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An Engineering Experiment to Cool the Earth

Decades of efforts to cut carbon emissions have failed to significantly slow the rate of global warming, so scientists are now turning to bolder approaches.

Christopher Flavelle, who writes about climate change for The Times, discusses efforts to engineer our way out of the climate crisis.

Guest: Christopher Flavelle, who covers how the United States tries to adapt to the effects of climate change for The New York Times.

Background reading: 

  • Warming is getting worse. So they just tested a way to deflect the sun.
  • Can we engineer our way out of the climate crisis?

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 April 5, 2024  28m