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”…

Limestone Dust: The Latest Climate Geoengineering Favourite

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A US study has suggested hurling crushed limestone into the stratosphere to halt global warming, on the grounds that it would do less damage than sulphates, and might help repair the ozone layer. Atmospheric limestone dust injection could halt global warming Geoengineering using limestone aerosols would also help to stop…

Study: The climate ‘uncertainty monster’ limits geoengineering schemes

From the VTT TECHNICAL RESEARCH CENTRE OF FINLAND, a paper that suggests Dr. Judith Curry’s view of the “uncertainty monster” was right all along. Uncertainties related to climate engineering limit its use in curbing climate change Climate engineering refers to the systematic, large-scale modification of the environment using various climate intervention techniques. However, a new study…

Ecosystem Translocation: The latest Climate Engineering Brainstorm

Guest essay by Eric Worrall Stéphane Boyer, senior lecturer at UNITEC Institute of Technology is worried that plants and animals can’t move fast enough to survive climate change. His solution: give nature a helping hand, by digging up entire ecosystems, and moving them hundreds of miles, to maintain optimum climatic conditions. Climate change threatens entire…