Climate geoengineering is the most prominent type of geoengineering, and that is the focus of the current controversy. This glossary focuses exclusively on climate geoengineering approaches.
There are currently four main approaches to engineering the climate system, described below:
- Solar Radiation Management
- Earth Radiation Management
- Greenhouse Gas Removal
- Weather Modification
- Other Terms
Specific acronyms and terms in each domain are spelt out below the general descriptions of these terms.