"Imagine we could control the weather - pushing a button to make it warmer or cooler, wetter or drier."
"The implications would be enormous. No more droughts or floods, no heat waves or icy roads. Deserts would become verdant. Crops would never fail.
In fact climate change has sparked some crazy-sounding ideas for hacking the climate, such as spraying sulphuric acid into the upper atmosphere, or dumping quicklime in the oceans.
Since the invention of air conditioning, we have been able to control the weather inside, and that has had some some far-reaching and unexpected effects."
It really is quite amazing to think we are able to change the environment around us when indoors. Perhaps it is only a matter of time before we can do the same for the outside world.