Skip to content

Fixing the Sky The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Best in textbook rentals since 2012!

ISBN-10: 023114413X

ISBN-13: 9780231144131

Edition: 2012

Authors: James Fleming

List price: $20.00
Blue ribbon 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee!
what's this?
Rush Rewards U
Members Receive:
Carrot Coin icon
XP icon
You have reached 400 XP and carrot coins. That is the daily max!


As alarm over global warming spreads, a radical idea is gaining momentum. Forget cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, some scientists argue. Instead, bounce sunlight back into space by pumping reflective nanoparticles into the atmosphere. Launch mirrors into orbit around the Earth. Make clouds thicker and brighter to create a "planetary thermostat."These ideas might sound like science fiction, but in fact they are part of a very old story. For more than a century, scientists, soldiers, and charlatans have tried to manipulate weather and climate, and like them, today's climate engineers wildly exaggerate what is possible. Scarcely considering the political, military, and ethical implications of…    
Customers also bought

Book details

List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/10/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 0.61" wide x 0.89" long x 0.07" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

James Fleming was born in 1944, and has been variously an accountant, breeds sheep and cattle, and is at work on his new novel.

Stories of Control
Rain Makers
Rain Fakers
Foggy Thinking
Pathological Science
Weather Warriors
Fears, Fantasies, and Possibilities of Control
The Climate Engineers