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Why Solar Geoengineering May Be Our Only Hope To Reverse Global Warming – Forbes

Last Wednesday night, as I watched the climate discussions with each of the Democratic Party candidates on CNN’s Presidential Climate Town Hall, I kept asking, “Why is only Andrew Yang talking about solar geoengineering?” True, he is the most tech-savvy…

This Bill Gates-funded chemical cloud could help stop global warming – CNBC

Fires burning across the Amazon rainforest have renewed the debate about solutions to climate change. Bill Gates is backing the first high-altitude experiment of one radical approach called solar geoengineering. It’s meant to mimic the effects of a giant volcanic…

Yang Would Spend $3 Trillion On Residential Solar, But The Same Money Could Decarbonize The Grid Entirely

Yang’s single largest dollar expenditure, 62% of his US$4.9 trillion budget, would only impact 2% to 5% of US energy consumption. And his investments on geoengineering, fusion, and thorium nuclear generation are purely wasted expenditures

Skeptical Science New Research for Week #35, 2019

Posted on 3 September 2019 by doug_bostrom 62 articles, with 11 freely available Nearer and dearer Emerging research on “psychological proximity” and climate change appears to be identifying relationships of physical and temporal distance of human thinkers to climate change…

Andrew Yang Wants ‘Space Mirrors’ To Combat Climate Change

Entrepreneur and Democrat presidential hopeful Andrew Yang released a massive plan on his website that lays out his ideas for saving the planet, which Yang says might require “emergency options” including “space mirrors” and moving Americans to higher ground. Yang…

Activist Researcher Back With Debunked Claims On Oil, Methane Emissions

A new Park Foundation-funded methane study is generating lots of anti-fracking headlines, despite its conclusions being at odds with the bulk of the scientific community. Cornell University professor and Food and Water Watch board member, Bob Howarth, is back and…

Persistent plume

(University of Colorado at Boulder) Thunderstorms generated by a group of giant wildfires in 2017 injected a small volcano’s worth of aerosol into the stratosphere, creating a smoke plume that lasted for almost nine months. In a new paper in Science, authors led by Pengfei Yu (CIRES, NOAA, Jinan University), explore implications for climate modeling, including models of nuclear winter and geoengineering.

Geoengineering versus a volcano

(Carnegie Institution for Science) Major volcanic eruptions spew ash particles into the atmosphere, which reflect some of the Sun’s radiation back into space and cool the planet. But could this effect be intentionally recreated to fight climate change? A new paper in Geophysical Research Letters investigates.

Iceberg-making submarine aims to tackle global warming by re-freezing the Arctic – Dezeen

A team of designers led by Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha proposes re-freezing sea water in the Arctic to create miniature modular icebergs using a submarine-like vessel, in a bid to combat climate change. The Indonesian designer worked on the prototype with…

The geoengineering of consent: How conspiracists dominate YouTube climate science content

(Frontiers) Using YouTube to learn about climate-change-related topics will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus. That’s the finding of a new study, which also reveals that conspiracy theorists have ‘hijacked’ some scientific terms, such as ‘geoengineering,’ so that searches provide entirely non-scientific content. Scientists could counteract this by forming alliances with influential YouTubers, politicians and those in popular culture, to ensure scientifically accurate video content reaches the widest-possible audience.