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The planet remade : how geoengineering could change the world

Author: Oliver Morton
Publisher: London : Granta, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Despite the on-going political horse-trading over emissions targets, each piece of new scientific research offers further evidence that no feasible reduction in the emissions can now effectively mitigate the carbon crisis. With limited time for action, an increasingly influential minority of climate scientists are exploring proposals for planned human intervention in the biosphere. A stratospheric veil against the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Oliver Morton
ISBN: 9781783780952 1783780959 9781783780983 1783780983
OCLC Number: 922689912
Awards: Short-listed for Royal Society Winton Prize for Science Books 2016 (UK)
Long-listed for Samuel Johnson Prize 2015 (UK)
Description: 428 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: two questions --
Climate risks and responsibilities --
The second fossil-fuel century --
Altering the earthsystem --
Deliberate planets, imagined worlds --
The top of the World --
Discovering the stratosphere --
Fallout --
The Ozone Layer --
The veilmakers --
A planet called weather --
The worldfalls --
The Trenberth Diagram and climate science --
Pinatubo --
Volcanoes and climate --
Predictions and surprises --
Dimming the noontime sun --
Rough magic --
Promethean science --
Coming to think this way --
Martians and moral equivalents --
The day before yesterday --
The rise of carbon dioxide politics --
Moving the goalposts --
From plan B to breathing space --
Expanding the boundaries --
Nitrogen --
The making of the population bomb --
Defusing the population bomb --
Far from fixed --
How to spot a geoengineer --
Carbon past, carbon present --
The anthropocene --
The greening planet --
Carbon present, carbon future --
Ocean anaemia --
Cultivating one's garden --
Sulphur and soggy mirrors --
Global cooling --
Cloudships --
Bright patchwork planet --
What the thunder didn't say --
The ends of the world --
Control and catastrophe --
Doom and denial --
The traditions of titans --
A tale of two cliques --
After such knowledge --
The deliberate planet --
The concert --
Small effects, and bad ones --
And straight on 'til morning --
Responsibility: Oliver Morton.


Solidly scientific, rational and creative, here at last is a climate-crisis book that eschews hand-wringing and offers a practicable - and controversial - solution: geo-engineering  Read more...
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