US Senate Considering Albedo Modification Geoengineering Proposal

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The US Senate is considering funding for albedo modification geoengineering experiments – pumping particles or aerosols into the stratosphere, to reflect sunlight back into space, and counter the alleged impact of elevated CO2 levels on global climate. According to ScienceMag; To fight global warming, Senate calls for study of making…

Hubble captures birthday bubble

This new NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope image, released to celebrate Hubble’s 26th year in orbit, captures in stunning clarity what looks like a gigantic cosmic soap bubble. The object, known as the Bubble Nebula, is in fact a cloud of gas and dust illuminated by the brilliant star within it. The vivid new portrait of…

Another record low in Arctic sea ice predicted this summer

From the ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE, HELMHOLTZ CENTRE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH and “it’s an El Niño year” department comes this prediction: The Arctic is facing a decline in sea ice that might equal the negative record of 2012 Data collected by the CryoSat-2 satellite reveal large amounts of thin ice that are unlikely to survive…

Does Demonizing the Other Side Promote Constructive Debate Over Climate Change?

Guest essay by Dr. G. Cornelis van Kooten Who are “climate skeptics”? Greg Garrard, Associate Professor of Sustainability at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan, thinks he knows. In fact, he believes “environmentalists” generally “know who climate skeptics are: oil company shills, religious fundamentalists and neoliberal cheerleaders.” With that courteous and respectful opening, Garrard issued…