Plan "B"

Is geoengineering crazy enough to work? Or just plain crazy?

Ever since the threat of climate change was first made public, scientists have offered the possibility of a get-out-of-jail-free card: geoengineering. While reducing emissions is hard and complicated, why not just engineer the Earth's atmosphere in the meantime?

Decades later, the science of geoengineering is still in its infancy, but a growing number of researchers are trying to change that. Should they?


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Outside/In was produced this week by Sam Evans-Brown with help from: Erika Janik, Maureen McMurray, Taylor Quimby, Justine Paradis, Hannah McCarthy,  Jimmy Gutierrez, and Samantha Searles.

Special thanks to Jane Long and Lizzie Burns.

Music from this week’s episode came from Blue Dot Sessions.

Our theme music is by Breakmaster Cylinder.

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