You may have missed it, but last week national headlines read, "the CIA wants to control the weather." Those headlines came on the heels of the media learning the CIA was funding a report on geoengineering. It’s an idea that’s akin to a man-made thermostat for the globe. Aspen Public Radio’s Science Reporter explains what geoengineering is, why you need to know about it, and why the CIA is involved…"There’s a lot of discussions that need to happen around this topic, and our goal is to inform those discussions with sound scientific understanding." One of those discussions, says Alan Robock, a meteorologist at Rutgers, is that geoengineering would open a Pandora’s Box. "How could you decide what the planetary temperature would be, whose hand would be on the thermostat? How could you get a global agreement on what the temperature should be?"
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