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Six Degrees Could Change the World: Stopping the Mercury's Rise

Obviously, the most straightforward way to stop the frighteningly rapid rate of climate change is to reduce humans' output of carbon dioxide by 60 to 80 percent. But that would require imposition of large-scale, politically unpopular conservation measures in the U.S., a nation addicted to gasoline-thirsty SUVs and plentiful electricity from coal-burning power plants. And good luck with convincing China and India to do anything that might possibly cool their rapidly growing economies. Daunted by the difficulty of changing human behavior quickly enough to avert environmental catastrophe, some scientists are proposing a range of massive geoengineering projects and other extreme measures.