Proposal: Geo-engineered glacier control to limit sea level rise

From the European Geosciences Union and the “we can stop that glacier in its tracks, cold. Trust us.” department comes this wacky geoengineering idea. I think these folks don’t understand what the scope of engineering something like this would actually be. Glacial engineering could limit sea-level rise, if we get our emissions under control Targeted…

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Climate Geoengineering Oops: Injecting Sulphates Into the Stratosphere To Reflect Sunlight Would Starve Crops of Sunlight

Guest essay by Eric Worrall I guess we should be grateful that this time someone noticed the problems BEFORE creating another climate policy driven global food shortage. Dimming sunlight to slow global warming may harm crop yields: study Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent OSLO (Reuters) – Spraying a veil of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth…

Latest nutty Geoengineering idea: Salt the atmosphere

An idea so bad, even Michael Mann realizes it’s a stinker. Sprinkling large amounts of salt into the atmosphere could stave off climate change, a group of researchers has proposed. They’ve suggested that, because salt is highly reflective, it could potentially reflect sunlight back into outer space, helping to cool the Earth, they wrote in a…

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Claim: Deep Fat Friers Are Cooling the Planet

Guest essay by Eric Worrall According to British researchers, droplets of oil from deep fat friers are measurably contributing to a vast, cooling cloud over big cities, helping to mitigate the damaged caused by global warming; though more research is required to confirm this effect. Deep fat fryers may help form cooling clouds By Matt…

Study: Artificially cooling the planet is a ‘risky strategy’ – may create worse storms

From the UNIVERSITY OF EXETER Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – the intentional manipulation of the climate to counter the effect of global warming by injecting aerosols artificially…

Luxury Maine Geoengineering Climate Conference

Guest essay by Eric Worrall One hundred scientists gathered late last month in a luxury ski resort in Maine to discuss Geoengineering. To Stop Global Warming, Should Humanity Dim the Sky? The world’s top geoengineering researchers met off the record to discuss the possibility in Maine last month. ROBINSON MEYER AUG 7, 2017 Late last…

Could spraying particles into marine clouds help cool the planet?

From Eurekalert Public Release: 25-Jul-2017 University of Washington The idea of geoengineering, also known as climate engineering, is very controversial. But as greenhouse gases continue to accumulate in our atmosphere, scientists are beginning to look at possible emergency measures. A new University of Washington study looks at the idea of marine cloud brightening, which a…

New save the planet scheme: 'cocktail geoengineering'

Could ‘cocktail geoengineering’ save the climate? From the CARNEGIE INSTITUTION FOR SCIENCE Geoengineering is a catch-all term that refers to various theoretical ideas for altering Earth’s energy balance to combat climate change. New research from an international team of atmospheric scientists published by Geophysical Research Lettersinvestigates for the first time the possibility of using a “cocktail”…