Astronomer royal calls for 'Plan B' to prevent runaway climate change

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Lord Rees appeals for research into geo-engineering technologies in case efforts to curb carbon emissions fail

Launching mirrors into space, triggering algal blooms in the oceans and seeding clouds are among experimental "Plan B" schemes world leaders would have to consider if the rise in carbon emissions cannot...

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