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Could we control our climate?
Could we control our climate?

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Session 1: What is ‘engineering the climate’?

Introduction

In this session, you will begin to investigate what ‘engineering the climate’ means, as well as the nature of climate itself. You will also look at the challenges for predicting and engineering climate change.

By the end of this session, you should be able to:

  • understand the concept of climate engineering to counteract human-caused climate crisis
  • appreciate that ‘climate’ can be defined as the probability of different types of weather, and that more years of weather data makes it easier to measure
  • appreciate how the nature of climate brings particular challenges to engineering climate change.

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