THE GREATEST THREAT TO LIFE ON EARTH
There are now regular reports on the causes and effects of climate change, which need to be recognized and understood, to help guide away from destructive practices and into sustainable development options.
Active intervention in the climate - from seeding clouds through the dispersing of various materials from planes to the creation of large scale solar shields - are now under more active consideration.
Keeping a watch on the effects of global warming to help assess the best ways to mitigate the consequences is essential to making good judgements on how, when and where to create sustainable developments. Some of the massive engineering schemes to protect existing developments and facilitate new ones take decades to provide and fortunes to finance, so poor decisions may be fatal.