30.09.2018

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CNN: Drought woes? This tech can literally make it rain

"North Dakota-based Weather Modification International uses planes to target clouds and draw out more rain from them. The concept, called cloud seeding, has been around for decades. But there is new urgency due to climate change and a rapidly growing global population, which have disrupted global water supplies."

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13.09.2018

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EcoWatch: UK Could Become ‘Net Zero by 2050’ Using Negative Emissions

"The UK could cut its emissions to "net-zero" within the next three decades by stepping up investment into technologies that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere, a report finds."

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27.08.2018

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The Guardian: 'Rain dancing 2.0': should humans be using tech to control the weather?

"The devices are being blamed for causing a drought during months when farmers near the German carmaker’s plant in Puebla expected plenty of rain."

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13.08.2018

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Heyen, D.; et al. (2018): Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering

Heyen, D.; Horton, J.; Moreno C. (2018): Strategic implications of counter-geoengineering. Clash or cooperation. Munich: CESifo Center for Economic Studies & Ifo Institute (CESifo working paper Category 10, Energy and climate economics, no. 7180). Online verfügbar unter http://www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/docbase/DocBase_Content/WP/WP-CESifo_Working_Papers/wp-cesifo-2018/wp-cesifo-2018-07/12012018007180.html.

"We analyze whether the threat of counter-geoengineering technologies capable of negating the climatic effects of solar geoengineering can overcome the free-driver problem and tilt the game in favor of international cooperation. Our game-theoretical model of asymmetric countries allows for a rigorous analysis of the strategic interaction surrounding solar geoengineering and counter-geoengineering. "

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23.07.2018

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coolaustralia.org: Geoengineering – Climate Control?

"Geoengineering is the idea of applying planetary engineering to Earth. This can be traced to the early years of the Cold War, when scientists in both the United States and the Soviet Union devoted considerable funds to controlling the weather as part of their military strategy. Some early geoengineering proposals included the damming of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Bering Strait as a way to warm the Arctic, making Siberia more habitable."

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25.10.2017

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Gizmodo: Geostorm's Weather Control Tech Is Exceptionally Bogus, Scientists Explain

"While Geostorm’s weather control tech is very bogus (more on that in a sec), the idea of a large-scale, technological intervention to chill out Earth’s climate is not. This concept, called geoengineering, has been around for a few decades, but until recently it was confined to the scientific fringes. As the mere existence of a film like Geostorm demonstrates, geoengineering has started to go mainstream."

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14.10.2017

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National Geographic: Can We Engineer a Way to Stop a Hurricane?

"A horrible hurricane season has revived the old dream of throttling the storms—perhaps by cooling the warm seas that energize them."

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22.09.2017

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Environmental Guru: Could climate engineering technologies weaken hurricanes?

"With this in mind, we asked members of our Board of Advisors, made up of physical and social scientists, to comment on the question “Could climate engineering technologies be used to slow or weaken hurricanes? Is this a research question worth proposing or a distraction?” "

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21.09.2017

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Space.com: No, We Can't Control Hurricanes from Space

""We have no real idea how to control weather in the sense of a hurricane," John Moore, a scientist at Beijing Normal University, told Space.com. "All that realistically can be done is changing the thermodynamics of the system, which largely means changing the sea-surface temperatures.""

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17.09.2017

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The Herald: Professor Stephen Salter: Meet the Scot who's invented a way to calm killer hurricanes

"A SCOTTISH professor has come up with what he claims is a new way to cool ocean surface waters and weaken violent tropical storms like Hurricane Irma which devastated the Caribbean and US coast last week. Professor Stephen Salter’s 'spray ships' would shoot water into the earth’s atmosphere to increase the amount of sunlight reflected back into space from the tops of thin, low-level clouds and produce a cooling effect."

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