Shades for a Planet

Add a new word to your lexicon: geoengineering – the idea of deliberately altering the earth’s natural systems (as opposed to the unintended altering humanity has always done).

Today’s New York Times features an article (How to Cool a Planet, Maybe) on the idea of massive programs to alter the reflectivity of the atmosphere and the oceans as a counter to the global warming effect of greenhouse gases.

Let’s not give up on conservation just yet.

On the other side of the equation, the Supreme Court has just agreed to take up the question of whether the Federal Government should regulate carbon dioxide (greenhouse gas # 1) under the Clean Air Act.

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