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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 ...
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 ...
In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands.They partnered with an American businessman, ...
Altering the upper atmosphere could block enough sunlight to offset the warming effects of climate change and protect food crops. But what are the risks?
For a few years now, a handful of scientists have been proposing grandiose ...
The majority of the public supports research into geoengineering
technologies – methods to artificially control Earth's climate – according to a new survey.
The results come as a surprise, given the recent political backlash
Political opposition to technologies that could artificially cool the planet is in full swing. A field test of geoengineering
, planned for October in Sculthorpe, UK, has been postponed for six months. Meanwhile, the European Parliament has passed ...
It has an appealing symmetry to it: If we got ourselves into this climate mess by digging up and burning coal, maybe we can fix it by creating some more coal and putting it back into the ground.
That very idea, involving the ...
Plans are taking shape for the day when a global coalition may have to "hack the planet" in a bid to reverse the ravages of global warming.
Proposals to cool the Earth by deploying sunshades or sucking carbon dioxide from the atmosphere ...