26.02.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Legal Planet: Maxing Out NEPA: Environmental Review of Early Solar Geoengineering Field Research

"Done right, environmental review can reach what worries people most about climate engineering."

LINK


Read more »

30.01.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Medium: The Scoop on Solar Geoengineering: Is it a Viable Solution?

"In a recent debate on Intelligence Squared, debaters explored the prospect of solar geoengineering to solve the looming environmental crisis of global warming. Speakers explored their different approaches to the legal, security, and policy implications that implementing geoengineering techniques could take."

LINK


Read more »

23.01.2020

# Media

0 Comments

BBC News: Space mission to reveal 'Truths' about climate change

"The UK is going to lead a space mission to get an absolute measurement of the light reflected off Earth's surface."

LINK


Read more »

23.01.2020

# Calls & events

0 Comments

Job: Fellowships at Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP)

Deadline: 28. February 2020

"We encourage applications from scholars in a range of disciplines, including the natural sciences, economics, law, government, public policy, public health, medicine, design, and the humanities. We also encourage applicants who are new to the field of solar geoengineering, and who have critical views."

LINK


Read more »

20.01.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Phys.org: Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

"While de-carbonizing the world's emissions sources continues to pose a large challenge, solar geoengineering, which is process where incoming sunlight is intentionally reflected to cool rising temperatures, could help avoid the worst consequences of global warming. This analysis is the first to project the response of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the specific pattern of cooling solar geoengineering produces."

LINK


Read more »

20.01.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Fast Company: Solar geoengineering could have big benefits (and also big risks)

"A new study found the effects on inequality from lowering global temperature via limiting the sun that reaches the Earth could be massive. But can we get those same effects simply by reducing carbon emissions in a less risky way?"

LINK


Read more »

20.01.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Harding, Anthony R.; et al. (2020): Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality

Harding, Anthony R.; Ricke, Katharine; Heyen, Daniel; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Moreno-Cruz, Juan (2020): Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality. In Nat Commun 11 (1), pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13957-x.

"Combining historical evidence with climate simulations of mean annual temperature and precipitation, we project socio-economic outcomes under high anthropogenic emissions for stylized climate scenarios in which global temperatures are stabilized or over-cooled by blocking solar radiation. We find impacts of climate changes on global GDP-per-capita by the end of the century are temperature-driven, highly dispersed, and model dependent. "

LINK


Read more »

20.01.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Mirage News: Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty

“We find hotter countries respond more to small changes in temperature,” said Moreno-Cruz, who is also Canada Research Chair in energy transitions. “Because poorer countries tend to be hotter, there is a disproportional impact of climate on those countries.

LINK


Read more »

14.01.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Stephens, Jennie C.; Surprise, Kevin (2020): The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research

Stephens, Jennie C.; Surprise, Kevin (2020): The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research. In Global Sustainability 3. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2019.28.

"Solar geoengineering research advances an extreme, expert–elite technocratic intervention into the global climate system that would serve to further concentrate contemporary forms of political and economic power. For these reasons, we argue that it is unethical and unjust to advance solar geoengineering research."

LINK


Read more »

14.01.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2020): Uncertainty and the basis for confidence in solar geoengineering research

Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2020): Uncertainty and the basis for confidence in solar geoengineering research. In Nat Rev Earth Environ 1 (1), pp. 64–75. DOI: 10.1038/s43017-019-0004-7.

"Using a risk-register framework, we illustrate key uncertainties, such as sub-grid-scale mixing or effects of stratospheric heating, investigations of which should be prioritized to transition the field to a mission-driven research agenda."

LINK


Read more »