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2010-04-19 16:48:00

GREENBELT, Md., April 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the midst of seemingly unending questions about climate change, a new book by Claire L. Parkinson, a world-renowned climate scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., can provide some answers. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The book, entitled "Coming Climate Crisis? Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix," will be published this week by Rowman & Littlefield. Parkinson...

2010-03-29 13:35:00

WASHINGTON, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- The Asilomar International Conference on Climate Intervention Technologies held last week in Pacific Grove, CA concluded a week of conversations and discussions on climate intervention and guidelines for research and experimentation. The Conference, held at the Asilomar Conference Center, began on March 22 and ended on March 26th. The conference was developed by Dr. Margaret Leinen of the Climate Response Fund, a non-profit based in Alexandria, VA...

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2010-02-20 09:01:56

Computer models show how skyborne seawater particles change cloud brightness, temperature, rain patterns Ships blowing off steam are helping researchers understand how manmade particles might be useful against global warming. New results from modeling clouds like those seen in shipping lanes reveal the complex interplay between aerosols, the prevailing weather and even the time of day the aerosol particles hit the air, according to research presented Saturday morning at the American...

2010-01-27 16:41:49

Climate change experts argue for international geoengineering effort Internationally coordinated research and field-testing on 'geoengineering' the planet's atmosphere to limit risk of climate change should begin soon along with building international governance of the technology, say scientists from the University of Calgary and the United States. Collaborative and government-supported studies on solar-radiation management, a form of geo-engineering, would reduce the risk of nations'...

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2009-12-10 13:00:00

Climate experts say geo-engineers are exploring radical new ways to combat Earth's climate crisis, including fertilizing the seas with iron, scattering particles in the stratosphere to reflect sunlight or building a sunshade in space, AFP reported. However, many of these ideas are contested as risky for the environment and laden with unknowns about cost, practicality and legality. But mainstream scientists who once dismissed these projects are now starting to consider their possibilities....

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2009-10-06 14:07:21

A knowledge gap exists in the area of climate research: for decades, scientists have been asking themselves whether, and to what extent man-made aerosols, that is, dust particles suspended in the atmosphere, enlarge the cloud cover and thus curb climate warming. Research has made little or no progress on this issue. Two scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg (MPI-M) and the American National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) report in the journal...

2009-09-01 10:49:45

The future of the Earth could rest on potentially dangerous and unproven geoengineering technologies unless emissions of carbon dioxide can be greatly reduced, a new study has found.The report (published September 1, by the Royal Society, the UK's national academy of science) found that unless future efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions are much more successful than they have been so far, additional action in the form of geoengineering will be necessary to cool the planet. However, the...

2009-09-01 10:40:00

Hot on the heels of the Royal Society's Geoengineering the Climate report, September's Physics World contains feature comment from UK experts stressing the need to start taking geoengineering "“ deliberate interventions in the climate system to counteract man-made global warming "“ more seriously.Of increased importance, as policy makers and politicians prepare to negotiate binding carbon emission targets at December's United Nation's Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen...

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2009-08-27 11:05:00

Giant "synthetic trees" that reflect heat back into the sky may become a common sight within the next 20 years, as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers sets out to combat the world's climate change with cutting edge technology. Engineers are working on producing 100,000 artificial trees as part of three practical geo-engineering ideas listed in a new report. Without geo-engineering, dangerous climate change will be unavoidable, said the authors of the report. A 100-year roadmap to...

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2009-08-07 12:00:00

Climate experts say a fleet of wind-powered ships could be one of the more feasible solutions of climate engineering to reduce global warming.The Copenhagen Consensus on Climate has released an analysis paper that addresses a variety of proposed climate engineering options.The paper was written to address the question: "If the global community wants to spend up to, say $250 billion per year over the next 10 years to diminish the adverse effects of climate changes, and to do most good for the...


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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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