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Geoengineering Trials

September 9, 2011

It will be interesting to see how this geoengineering trial goes. This is for the so-called SPICE trial: FIELD trials for experiments to engineer the climate have begun. Next month a team of UK researchers will hoist one end of a 1-kilometre-long hose aloft using a balloon, then attempt to pump water up it and […]

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Dana Milbank Weighs in on Geoengineering

October 18, 2010

Dana Milbank’s column from yesterday: It’s time for policymakers to get serious about these and other “geoengineering” proposals to cool the Earth and remove excess carbon. Yes, well, we’re talking about it right now.

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Geoengineering Ethics

October 18, 2010

Been a bit off the wagon again, but for the next several days I’ll be liveblogging the Geoengineering Ethics conference in Missoula, Montana. We have a slate of pretty interesting folks here. First up, in about an hour, Nancy Tuana and Clark Miller. Check the schedule for the whole schedule.

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Geoengineering

October 2, 2010

The geoengineering follies continue.

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Geoengineering Article

August 5, 2010

My article with Lisa Dilling, “Geoengineering, Ocean Fertilization, and the Problem of Permissible Pollution” is now out in Science, Technology and Human Values. Check it out: Many geoengineering projects have been proposed to address climate change, including both solar radiation management and carbon removal techniques. Some of these methods would introduce additional compounds into the […]

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Geoengineering with a Cultural Twist

June 13, 2010

Could this be the future face of geoengineering? Thais Fire Penis-Shaped Rockets to Trigger Rain; Showers Desperately Needed In today’s most entertaining effort to influence the local weather, farmers in rural Thailand recently completed their annual rainmaking ritual: firing phallic rockets into the skies to try to trigger downpours. Not sure if that will work. […]

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Geoengineering

March 24, 2010

Cribbing this announcement from Roger. Here are some earlier posts and thoughts on geoengineering (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), as well as some more formal articles (6, 7, 8 & 9). I should probably re-read them to figure out what the hell I’m gonna say. PANEL DISCUSSION GEOENGINEERING AND CLIMATE CHANGE: POSSIBILITIES, PROMISES, PERILS MONDAY, MARCH 29 AT 3:30 PM CIRES AUDITORIUM […]

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AMS on Geoengineering

December 23, 2009

The American Meteorological Society has just adopted a policy on geoengineering. According to a little mousey, the AGU also adopted it, though I can’t find confirmation of that. Coupla quick thoughts: Three proactive strategies could reduce the risks of climate change: 1) mitigation: reducing emissions; 2) adaptation: moderating climate impacts by increasing our capacity to cope with them; and […]

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GeoEngineering Follow-up

October 20, 2009

The talk with Steve Rayner went well yesterday.  It was fun, albeit too short to offer any real commentary. One question I have for readers is what they (you) think about GeoEngineering. My view is that in almost all climatic circumstances, we shouldn’t deploy geoengineering technologies. (Note: like Rayner, I’m hesitant to clump all geoengineering […]

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GeoEngineering

October 19, 2009

I will be offering comments on Steve Rayner’s GeoEngineering talk later this afternoon.  Any local Colorado folks might be interested in attending. Further details here. ENVS Colloquium Series Mon Oct 19, 2009. 03:30 pm – 05:30 pm UMC 285 (Aspen Rooms) Rayner’s Abstract: In light of increasing concerns about the scale and timing of greenhouse […]