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Three reasons not to lose hope about climate change

Although the scientific community warns that not enough is being done to combat climate change, there are some reasons to remain hopeful. Here is some of the progress that has been made in recent years.

13/09/2023

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Technology to combat glacier melting

"One of the big humanitarian time bombs of climate change." That's how glaciologist Jemma Wadham describes the melting of glaciers. Some researchers are working to slow it down using reflective blankets known as geotextiles. But while the solution looks promising, it has one major drawback: its scalability.

15/03/2023

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Brighter clouds to cool the planet?

While some scientists are trying to spread sunlight-reflecting materials onto polar ice caps to slow climate change, others plan to inject them into the stratosphere. Now a team of US researchers has a new goal: to find out whether seawater can be used to produce brighter, more reflective clouds that cool the planet.

18/05/2022

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Drones to create rain in the desert

While Native American tribes historically performed weather modification rituals that attempted to invoke rain, nowadays drones and electrical discharges are being used to create rainfall in the desert. But to what extent can these technologies be used to manipulate the weather?

13/10/2021

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Five technology books for seeing beyond the pandemic

From vaccines to climate change, genetic engineering to digital transformation, these new publications are a look at the world after the pandemic and the global challenges that lie ahead.

21/04/2021

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