Climate talks

2011-12-03 00:00

Protesters wearing U.S. flag buries their heads in the sand at the COP 17 talks to symbolise the apparent lack of engagement by the U.S. with climate change issues.

Also at the talks yesterday, a report by a group of scientists, philosophers and legal scholars on whether human intervention could artificially cool the Earth and what would happen if it did was discussed.

The report proposes that in theory reflecting a small amount of sunlight back into space before it strikes the Earth’s surface would have an immediate and dramatic effect. However, no one knows what the side effects would be.

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