By Varun Dutt
The author is a Post-Doctoral Fellow, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburg, USA and Knowledge Editor, Financial Chronicle, New Delhi. firstname.lastname@example.org
Different approaches have been put forward over the years to understand the pros and cons of geoengineering - to deliberately manipulate the earth’s climate in response to climate change. In the current scenario however, more research is needed to find the ‘perfect’ elusive solution.
After several unsuccessful United Nations (UN) negotiation rounds at Copenhagen and Cancun, and the countries not being able to reach an agreement on capping their greenhouse gas emissions, some researchers believe it is time to seriously look into developing a ‘plan G’ for stopping climate change: geoengineering. Geoengineering entails the consideration of planet wide engineering projects intended to reduce the side effects of fossil fuel combustion. Rather than trying to stop or reduce emission levels, such engineering projects would: remove...