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…

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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…

U.S. Blocks U.N. Resolution on Geoengineering

According to this article in Scientific American The United States joined Saudi Arabia to derail a U.N. resolution that sought to improve the world’s understanding of potential efforts to lace the sky with sunlight-reflecting aerosols or use carbon-catching fans. The two countries were joined by Brazil in blocking the resolution at the U.N. Environment Assembly…

Climate Action World War III++?

User Peter L writes: Some groups taking “climate action” into their own hands, be they activists or governments, could lead to a war and potentially a world war as others attempt to use violence to stop their “climate action”. One can easily imagine scenarios where this grows out of control quickly. From MIT Technology Review…

Geo-engineering: Ignoring the consequences

Governments charge ahead on engineering Earth’s climate, ignoring possible harmful effects Tim Ball and Tom Harris The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said we have only 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions. NBC News offered this gem: “A last-ditch global warming fix? A…