Science is ready to save us, maybe

Many scientists around the world have realised that the major emitters of greenhouse gases are not likely to cut back and cripple their economies any time soon. Even China has admitted their peak emissions will not be reached until 2030, and have promised only ‘carbon neutrality’ by 2060.

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Study: Solar Geoengineering Could Weaken Rainfall

Guest essay by Eric Worrall More bad news for geogengineering. Solar geoengineering could cause unwanted changes in climate, new modelling suggests 20 Jun 2020 … “Novel changes in climate” “Our results show that solar geoengineering will not simply reverse climate change,” Gertler explains. “Instead, it has the potential itself to induce novel changes in climate.”…

Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

Potential economic benefits of reversing rising temperatures would benefit developing countries greatly, representing a global GDP growth of 200% University of California – San Diego New research from the University of California San Diego finds that solar geoengineering–the intentional reflection of sunlight away from the Earth’s surface–may reduce income inequality between countries. In a study…

Rock-solid climate solutions: Negative emissions technology

Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions funds $1.5 million research project University of Victoria A team of international researchers plan to turn the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide into rock by permanently injecting it beneath the Earth’s ocean floor through an ambitious, new research partnership announced today by the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) at the…

Climate Scientists Look to Poor Countries to Fund Geoengineering

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Climate scientists are hoping the leaders of poor countries desperate to stop their people suffering climate hardship will fund their stratospheric sulphate injection experiments. Rich countries aren’t stopping climate change. Can poor nations save themselves?By James Griffiths, CNNUpdated 0159 GMT (0959 HKT) September 10, 2019 CNN)Tall and stony-faced, with a long…

Elon Musk Wants to Nuke Mars to Trigger Global Warming

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Would you trust Musk with hundreds of H-bombs? Elon Musk Wants to ‘Nuke Mars’ for Humans to Live—But There Is One Problem By Sissi Cao • 08/16/19 12:17pm Firing nuclear weapons at Mars might have been the last idea on Elon Musk’s mind before going to bed last night. “Nuke Mars!” the Tesla and SpaceX CEO tweeted Thursday night…

Geoengineering vs. volcanic activity for a cooler climate

[More crazy talk from Carnegie Institute’s Ken Caldiera… Anthony] Washington, DC– Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun’s radiation back into space and cool the planet. But could this effect be intentionally recreated to fight climate change? A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters investigates. Solar geoengineering is a…