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The Measure of a Fog: Geoengineering

With the exception of rogue experiments, most geoengineering schemes — which aim to reverse climate change on a planetary scale — are still in the “what if” phase, and caution would seem to dictate that we go slowly. Still, with temperatures and emissions still rising, such ideas could gain new urgency.

Before the Bridge Falls Down

Experts have said for decades that engineering schools should do more to prepare their students for the ethical challenges they’ll face in the industry, including powerful incentives to cut corners and hide mistakes. Some schools are making such ethics coursework mandatory, but critics say it’s not enough.

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