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

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1 Choose wisely

As Earth’s Energy Balance Consultant (Figure 1), which measures would you use to choose your methods? How would you monitor and control the resulting change? And what uncertainties should you consider along the way?

This is a drawing of a set of balancing scales with the Earth (complete with arms & legs) sat atop. On the left pan, the sun weighs downwards; to the right, emissions from the surface are higher than the sub; robots appear to pull on both pans.
Figure 1 Pushing Earth’s energy scales.