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We need to fully understand geoengineering, even if to better realize what a bad idea it is

Geoengineering – Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It

Is geoengineering pure insanity? Maybe we should talk about it Is geoengineering the key to solving the global climate change problem? That’s the kind of question that evokes a knee-jerk reaction from those how consider it, including me. I believe we’re already doing enough geoengineering on the planet, albeit unplanned and perhaps unintended. For me, geoengineering like the kind environmental engineer David…

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Is soalr geoengineering feasible or even a good idea?

EarthTalk: Solar GeoEngineering

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine  Dear EarthTalk: What is solar geoengineering and how can it help stave off global warming? – Jamie Renquist, Salem, OR Solar geoengineering is a term describing any of various techniques for reducing the amount of sunlight that reaches the Earth and its atmosphere….

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Permaculture and Perennial Crops as a Geo-Engineering Strategy

Geo-engineering has received a bad rap over the last decade as radical ideas get mixed reviews on the scientific stage.  For those not familiar, geo-engineering is a term used to describe a combination of technology, innovation and environmentalism aimed at changing the trajectory of climate change. Historically, geo-engineering has fallen into two categories: solar radiation mitigation and carbon dioxide removal. …

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Bipartisan task force urges further research on "climate remediation" technologies

Bipartisan Task Force Recommends More Research on Climate Remediation (Geoengineering)

A task force from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a report earlier this month urging a coordinated government effort to research the “potential effectiveness, feasibility, and consequences of climate remediation technologies”. Climate remediation is defined as techniques and processes “intentionally deployed to counter the climate effects of past greenhouse gas emissions on the atmosphere”. Such techniques may include anything from simply…

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Geoengineering: Will Attempts to “Play God” Lead to Ruin or Salvation?

The controversial new book SuperFreakonomics has stirred vociferous and vehement responses, with many accusing authors Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner of “getting it all wrong” in their chapter about global warming. In that chapter, Levitt and Dubner referenced the work of climatologist Ken Caldeira’s work studying the implications of geoengineering – large-scale, deliberate manipulation of Earth’s climate system – as a “solution” to…

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Geo-Engineering: A Solution to Climate Change Not Worth the Risk

Scientists at the annual meeting of Ecological Society of America consider the benefits vs. the risks of global-scale geo-engineering projects to reduce global warming, and most consider the risks too great.