Dominion by Paul Lussier

By Paul Lussier

on the present price of carbon pollutants, we're we're more likely to see the 1st wave of worldwide catastrophes because of CO2 degrees in the subsequent twenty to 25 years. consequently, a gaggle of scientists from worldwide, sponsored by means of billionaires, oligarchs and dictators, are trying to discover different, extra drastic strategies. The technological know-how of manipulating the earth's weather (and nature itself) is called 'geo-engineering', and is appeared to, by way of many, because the basically technique to keep our planet. present schemes contain the construction of man-made sulphate clouds to chill the temperatures of areas; the dispersal of hundreds of thousands of lots of seawater into the ambience through aeroplane; and the sending of hundreds of thousands of light-reflecting mirrors into house. All might, scientists declare, instantly decrease the earth's temperature, and sluggish (or cease) our present trajectory. yet every one additionally provides incalculable and probably catastrophic dangers. Dominion is the 1st exploration of the race to avoid wasting the planet - delivering an authoritative exam of the background, technology and mechanics of some of the geoengineering schemes, their attainable implications, and the intense solid of characters - scientists, marketers, despots, ecologists, politicians - involved.

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