Geo-Engineering and Energy Production in the 21st Century

  • Richard Brook Cathcart
  • Viorel Badescu
Part of the Water Science and Technology Library book series (WSTL, volume 54)


This is a survey of some thought-provoking macro-engineering project ideas. They involve geographically large-scale changes to the Earth’s surface or energy balance. A subjective assessment of the theoretical progress accomplished in Macro-engineering is given and suggestions are offered as to where the most fruitful avenues of modern macro-project investigation may lie during the early 21st Century for this class of projects

Key Words

macro-engineering geo-engineering Earth-surface future technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Brook Cathcart
    • 1
  • Viorel Badescu
    • 2
  1. 1.GeographosBurbankUSA
  2. 2.Candida Oancea InstitutePolytechnic University of BucharestBucharestRomania

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