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  • RAND researcher Robert Lempert with the newly installed array of data-generating sensors on the roof of RAND's Santa Monica headquarters, photo by Diane Baldwin/RAND Corporation

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    Measuring Greenhouse Gases in Los Angeles County

    Nov 30, 2021

    Los Angeles, once the U.S. capital of smog and sprawl, has vowed to lead the nation into a cleaner, greener future by stamping out carbon pollution. A small array of sensors installed on the roof of RAND's Santa Monica headquarters could help it get there.

  • An illustration of a globe and climate control, image by T.L. Furrer/Adobe Stock

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    Manipulating the Climate: What Are the Geopolitical Risks?

    Dec 29, 2021

    Geoengineering technologies that could block the sun's rays or siphon huge amounts of carbon from the air are not that far out of reach. Yet the international community has not established the kinds of guardrails you might expect for potentially world-changing technologies.

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