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ASU Insight: The Planet Remade - How Geoengineering could change the world

Planet remade, New America, Arizona State University, Robert Morton

Oliver Morton, Author of "The Planet remade: How Geoengineering could change the World"

February 01, 2016

Geoengineering, the deliberate hacking of Earth’s climate, might be one of the most promising potential responses to climate change, especially in the absence of significant carbon emission reductions. It’s also one of the most controversial. We engineered our planet into our environmental crisis, but can we engineer our way out with a stratospheric veil against the sun, the cultivation of photosynthetic plankton, or fleets of unmanned ships seeding the clouds?

In his new book, The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World, Oliver Morton argues that the risks of climate change merit serious action. According to Morton, geoengineering is not a simple or singular solution to the problem, but it is worth exploring, even if it’s never actually deployed.


Oliver Morton
Author, The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World
Briefings Editor, The Economist

Katherine Mangu-Ward
Future Tense Fellow, New America
Managing Editor, Reason magazine