Solar Geoengineering Research Blog

Lessons from human genetic modification

By Jesse L. Reynolds

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...

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Funding for Solar Geoengineering from 2008 to 2018

By Ella Necheles, Lizzie Burns, and David Keith

Our Project

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...

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Reflections on the IPCC special report on pathways to and impacts of 1.5°C

By Matthias Honegger

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...

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Designer Climates?

By Ben Kravitz

"If geoengineering worked, whose hand would be on the thermostat? How could the world agree on an optimal climate?" – Alan Robock (Science, 2008)

When I first started working on this topic in 2008 as Alan Robock's Ph.D. student, I had no idea how to answer these questions, but I knew they were important. I had seen ...

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Debating Solar Geoengineering on the Kialo Visual Reasoning Platform

By Malini Bose, Festus Ojo, and Dustin Tingley

Solar geoengineering poses many possibilities but comes with a whole range of complex considerations. Debates on the topic, especially online, are often messy and governed by emotions. In this blogpost, we introduce recent work on a visual reasoning platform called Kialo to help represent the multiple considerations in a reasoned way.... Read more about Debating Solar Geoengineering on the Kialo Visual Reasoning Platform

Welcome to the Solar Geoengineering Research blog

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.

We realize, of course, that any blog is necessarily a public forum. That is by design. We hope this blog provides a place for discussion between those interested in the topic, regardless of whether they are researchers, journalists, policy makers, policy talkers, or anyone else interested in the latest interdisciplinary takes on solar geoengineering.... Read more about Welcome to the Solar Geoengineering Research blog