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  • n. The subfield of engineering concerned with designing and constructing tunnels, mines, and other human-designed geologic structures within and on earth.
  • n. The artificial manipulation of the environments of the Earth, especially as a means of counteracting global warming

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  • The term geoengineering covers everything from mundane methods for increasing carbon storage in plants, soils and oceans to futuristic 'solar-radiation management' techniques -- for example, creating haze in the stratosphere to act as a cheap layer of sunscreen.

    EcoEarth.Info Environment RSS Newsfeed

  • Today, the term geoengineering is often defined as "intentional, large-scale manipulation of the climate to reduce the risk of global warming."

    NYT > Home Page

  • The term geoengineering covers everything from mundane methods for increasing carbon storage in plants, soils and oceans to futuristic 'solar-radiation management' techniques - for example, creating haze in the stratosphere to act as a cheap layer of sunscreen.

    Scientific American

  • Ralph J. Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences, has been interested in geoengineering for 20 years, but he said he kept a low profile on it because he didn't want to foster the perception abroad that Americans were looking for a quick fix on climate.

    Threat of global warming sparks U.S. interest in geoengineering

  • There have been a dozen attempts in geoengineering, from influencing cloud formation, over creating storms to rain-dropping.

    Climate Engineering, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • So maybe geoengineering is our only option if we hope to survive but it may be our undoing.

    we are running out of time | My[confined]Space

  • It does not mean that geoengineering is not the appropriate response, or one of the approrpiate responses, to climate change.

    Matthew Yglesias » Endgame

  • It is called geoengineering - or directly manipulating the Earth's climate.

    NYT > Home Page

  • The more I have thought about these issues, the more I have become convinced that carbon capture is going to end up being the centerpiece of long-term geoengineering solutions.

    Freakonomics

  • All have been mooted as potential methods of "geoengineering" -- "deliberate large-scale manipulation of the planetary environment," as the U. K.'s Royal Society puts it.

    Climate Ark Climate Change & Global Warming RSS Newsfeed

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  • Geoengineering is purposefully altering the Earth's large-scale natural systems (as opposed to accidentally, as we've done with greenhouse gasses). Today it's usually considered with respect to climate change. It's kind of like "terraforming", but on Earth! An example sentence: Injecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere is currently one of the leading geoengineering proposals.

    June 15, 2009

  • From the Double-Tongued Dictionary.

    November 30, 2007