Climate Hackers

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Climate Hackers

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IN SEARCH OF CRAZY BRAVE IDEAS TO SAVE THE WORLD

For years scientists have been quietly working on extreme, last ditch solutions to slow global warming – just in case governments worldwide don’t get their acts together.

With the UN warning of climate catastrophe, it’s increasingly looking like a case of when, not if, we will reach for the once unthinkable fix: geo-engineering, or artificially hacking the climate.

Some climate hacking has moved beyond the research labs. In Switzerland, a start-up builds giant fans that suck carbon from the air. It’s then sold to a greenhouse where it’s absorbed by plants to make them grow faster.

Perhaps sooner than you might think, climate hackers will have their day in the sun.

A Foreign Correspondent Story

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Foreign Correspondent
Australian Broadcasting Corporation