Posts about Unintended Effects

June 5, 2015

Recklessly playing God with the planet

A government-sponsored scientific panel called for more research on geoengineering — here’s why we shouldn’t even consider it by Shannon Hall (ScienceLine) Geoengineering — that wild and grandiose idea that... View Article

February 20, 2015

What If We Lost the Sky?

by Anna North (New York Times) What is the sky worth? This sounds like a philosophical question, but it might become a more concrete one. A report released last week... View Article

February 10, 2015

Climate Hacking Is Barking Mad

You can’t fix the Earth with these geoengineering proposals, but you can sure make it worse. by Raymond T. Pierrehumbert (Slate) Some years ago, in the question-and-answer session after a... View Article

January 29, 2015

From the Concorde to Sci-Fi Climate Solutions

by Almuth Ernsting (Truthout) Touting “sci-fi climate solutions” – untested technologies not really scalable to the dimensions of our climate change crisis – dangerously delays the day when we actually reduce... View Article

January 24, 2015

Is geoengineering research going outdoors?

by Blaž Gasparini and Prof. Ulrike Lohmann Geoengineering research has so far been confined to modelling and laboratory studies. Serious research outside of these limits has been a taboo because... View Article