Oliver Morton

Briefings Editor, The Economist

Oliver Morton is The Economist's briefings editor. Before coming to The Economist as energy and environment editor in 2009, he was the chief news and features editor of Nature, the international scientific journal. He specializes in the energy business, climate science and policy, and other green issues. He is the author of Eating the Sun: How Plants Power the Planet, a study of photosynthesis, its meanings and its implications, and Mapping Mars: Science, Imagination and the Birth of a World. Most recently he wrote The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World.

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Geo-Engineering Climate Solutions

In an emergency, we’re told to “break the glass” and reach for the fire extinguisher.  Some would argue we’re in the midst of a climate emergency – so what’s the solution? Can we spray a firehose into the sky to cool down our atmosphere?  It may sound like science fiction, but there are climatologists who believe we can – and should – do something very much like it.