After Paris, time for an honest conversation – Simon Nicholson

In this brief video message, Simon Nicholson, Co-Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, argues that after CoP 21 in Paris, we must have more honest assessment of goals and the tools available to us. This means, he argues, a need for open consideration of ideas that to this point have largely been seen…

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Forum – “Fighting Climate Change with Geoengineering” responses

  The December 12 issue of Newsweek magazine includes the cover story “Planet Reboot: Fighting Climate Change With Geoengineering” The article included the following passage: The world’s climate scientists have begun to turn their attention to generating workable geoengineering projects that can either bypass governmental red tape or reverse the change [to the world’s climate…

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Engineering the World Climatic System: Transdisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Uncertainties – Guest Post – Dr. Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Mankind has always been in search of “green pastures”, a better place where to live. Scientific findings on the global warming have unveiled several scenarios of an eventual cataclysm on the earth planet. Hence, the scientific community has devised several mechanisms, including technologies that can track the causes and alleviate the impacts of climate variability…

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A quantitative evaluation of the public response to climate engineering: Reply to Gardner – Guest Post – Malcolm J. Wright, Damon A.H. Teagle and Pamela M. Feetham

Professor Meryl P. Gardner recently published a comment in this forum discussing our article on the likely public reaction to climate engineering. We thank Prof. Gardner for her thoughtful discussion, and for the positive comments on much of our work. While we have some areas of disagreement, we think critical discussion is an important part…

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“Quantitative Evaluation of the Public Response to Climate Engineering”: A Reply & Critique – Guest Post- Meryl P. Gardner, University of Delaware

  A 2014 study by Malcolm Wright, Damon Teagle, and Pamela Feetham, titled “A Quantitative Evaluation of the Public Response to Climate Engineering,” provides an important step in the development of our understanding of the public’s reaction to six climate geoengineering alternatives.  The survey demonstrates careful attention to method, measurement, and analysis, and its findings are…

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Geoengineering will not go away because we are not talking about it – Guest Post – Tina Johnson, Energy Action Coalition

Geoengineering will not go away because we are not talking about it.  Let’s join the discourse on the issue in a meaningful and proactive way. When I was introduced to geo-engineering a few months ago it blew my mind. It was as if every sci-fi thriller where the planet is destroyed because of human idiocy…

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Climate Geoengineering Governance: Expanding the Conversation – Guest Post – Mihir Shah, Council on Energy, Environment & Water, India

It is important that geoengineering governance becomes a part of mainstream public discourse in countries like India. Public consciousness about climate change has been on the rise in India in recent times. A recent survey conducted by Time Magazine across six countries highlighted that India is primed to lead the fight against climate change and…

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Expanding the Dialogue- Climate geoengineering conversation in other languages

Climate geoengineering is by definition a global prospect. Yet, it seems the conversation surrounding it is taking place primarily in English, a language most of the world does not speak.  If pursued, the impacts of such large scale technological interventions will undoubtedly stretch beyond the English-speaking world, and so the conversation must broaden correspondingly.  It cannot hope to justly…

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