Geo-engineering has received a bad rap over the last decade as radical ideas get mixed reviews on the scientific stage. For those not familiar, geo-engineering is a term used to describe a combination of technology, innovation and environmentalism aimed at changing the trajectory of climate change.
Historically, geo-engineering has fallen into two categories: solar radiation mitigation and carbon dioxide removal. One strategy attempts to reduce the solar radiation received in the atmosphere by reflecting the sun’s rays. The other strategy aims to collect and sequester carbon dioxide already in the atmosphere.