The Bookshelf: Dec. 16, 2015

In this week's Bookshelf, our content partner Kirkus Reviews highlights The Planet Remade.

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THE PLANET REMADE: How Geoengineering Could Change the World

by Oliver Morton

Economist briefings editor Morton … offers a calm, rational discussion of deliberate technological interventions to cool the planet’s climate system. Once dismissed as the province of cranks, geoengineering approaches to climate change have gained new respectability … In a thoughtful, complex, and sometimes-technical overview of “the promise and attendant perils of deliberately modifying climate,” the author argues that this field “should be taken considerably more seriously.” Though it may not necessarily offer a solution, it can provide a way to reduce harm from climate change. For instance, technology could be used to slow warming while better methods are developed to mitigate carbon emissions … An important account of cutting-edge research that will fascinate serious readers and demand the attention of policymakers.

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