Tag Archives: Geoengineering

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 … Continue reading

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Geoengineering approaches to reduce climate change unlikely to succeed

From the EGU: Heavy rainfall events can be more common in a warmer world (Credit: Annett Junginger, distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu) Reducing the amount of sunlight reaching the planet’s surface by geoengineering may not undo climate change after all. Two German … Continue reading

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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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Ship sprayed seawater cloud making V2.0

Willis covered this before on WUWT, with Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud. Its baaaack. Figure 1. Artist’s conception of cloud-making ships. Of course, the first storm would flip this over immediately, but heck, it’s only a fantasy, so who cares? … Continue reading

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Green revolt against geoengineering – letter to Pachauri

WUWT readers may recall this story on geoengineering on WUWT that referred to at the time as “batshit crazy“. It seems others in the green community agree. This Open letter to IPCC on geoengineering has had over 100 signatories, many … Continue reading

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Leaked: smoke and mirror geoengineering ideas from the IPCC

Must be IPCC week. When it rains the stupid, it pours.  From the Telegraph: IPCC ‘considering sending mirrors to space to tackle climate change’ Reflective aerosols would be sent into space under a series of radical “geo-engineering” measures being considered … Continue reading

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Pielke Senior on Geoengineering

Guest post by Dr. Roger Pielke Senior Comment on The BBC News Article By Richard Black On Climate Geoengineering There is an article on BBC News on April 6 2011 by Richard Black titled Climate ‘technical fix’ may yield warming, not cooling … Continue reading

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