The risky business of geoengineering

As the world suffers the effects of climate change, some point to one radical answer: geoengineering. Such interventions could reverse years of damage – but they can go wrong. Is it worth the risk?

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Activities

  1. Write a list of the pros and cons of geoengineering mentioned in this film and discuss the following question with a partner: “Is intervening in nature worth the risk?”
  2. Split into groups. Design a geoengineering technology. Label your design to show how it will work, and then pitch your idea to the rest of the class. At the end, vote for your favourite.