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Fixing the Planet?

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Science  26 Nov 2010:
Vol. 330, Issue 6008, pp. 1178-1179
DOI: 10.1126/science.1197874

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The Climate Fix What Scientists and Politicians Won't Tell You About Global Warming by Roger Pielke Jr. Basic Books (Perseus Books Group), New York, 2010. 288 pp. $26, C$32.95, £15.99. ISBN 9780465020522.
Hack the Planet Science's Best Hope—or Worst Nightmare—for Averting Climate Catastrophe by Eli Kintisch Wiley, Hoboken, NJ, 2010. 285 pp. $25.95, C$30.95, £17.99, €20.80. ISBN 9780470524268.

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Assigning climate scientists much of the blame for the failure to adequately address the challenges posed by climate change, Pielke argues that we should focus on adapting to the potential shifts. Kintisch discusses the claimed benefits and possible consequences of proposals for radical interventions to engineer the climate while also profiling people promoting or questioning such schemes.