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I must have missed the “Geoengineer June” memo to the nation’s journalists. This weekend saw a spate of articles about the promise and peril of sometimes wacky-seeming solutions to slowing global climate change. Worldchanging Jamais’ Cascio has a long opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post has a shorter look at the topic as well. Both articles advocate the perspective that geoengineering, from fertilizing the oceans to painting our rooftops white, is necesary to buy us time for more long-term carbon-emissions reductions. Alex Steffen, also of Worldchanging, reminds us of his rebuttal to this argument. Personally, I tend to side with Steffen. What about you? Tweet me with your thoughts: @celrae!