Geoengineering can be compared to taking a pill for being overweight. Instead of trying to tackle the root of the problem, it tries to cure the symptoms. But like medicine for reducing obesity we will probably need it in the … Continue reading
Is it the albedo effect? Is it increased ice dynamics? Dutch researchers add a third player to better understand why Arctic melting is happening as fast as it is. The clue is in the winter polar night skies, they say.
Over the second half of the 20th century the monsoon rains in the Ganges Valley in north and northeast India decreased by 10 percent. Meanwhile monsoon rains in the south and the Indus Valley [remember 2010 Pakistan floods] increased. Burning … Continue reading
And that could be achieved in addition to climate mitigation through reduced emissions of greenhouse gases.
Here’s another climate model study that challenges the Arctic tipping point idea. Arctic melting is still sensitive to temperature rise though and any further increase in atmospheric CO2 will keep translating to further ice loss. According to the new NASA … Continue reading
Researchers in Canada have used a comprehensive Earth system model to evaluate the climate impact of varying levels of afforestation, in different parts of the world. They looked at scenarios in which the world’s current cropland was gradually converted to … Continue reading
Marine cloud seeding is one of the best documented geoengineering proposals. It is centred around the idea that some forms of clouds tend to have a net cooling effect on the Earth’s climate, by increasing albedo or reflectivity. Our regular … Continue reading
But in order to save the climate it would be advised to first chop down that dark pine forest.