One possible result of the Copenhaggling

Could Copenhagen have laid the rail toward geoengineering to combat clinate change?
Written by Harry Fuller, Contributor

Here's one opinion of what will result from the lack of any firm agreement coming out of the Copenhagen climate talks: further delay in any concerted action on global warming. In turn that could make geo-engineering schemes for macro-manipulation of the atmosphere more attractive. If less immediate action is taken, the reasoning goes, then there's more chance some nation or a group of nations will eventually grasp at large, quick-solution promises.

I've blogged before about these big, costly, possibly profitable, high-risk theories on how to reverse or curtail global warming. They range from reflecting or deflecting incoming solar radiation to various plans to reduce greenhouse gases through absorption or sequestration.

Here's what the British Royal Society had to say about potential threats of geoengineering last fall. And they joined the chorus of those who warn there's currently no way to vet or control geoengineering schemes. In nightmare scenarios, one country or organization tries something that affects the whole planet. Here's a look at geoengineering from a booster. [poll id="213"]

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