Climate change is an increasingly big problem, and the more we learn about it the worse matters seem to be. Just last week a study was published that showed the most severe climate change predictions are the most likely to come true, which means the future might be worse than we thought. In the face of this extreme threat, extreme solutions might be required.
One of the most extreme possible solutions to climate change is geoengineering: altering the planet to reflect more heat into space or minimize the effects of the planet warming. These kinds of projects are risky as their results are impossible to fully predict and could be difficult to halt or reverse, but they could be our best shot at keeping climate change to a minimum. That’s why one member of Congress is trying to get scientists to really look into it.
Representative Jerry McNerney (D-CA) recently introduced a …