Definition of geoengineering in English:


Line breaks: geo|engin¦eer|ing
Pronunciation: /ˌdʒɪəʊɛndʒɪˈnɪərɪŋ


[mass noun]
  • The deliberate large-scale manipulation of an environmental process that affects the earth’s climate, in an attempt to counteract the effects of global warming.
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    • Nevertheless, in the mid-nineties, valiant attempts were made to give geoengineering a good name.
    • Our knowledge of climate is not yet sufficiently advanced to undertake real planetary geoengineering.
    • Leading climate scientist Stephen Schneider is strongly suspicious of what he calls 'geoengineering '.

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