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Smaller Volcanoes Could Cool Climate According To Satellite Research
2012-07-05 16:33:57

A University of Saskatchewan-led international research team has discovered that aerosols from relatively small volcanic eruptions can be boosted into the high atmosphere by weather systems such as monsoons, where they can affect global temperatures. The research appears in the July 6 issue of the journal Science. Adam Bourassa, from the U of S Institute of Space and Atmospheric Studies, led the research. He explains that until now it was thought that a massively energetic eruption was...

Patent Issue Halts Climate Control Experiments
2012-05-17 04:34:11

Fighting over patents may seem silly when phone or computer manufacturers are involved. After all, no normal person knows how computers connect to a network or how photos are shared over the internet. However, normal people can and do feel the effects of global warming, like the rash of weird weather we´ve had in the past few years. Therefore, it´s a bit frustrating and surprising that something as seemingly insignificant as patents have curbed a UK climate experiment to try and...

2012-01-26 02:16:21

As the reality and the impact of climate warming have become clearer in the last decade, researchers have looked for possible engineering solutions — such as removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or directing the sun's heat away from Earth — to help offset rising temperatures. New University of Washington research demonstrates that one suggested method, injecting sulfate particles into the stratosphere, would likely achieve only part of the desired effect, and could carry...

2012-01-23 11:21:10

Carbon dioxide emissions from the burning of coal, oil, and gas have been increasing over the past decades, causing the Earth to get hotter and hotter. There are concerns that a continuation of these trends could have catastrophic effects, including crop failures in the heat-stressed tropics. This has led some to explore drastic ideas for combating global warming, including the idea of trying to counteract it by reflecting sunlight away from the Earth. However, it has been suggested that...

2011-10-24 12:48:48

Research on geoengineering appears to have broad public support, as a new, internationally-representative survey revealed that 72 per cent of respondents approved research into the climate-manipulating technique. The study, published today, 24 October, in IOP Publishing's journal Environmental Research Letters, is the first international survey on public perception of geoengineering and solar radiation management (SRM) and shows that these terms are becoming increasingly embedded into...

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2011-08-25 11:37:37

  Our understanding of how clouds form may need to be revised, according to new research published in the journal Nature. The study has found that one or more unidentified organic gases have a significant influence on the Earth's cloud cover. The research has implications for certain predictions about climate change because aerosol particles and the clouds they seed have a cooling effect on the Earth by reflecting radiation from the sun. Jasper Kirkby, head of the Cosmics...

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2011-08-22 13:18:28

Supercomputer simulations by University of Washington researchers outline the potential risks and benefits of geoengineering Scientists believe that our warming world may face catastrophic changes to its natural environment, including droughts, rising oceans and fiercer, more frequent hurricanes. Theoretically, it may be necessary to act globally to mitigate the damage. Initially, those efforts will probably take the form of limits on greenhouse gas emissions or forest preservation. But...

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2011-04-06 12:17:04

According to new research, whitening clouds by spraying them with seawater could do more harm than good for climate change. Whiter clouds reflect more solar energy back into space, which inevitably cools the Earth. However a study presented at the European Geosciences Union meeting found that using water droplets of the wrong size would lead to warming, not cooling. One scientist said it should be possible to make sure droplets were the correct size. John Latham of the University...


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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Terraforming -- Terraforming (literally, "Earth-shaping") is the process of modifying a planet, moon or other body to a more habitable atmosphere, temperature or ecology. The term was first used in a science fiction novel, 'Seetee Shock' (1940?) by Jack Williamson, but the actual concept is older than that. An example in fiction is 'First and Last Men' by Olaf Stapledon in which Venus is modified, after a long and destructive war with the original inhabitants, who naturally object to the...

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