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Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can — and should — be tested without need for full-scale deployment.
Tinkering with climate change through climate engineering isn't going to help us get around what we have to do says a new report authored by researchers at six universities, including Simon Fraser University.
A proposed mitigation technique which involves spewing sulfur particles into the atmosphere could help combat climate change – but if stopped after being implemented, it could worsen the problem, University of Washington researchers warn.
As a range of climate change mitigation scenarios are discussed, University of Washington researchers have found that the injection of sulfate particles into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight and curb the effects of global warming could pose a severe threat if not maintained indefinitely and supported by strict reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
A special issue of the journal Climate Change, titled “Geoengineering Research and its Limitations,” addresses these technologies, as well as barriers, ethics and regulations.
A new study shows that although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reduce future global warming would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall.
In a move that sounds vaguely reminiscent of one of Dr. Evil’s plans, the CIA is planning to investigate how humans could potentially control the global climate.
Researchers suggest a targeted version of the geoengineering technique known as Marine Cloud Brightening - seeding the clouds to cool sea surface temperatures - could give coral a fifty year "breathing space" to recover from acidification and warming.
When you want to protect your skin from the harmful rays of the Sun, you employ some sort of sun block. But what would you use to protect the entire planet from the Sun?
A cost analysis of the technologies needed to transport materials into the stratosphere to reduce the amount of sunlight hitting Earth and therefore reduce the effects of global climate change has shown that they are both feasible and affordable.
- A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.