Geoengineering options to mitigate climate change are discussed. The two mainbranches of geoengineering according to the Royal Society are solar radiationreduction strategies and atmospheric carbon removal strategies. Thetechnologies are assessed based on four variables, cost, environmental impact,environmental risk and main barriers to adoption. Geoengineering in terms of carbon removal is very difficult in terms of cost even for the most cost efficientmethods, while two options (cloud albedo and stratospheric aerosol) appearinitially promising as solar radiation reduction strategies. However, nearly allgeoengineering strategies will likely not be adopted on a large scale, unless thereis a major climatic crisis, due to environmental risks and political complications.