Thinking space technology
With climate engineering we could influence our natural climate system. Could it really limit most of the adverse effects of climate change?
The term climate engineering refers to a range of measures we can use to influence our natural climate system. Climate Engineering strives to limit most of the adverse effects of climate change without lowering our energy consumption, changing our lifestyles or taking climate protection measures.
Many methods have already been tested in small-scale field trials. The potential effects of large-scale application of some technologies remain unclear. Science, and society as a whole, are skeptical of interventions like these. The Earth’s climate system is extremely complicated, so it is very difficult to predict the effects human intervention could have on the climate as a whole. Devastating side effects cannot be ruled out.