Tag Archives: geo-engineering

Geoengineering – Insanity? All the More Reason to Discuss It

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

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 Keith speaks of in …

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EarthTalk: Solar GeoEngineering

Is soalr geoengineering feasible or even a good idea?

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. Researchers are exploring the …

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

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

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 planting more trees to …

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Environmental News Wrap-Up: April 11-19

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Obama promises that his next focus will be the environment. It will be interesting to see how hard Obama pushes against industry and how much we accomplishes. After Copenhagen the US is still looking for an international plan of action. Reuters explains the approach that the US will take …

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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 the climate crisis that …

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