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Volcanic Eruptions May Have Slowed Climate Change, New Study Shows

Volcanic Eruptions May Have Slowed Climate Change, New Study Shows

Image of volcano eruption / Shutterstock According to a recent study published in the journal Nature Geoscience, an unusually high number of volcanic eruptions over the past 14 years may have helped to

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Al Gore Blasts Geo-Engineering Solutions for Climate Change as Insane

Al Gore Blasts Geo-Engineering Solutions for Climate Change as Insane

While some have suggested geo-engineering projects could avert a climate change catastrophe, Al Gore described the idea as "insane, utterly mad and delusional in the extreme." The former vice president

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CIA Sponsors $630,000 Geoengineering Study to Protect Us from Mad Scientists

CIA Sponsors $630,000 Geoengineering Study to Protect Us from Mad Scientists

Image via Shutterstock Think about it: a mad scientist reads the same alarming news about rising seas and dying bees and decides he/she is going to save us all with some crazy geoengineering scheme.

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China Announces Plans to Export Greenhouse Gases to Terraform Mars

China Announces Plans to Export Greenhouse Gases to Terraform Mars

As an extension of China's $16 billion plan to combat air pollution in its cities, today the China National Space Administration (CNSA) announced an ambitious plan to export the nation's emissions to

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Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

Army Corps Of Engineers Races to Deepen Mississippi River as Drought Threatens to Close it to Shipping Traffic

Mississippi River photo from Shutterstock 2012 saw the United States hit by some of the most devastating droughts in recent memory. However it's not just America's farmers and agricultural developers

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Harvard Scientist Proposes a Way to Refreeze the Arctic to Combat Possible Global Warming Disaster

Harvard Scientist Proposes a Way to Refreeze the Arctic to Combat Possible Global Warming Disaster

The amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrunk to an all time low in September, with the area covered now only half of what it was in the 1980s. This alarming development along with the global community’s

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Rogue Geoengineering Experiment Creates Massive Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Rogue Geoengineering Experiment Creates Massive Algae Bloom in Pacific Ocean

Photo via Shutterstock The Guardian is reporting that a July dump of 100 tonnes of iron sulphate in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of British Columbia, Canada, by California businessman Russ George

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Scientists Suggest Dust Clouds From Exploded Asteroids Could Combat Global Warming

Scientists Suggest Dust Clouds From Exploded Asteroids Could Combat Global Warming

We've seen many strange geoengineering proposals over the years, but this has to rank as one of the most bizarre - in the Nov. 12 issue of the journal Advances in Space Research, a team from the

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Powerscape Solar Canopy Provides Power and Shelter in the Desert

Powerscape Solar Canopy Provides Power and Shelter in the Desert

The world's deserts receive a tremendous amount of solar exposure - in fact, it's estimated that if just 0.3% of the Saharan Desert was used for a concentrating solar plant, it would produce enough energy

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Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

Reflecting Sunlight Into Space Is The Cheapest Way To Prevent Climate Change

A few months ago we posted “5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change” – a list of geoengineering concepts put forward to stop the planet from warming. One of the ideas was to essentially

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US Geoengineers Want to Make Artificial Clouds to Cool Planet

US Geoengineers Want to Make Artificial Clouds to Cool Planet

Scientists have discussed many bizarre geoengineering methods to reverse the effects of climate change, but this is one of the oddest; American geoengineers believe that by dispersing sulphate

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Study Finds That Large-Scale Geoengineering Projects Could Disrupt Global Rainfall

Study Finds That Large-Scale Geoengineering Projects Could Disrupt Global Rainfall

Geoengineering is the deliberate large-scale engineering and manipulation of the environment to combat or counteract anthropogenic changes in atmospheric chemistry. It has long been touted as a way to

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Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

Geoengineering Experiment in UK Canceled Over Patent Dispute

A controversial geoengineering experiment that would have simulated the cooling effect of a volcanic eruption was canceled this week over a patent dispute. A team of scientists in the United Kingdom had

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Can Scientists Combat Climate Change by Bioengineering the Human Body?

Can Scientists Combat Climate Change by Bioengineering the Human Body?

Climate talks have stalled, and many countries view geoengineering -- like cloud whitening or constructing a space-based sun shade -- to be too risky. Could the genetic engineering of the human body to

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World’s Largest Chunk of Manmade Ice to Cool Mongolia’s Capital City!

World’s Largest Chunk of Manmade Ice to Cool Mongolia’s Capital City!

Image: “L.A. Ice” by Victor Hadjikyriacou, produced for Unit 11 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, part of last year’s Landscape Futures Super-Workshop via BLDGBLOG Mongolia seems

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Scientists Design a Fake Volcano for Climate Change Experiment

Scientists Design a Fake Volcano for Climate Change Experiment

Earlier this year a group of thinkers around the world gathered at Chicheley Hall outside of London to talk about how to stop global climate change. Their almost universal conclusion was that, at this

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Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Scientists Consider Blocking Out the Sun to Stop Climate Change

Britain's national science academy, the Royal Society, recently organized a conference at Chicheley Hall -- 40 miles north of London -- where thinkers from around the world gathered to decide if, and how,

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Bill Gates Announces Funding for Seawater-Spraying Cloud Machines

Bill Gates Announces Funding for Seawater-Spraying Cloud Machines

Environmentalists have long argued about whether geoengineering (using technology to alter the climate) is a good way to tackle climate change. But the tactic has some heavy hitters on its side, including

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Injecting Tons of Tiny Bubbles into the Sea May Help Cool Planet

Injecting Tons of Tiny Bubbles into the Sea May Help Cool Planet

A Harvard physicist recently proposed an interesting way to cool the earth -- brighten the sea. Russell Seitz wants to pump bursts of tiny bubbles into the ocean. Seitz reasons that because bubbles

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Could Encasing Cities in Giant Domes Be an Energy Solution for Our Future?

Could Encasing Cities in Giant Domes Be an Energy Solution for Our Future?

Back in 1979, Winooski, Vermont, a town that often experiences -20 degree weather in January, proposed building a giant dome over their city to help reduce energy costs and keep warm throughout the

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