Study: Climate engineering can’t erase climate change

The idea that climate engineering can’t really do anything is well founded, the idea that we MUST do something, not so much. This looks like another press release timed to fit discussion of Obama’s war on energy. – Anthony From Simon Fraser University: Tinkering with climate change through climate engineering isn’t going to help us…

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Study: ‘Climate Engineering': minor potential to reduce warming, major side effects

GEOMAR researchers show limitations and side effects of large-scale climate intervention With global greenhouse gas emissions continuing to increase proposals to limit the effects of climate change through the large-scale manipulation of the Earth system are increasingly being discussed. Researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel have now studied with computer simulations…

Hacking (or quacking) the planet with geoengineering

Hack the planet? Geoengineering research, ethics, governance explored by Hannah Hickey Hacking the Earth’s climate to counteract global warming – a subject that elicits strong reactions from both sides – is the topic of a December special issue of the journal Climatic Change. A dozen research papers include the most detailed description yet of the…

Another geoengineering idea – gaming coalition modeled

From the Carnegie Institution  comes a nutty consensus type idea, modeled in game-theory, implemented by an equally nutty future coalition. Law of unintended consequences anyone? Geoengineering by coalition Washington, D.C.—Solar geoengineering is a proposed approach to reduce the effects of climate change due to greenhouse gasses by deflecting some of the sun’s incoming radiation. This…