„Some countries are now investing heavily in the future of geoengineering—large-scale technological solutions to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. Baccini thinks we ought to be planting trees. “We are not there yet” with even the most promising geoengineering approaches. “For the next 50 years, it would be more effective to just do it using a more natural system,” he says. “The most effective way to do it fast, and in a cheap way, is doing it with a forest.”“
Monat: September 2017
Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2017): Geoengineering at the ‘Edge of the World’. Exploring Perceptions of Ocean Fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation
Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2017): Geoengineering at the ‘Edge of the World’. Exploring Perceptions of Ocean Fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper, 316).
„This paper describes an opportunistic case study of the 2012 Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s ocean fertilization project. Anchored in notions of place and identity, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation marks a novel entry point into social research on geoengineering, which enables a more situated engagement with ocean fertilization, in keeping with geographical traditions.“
„Today marked an important milestone on our journey towards commercializing renewable transportation fuels made from air, water, and clean electricity. On a humid West Coast fall morning, two tractor-trailers arrived at our site here in Squamish, B.C. and CE and Greyrock teams unloaded a Greyrock M5 fuel synthesis platform. Once integrated with our direct air capture pilot plant, and a water electrolyzer supplied by Hydrogenics, this equipment will give us the ability to produce gasoline and diesel fuel, using only air, water, and renewable electricity as inputs.“
„According to astrobiologist and planetary scientist David Grinspoon, humanity may need to turn to geoengineering to save our species from the effects of climate change. However, such efforts should be viewed as a last resort. „
„Humans have been accidentally geoengineering for centuries. At what point should we do it on purpose?“
„Given the persistent problems posed by climate change and the dynamics of our current political landscape, SRM is no longer the technophile’s pipe dream. But it is also an unknown quantity. Regardless, the next time geoengineering researchers congregate to talk shop, the idea that we could be spraying the upper layers of our atmosphere to deflect sunlight to counteract climate change will be less of a theoretical possibility and more of a real option.„
German newspaper article on CE.
„Scholars of geoengineering have[nbsp]reported increasing interest in their work this month as humans seem[nbsp]increasingly unlikely to avert[nbsp]catastrophic global warming. Governments, universities, think tanks and international bodies are turning to the idea of tinkering with the earth by making it absorb more carbon dioxide or reflect more sunlight into space, the scholars said.“