Before studying the governance of geoengineering, I worked on the governance of human genetic and reproductive technologies. I was thus quite interested, but not too surprised, when reports emerged late Sunday that the first genetically modified babies have been born. It appears that He Jiankui of the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China edited the...
As the visibility of solar geoengineering research grows, we thought it would be useful to provide a publicly accessible record of the solar geoengineering projects that have been funded over the past ten years.
How one defines a solar geoengineering “project,” however, is not straightforward. With a diverse range of efforts having taken place, there are numerous approaches that one could take.
For our purposes, we used the following definition to focus our scope. We realize...
How is this report different from previous IPCC reports?
The main difference to previous reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is that this report focuses on the 1.5°C target, while the the Fifth Assessment Report did not pay much attention to it, largely because too few studies even addressed this ambitious scenario. The Paris Agreement and the request to the IPCC for this latest...
Offsetting global warming with solar geoengineering would likely weaken the water cycle and reduce regional precipitation which has raised concerns that it could lead to droughts. However, changes to plants under high CO2 concentrations could mean that a geoengineered world would be on average greener and wetter.
By Holly Buck, Pete Irvine, Ben Kravitz, Andy Parker, and Gernot Wagner
Welcome to the Solar Geoengineering Research blog. The goal is simple: provide a platform for solar geoengineering researchers and research. By researchers, for researchers.
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