Tagged: geoengineering

Climate change – determination over despair - Ariadne

Robert Hickson Sep 19, 2019

  There is much to be despondent about looking ahead to the consequences of a changing climate. But adopting Jonathan Franzen’s defeatism isn’t the best response. Reducing adverse impacts of climate change isn’t as simple as regulating automotive emissions, banning a pesticide of refrigerant, or changing to LED lights. But nor is it as … Read More

Climate Shock - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Mar 12, 2015

Uncertainties attend the predictions of climate science, as the scientists themselves are careful to acknowledge. Reluctant policy makers use this uncertainty to support a “wait and see” response to climate change. Prominent American economists Gernot Wagner and Martin Weitzman in their recent book Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet are scathing in […] … Read More

The Climate Show #32: a Cook’s tour of the Aussie heat - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Jan 24, 2013

At long last: John Cook from Skeptical Science rejoins the Climate Show team for the first show of 2013. He hooks up with Glenn and Gareth to review Australia’s big heatwave, and stays around to dig into the new Greenpeace report on dirty energy, discuss Obama’s inauguration speech and Boris Johnson’s climate blunder, the latest [...] … Read More

Geoengineering trial cancelled: more regulation needed - Guest Work

Guest Author Jun 19, 2012

by Dr PhD, Research Associate at University of Cambridge and at SPICE Inventors have long been protecting their ideas by filing patent applications on new technologies. But is it appropriate for researchers or companies to own the intellectual property rights to climate-altering technologies? This is a significant issue for the scientists and engineers involved in the … Read More

Oceanographers win PM’s science prize for climate work - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Dec 16, 2011

This year’s NZ Prime Minister’s Science Prize — worth $500,000 — has been awarded to a team of scientists working on climate-related issues at the joint Otago University and National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA) Centre for Chemical & Physical Oceanography. The team carried out ground-breaking research on using iron to fertilise phytoplankton [...] … Read More

TOSP Episode 12: November 28th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 28, 2011

Welcome back to a very icy, buggy TOSP! This week, Elf and aimee talk about ice.  Well, mostly ice. Brinicles, ice on Europa and even ice-related geoengineering in Mongolia. And undersea silk. Excitingly, however, they also talk with their first guest, Sciblogger Siouxsie Wiles of Infectious Thoughts, and her post this week on (illegal) chickenpox lollipops.  She … Read More

Ulan Bator’s geoengineering scheme is THAT cool - misc.ience

Aimee Whitcroft Nov 25, 2011

Originally syndicated from the Lemur Attack Force blog (I’m doing the Mongol Rally next year, and we could use YOUR help!) As you quite possibly know, Ulan Bator is the capital of Mongolia. And, given that it’s going to suffer from the continentality effect as a result of its location (clue — it’s very … Read More

Not a pretty picture: recent science summarised - Hot Topic

Bryan Walker Oct 17, 2011

A valuable review, Climate Science 2009-2010, has just been published by the World Resources Institute. It’s a summary of major peer-reviewed research in climate change science and technology during those two years. Aimed at policymakers, the NGO community, and the media, it offers succinct summaries of the findings of a wide array of scientific papers, [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #6: Monckton and the iron in the ocean - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Feb 03, 2011

A very wide ranging Climate Show this week, with Dr Philip Boyd of NIWA and Otago University explaining why fertilising the oceans to soak up more carbon is not likely to be our “get out of jail free” card, John Cook of Skeptical Science introducing the new Monckton Myths section of the site, plus interesting [...] … Read More

The Climate Show #1 (Astral Express) - Hot Topic

Gareth Renowden Nov 04, 2010

[Video] The Climate Show comes out of beta testing today, with the release of the first full show, code-named Astral Express after the yacht that kiwi yachtsman Graeme Kendall sailed through the North West Passage in record time a couple of months ago. Graeme’s our star guest, but we’re also pleased to welcome to the [...] … Read More

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