Tag Archives: Carnegie Institution for Science

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 … Continue reading

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Sunshade geoengineering people apparently have been in the midday sun too long

From the Carnegie Institution , not just aerosol injections, but effective aersol injections. Law of unintended consequences be damned. Improving effectiveness of solar geoengineering Washington, D.C.— Solar radiation management is a type of geoengineering that would manipulate the climate in … Continue reading

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Enough wind to power global energy demand – except when the wind doesn’t blow

From the Carnegie Institution , some lofty ideas. Would you imagine a steady energy supply coming from high altitude kites? Enough wind to power global energy demand Washington, D.C.— There is enough energy available in winds to meet all of … Continue reading

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Sea cucumbers: Dissolving coral reefs?

From the Carnegie Institution  and Stanford University comes word of this paper in JGR. Washington, D.C. — Coral reefs are extremely diverse ecosystems that support enormous biodiversity. But they are at risk. Carbon dioxide emissions are acidifying the ocean, threatening … Continue reading

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Another significant land use effect found – sugar cane

It has long been known that changes in land use can affect local temperatures. Switching from forest to pastureland to a concrete jungle has a measurable effect. Here, we see that the type of crop associated has a dramatic effect: … Continue reading

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Quote of the week: Genghis Khan should have driven a Prius

Ok that headline is not exactly what was said, but it is the flavor of the absurdity. The quote itself from the Carnegie Institution, distributed via  AAAS’s Eurekalert news service, is actually even more absurd. Here’s the quote:

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