Talk:Geoengineering

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Use of "Geoengineering" versus "Geological Engineering"[edit]

This page was recently created, and superseded the use of the title "geoengineering" on the page that refers to proposed methods to reduce global warming (now renamed "climate engineering"). I understand that geoengineering is accepted as a shorthand for geological engineering for people in that field, but isn't "geological engineering" still the full term? Currently, it isn't used once in this article. I think that this change will be very confusing to people who are searching for the term as it is more widely used (to mean climate change intervention).Belfrey (talk) 03:29, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

Added geological and geotechnical to intro line. Seems this really should be a disambig page between geotech and climate uses rather than trying to sorta duplicate the geotech article. Vsmith (talk) 12:54, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Agreed, especially since the geotech engineering article has a header that states "Not to be confused with geoengineering." (with a link that would previously have gone to the climate intervention article.)167.95.1.164 (talk) 13:52, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Chopped that outdated dab header. Vsmith (talk) 19:22, 28 August 2013 (UTC)
Strongly agree, by far the most common use of the term in the last 20 years has been to refer to Climate Geoengineering. Oberono (talk) 15:40, 28 August 2013 (UTC)

I proposed a reversion of this change on the new Climate engineering talk page, but as I was the only supporting voice and Vsmith continued to oppose having the title reflect the current common usage, it was declared as "no consensus" and the topic was closed. I encourage others who are familiar with how the term "geoengineering" is now commonly understood to try again, or go ahead and make the change if you're familiar enough with how to do so. So far, the Wiki crowd-editing model has failed on this one.Belfrey (talk) 12:38, 6 April 2014 (UTC)