Category: GeoEngineering / GeoTerrorism

Wolovick: Geoengineering polar glaciers to slow sea-level rise

Public Release: 19-Mar-2018   A Princeton University researcher suggests a radical solution to prevent catastrophic glacial melting. Princeton University Targeted geoengineering to preserve continental ice sheets deserves serious research and investment, argues an international team of researchers in a Comment published March 14 in the journal Nature. Without […]

Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions

Public Release: 14-Nov-2017 Artificially cooling planet ‘risky strategy,’ new research shows University of Exeter Proposals to reduce the effects of global warming by imitating volcanic eruptions could have a devastating effect on global regions prone to either tumultuous storms or prolonged drought, new research has shown. Geoengineering – […]

Virus reprograms ocean plankton

Public Release: 21-Aug-2017 University of Exeter A virus which infects ocean plankton can reprogramme cells and change the way they absorb nutrients – potentially changing how carbon is stored in the ocean, new research shows. Scientists from the University of Exeter have examined the DNA of the OTV6 […]

Burying Greenhouse Gas a Viable Idea, Study Finds

  By SEAN DUFFY       (CN) — Storing massive amounts of carbon dioxide underground may be a more effective tool for limiting global climate change than previously thought, a study released Thursday says.     The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, shows the viability of plans to capture […]

External noise produces volcanic seismicity, akin to a drumbeat

Public Release: 11-May-2015 Relatively small external disturbances play a crucial role in chaotic phenomena like the recent Calbuco volcanic eruption in Chile, leading to drum-beat-like seismicity Springer Volcanoes are considered chaotic systems. They are difficult to model because the geophysical and chemical parameters in volcanic eruptions exhibit high […]

Adjusting Earth’s thermostat, with caution

Harvard scientists say aspects of solar geoengineering can—and should—be tested without need for full-scale deployment November 17, 2014 Cambridge, Mass. – November 17, 2014 – A vast majority of scientists believe that the Earth is warming at an unprecedented rate and that human activity is almost certainly the […]

Bionic plants

CAMBRIDGE, MA — Plants have many valuable functions: They provide food and fuel, release the oxygen that we breathe, and add beauty to our surroundings. Now, a team of MIT researchers wants to make plants even more useful by augmenting them with nanomaterials that could enhance their energy […]

Climate Engineering: minor potential, major side effects

  GEOMAR researchers show limitations and side effects of large-scale climate intervention 25 February 2014/Kiel. With global greenhouse gas emissions continuing to increase proposals to limit the effects of climate change through the large-scale manipulation of the Earth system are increasingly being discussed. Researchers at the GEOMAR Helmholtz […]

Europe to Ditch Climate Protection Goals

Green Fade-Out By Gregor Peter Schmitz in Brussels The EU’s reputation as a model of environmental responsibility may soon be history. The European Commission wants to forgo ambitious climate protection goals and pave the way for fracking — jeopardizing Germany’s touted energy revolution in the process. The climate […]

Geoengineering the climate could reduce vital rains

  October 31, 2013 BOULDER—Although a significant build-up in greenhouse gases in the atmosphere would alter worldwide precipitation patterns, a widely discussed technological approach to reduce future global warming would also interfere with rainfall and snowfall, new research shows.   The international study, led by scientists at the […]