We’re altering the climate so severely that we’ll soon face apocalyptic consequences. Here are 9 last-ditch ways we could hack the planet to reverse that trend.

The Extinction Chronicles

Clouds above earth
If warming continues, subtropical stratocumulus clouds could disappear altogether.
 Aleksandar Georgiev/Getty Images
  • Geoengineering is a term that refers to technology that can alter Earth’s natural cycles to cool down the planet. It’s being increasingly discussed as a potential way to address climate change.
  • Putting mirrors in space, capturing carbon dioxide, and seeding clouds with particles are all ways of manipulating weather or the atmosphere.
  • But some scientists and politicians think geoengineering could damage the planet or lead to war.
  • Here are 11 strategies researchers have put forth to hack the planet and combat climate change.

Oceans are hotter than they’ve ever been in recorded history. Ice Sheets are melting at unprecedented rates. Sea-level rise threatenscountless species, coastal cities, and local economies.

As researchers’ warnings about the consequences of climate change get more dire, some scientists and politicians are…

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