05.05.2019

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Pacific Standard: The Billionaires' Guide to Hacking the Planet

"SRM refers to "solar radiation management," the most frequently discussed form of geoengineering, which involves injecting aerosols in the stratosphere to cool the planet—much like major volcanic eruptions do naturally. The other key term here is "unilateral action." This refers to the possibility that someone might simply take matters into his own hands."

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04.03.2019

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Futurenow: How artificially brightened clouds could stop climate change

"In truth, we already know the action needed to reduce man-made climate change: a rapid reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, replacing fossil fuels with renewable energy. According to the recent Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) report, the world has just 12 years in which to cut emissions by half, and 32 years (by 2050) to get net emissions down to zero."

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27.01.2019

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Eos: Managing Uncertainties in Climate Engineering

"Climate engineering, or geoengineering, looks at ways to temporarily offset climate change by deliberately modifying the climate system. One of the most studied ideas, which is the focus of a new special issue in the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, involves stratospheric sulfate aerosols, mimicking the cooling experienced after large volcanic eruptions [Kravitz et al., 2018]."

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07.12.2018

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Independent: First ever sun-dimming experiment will mimic volcanic eruption in attempt to reverse global warming

"Scientists plan to mimic the effects of a massive volcanic eruption in a bid to tackle global warming. Plans to geoengineer the atmosphere by blocking out sunlight have been floated before, but an experiment launched next year by Harvard researchers will be the first to test the theory in the stratosphere."

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03.12.2018

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The Times: Fake eruption could dim sun and combat global warming

"A scheme to dim the sun by mimicking the impact of volcanic eruptions will move a step closer next year with the first experiment in the stratosphere."

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29.11.2018

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The Heartland Institute: Geo-engineering: Ignoring the Consequences

"The latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said we have only 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions. NBC News offered this gem: “A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made ‘volcanic’ eruption” to cool the planet.” Its article proclaimed, “Scientists and some environmentalists believe nations might have to mimic volcanic gases as a last-ditch effort to protect Earth from extreme warming.”"

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26.11.2018

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Clean Technica: Scientists Prescribe A Healthy Dose Of Sulphate Particles To Promote Global Cooling On The Cheap

"June 16, 1883. The island of Krakatoa in the Java Straits disappears in a volcanic eruption so powerful it blots out the sun in many places around the world. Millions of tons of hydrogen sulfide gas are hurled high into the Earth’s atmosphere, where they remain for years. Tracking the ash clouds from Krakatoa alerts the scientific community for the first time to the existence of the jet streams."

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30.09.2018

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livemint: Opinion | The risk of planetary geoengineering

"In 1991, when Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted, it spewed over 20 million tonnes of sulphur into the upper atmosphere. Shortly thereafter we began to witness a strange phenomenon. The sulphates in the stratosphere were acting as a sort of a sun visor, shielding the earth from the sun’s rays and reducing global temperatures by nearly half a degree Celsius by the end of the year."

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28.08.2018

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California Magazine: Reading Roundup: Volcanic Umbrellas, Student Oscars, More

"As climate change increasingly alters our lifestyles and embeds itself into our collective consciousness, geoengineering—in this case, humans playing volcano to replicate this cooling event—became a fascinating idea."

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27.08.2018

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Frankfurter Allgemeine: Climate rescue, a dangerous game (German)

German article on CE.

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