposed to repair the Earth's climate through geo-engineering1 (see Box 1). In the absence of adequate reductions in anthropogenic CO2 emissions, geo-engineering has been put forward as the only remaining option that might fix our rapidly changing climate.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Chemical oceanography
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Marine systems and management
Objective Field:Measurement and assessment of marine water quality and condition
UTAS Author:Boyd, PW (Professor Philip Boyd)
ID Code:95554
Year Published:2008
Web of Science® Times Cited:51
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2014-10-03
Last Modified:2014-10-03

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