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Some people might argue that the greatest moral challenge of our time is serious enough to justify deliberately tampering with our climate
to stave off the damaging effects of global warming.
Geoengineering, or “climate hacking”, to use ...
A global deal to combat climate
change lurches toward reality in Lima, Peru, this week--and yet any politically feasible agreement will be insufficient to restrain continued warming of global average temperatures, perhaps uncomfortably high. ...
IN 1990 John Latham, a cloud physicist, published a short article in Nature under the headline “Control of Global Warming?” It argued that if low-lying maritime clouds were made a bit brighter, the Earth could be cooled enough to make up for the ...
The deliberate, large-scale intervention in the Earth’s climate
system is not a “quick fix” for global warming, according to the findings of the UK’s first publicly funded studies on geoengineering
The results of three projects – IAGP, ...
—which sometimes seems to be the despairing climate
scientist’s Plan B—simply won’t work. It won’t offer a quick fix to the planet’s burden of global warming, and it will be difficult to convince anybody that it could work at ...
– which sometimes seems to be the despairing climate
scientist’s Plan B – simply won’t work.
It won’t offer a quick fix to the planet’s burden of global warming, and it will be difficult to convince anybody that it could ...
, which includes spraying sea salt or sulphate aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect sunlight, won’t provide a “magic bullet” to combat climate
change, a University of Oxford study shows.
It’s too soon to judge the costs ...
This week COIN hosted Naomi Klein – one of the most influential leftwing voices of our time – in Oxford as she launched her new book, ‘This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate
’. Having read the book, and listened to her speak, I offer ...
ne man, backed by many, marches on Washington to tell lawmakers and the world that 'there is hope right beneath our feet.`
Just over a week ago, the executive director of the Rodale Institute, Mark 'Coach` Smallwood, set out from the ...
At the world's first major geoengineering
conference, two separate scientists put forward proposals to use lasers to modify the Earth's climate
and fight global warming, from space.
One suggested that a satellite equipped with a ...
The Royal Society of London, the world's oldest scientific publisher, has unveiled a proposal to create the first serious framework for future geoengineering
It's a sign that what are still considered drastic and risky ...
Not long ago, my newspaper informed me that glaciers in the western Antarctic, undermined by the warmer seas of a hotter world, were collapsing, and their disappearance “now appears to be unstoppable.” The melting of these great ice sheets would ...
For some, the irony is almost too much to bear. While Congress is eager to fund a $2 billion expedition to search for oceans beneath Europa, some 95% of Earth's oceans are unexplored. Given the role of oceans in regulating climate
, and their ...
There’s a bit in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland where things get “curiouser and curiouser” as the heroine tries to reach a garden at the end of a rat-hole sized corridor that she’s just way too big for.
She drinks a potion and eats a ...
Naomi Oreskes is a professor of the history of science
at Harvard University. Erik Conway is a historian of science
and technology at the California Institute of Technology. They are the co-authors of “The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View ...
‘Call me Victor,’ says the mustachioed scientist as he picks me up from the airport on a brisk, fall afternoon in Germany. Victor Smetacek is an esteemed marine biologist, but he’s decided to spend his golden years on an ambitious new pursuit. He ...
When the United Nations' last major climate
change report was released in April, it omitted some country-specific emissions data for political reasons, a trio of new papers argue, sounding a warning bell about the global politicization of climate
By continuing to spew greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, humanity is conducting the largest uncontrolled scientific experiment in the Earth’s 4.5 billion year history. The most recent assessment report from the Intergovernmental Panel on ...
Research from NASA released on May 12 suggests that a large section of the West Antarctic ice sheet is now on a path, perhaps irrevocably, to collapse. The result could be billions of tons of ice poured into the Southern Ocean each year. This ...
US Secretary of State John Kerry: "Unless we act dramatically and quickly, science
tells us our climate
and our way of life are literally in jeopardy. Denial of the science
is malpractice. There are those who say we can`t afford to act. But ...
A United Nations report suggests that governments can still avert the more serious consequences of climate
change provided they act quickly and aggressively to cut the accelerating pace of greenhouse-gas emissions.
According to the ...
IF you were looking for ways to increase public skepticism about global warming, you could hardly do better than the forthcoming nine-part series on climate
change and natural disasters, starting this Sunday on Showtime. A trailer for "Years of ...
As the term implies, geoengineering
is engineering on a planetary scale. It involves attempting to arrest the course of climate
change through mega-projects - by seeding the atmosphere with reflective particles, for example, or by putting ...
Somewhere around two hundred thousand years ago, a new primate emerges on Earth.
"The members of the species are not particularly swift or strong or fertile," the New Yorker`s Elizabeth Kolbert writes in her new book, "The Sixth ...
The National Academy of Science
s has teamed up with its U.K. counterpart, the Royal Society, to produce a different kind of climate
-change report. Instead of NAS’s traditional report that is densely packed with erudite commentary aimed at a ...