In a recent article in Scientific American, Gary Yohe, Woodhouse/Sysco Professor of Economics, professor of environmental studies, discusses recent suggestions that geoengineering may curtail the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere. In geoengineering, scientists deliberately manipulate Earth’s climate to counteract the effects of global warming.
“It’s something to have on the shelf in case you look up and say ‘We’re really going over a cliff here,” Yohe says in the article. “We have to do something.'”