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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Can the world be saved without geoengineering?

Can the world be saved without geoengineering? What is your view?

The Climate Plan includes the more effective and safe geoengineering methods as separate lines of action, next to emission cuts. There are discussions on this at the Climate Alert group. Feel encouraged to join in!

In the following videos, a number of geoengineering methods are discussed. The videos were recorded in Marrakesh, Morocco, at the time of the UN climate negotiations that were held from 7-18 November 2016. Stuart Scott interviews Peter Wadhams, Hugh Hunt, Matthias Honegger and Douglas MacMartin.

In the video below, Jennifer Hynes interviews Stuart Scott and his work, including on the
Nobel Peace Prize for Sustainable Development. From: January 2017.
Check out earlier contributions by Jennifer Hynes

In the video below, Paul Beckwith discusses some Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) ideas, adding that "climate rates of change are abruptly spiraling upwards. Although we must slash fossil fuel emissions, that alone will not restore climate stability. Like the proverbial roadrunner charging over a precipice and cratering, we have left things too late. We must also remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and/or oceans to have a fighting chance. I discuss several options to do this."

In the video below, Paul Beckwith is weighing Solar Radiation Management (SRM) options, adding that
"to have a fighting chance of arresting abrupt climate change we must deploy Solar Radiation Management Tech to cool our planet and buy us time to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and oceans and slash human emissions. We have no choice. These technologies are not risk-free, but risks must be weighed against the near-certainty of collapse of global food supplies and geopolitical chaos."


• Climate Alert group

• Geoengineering group

• Climate Plan


  1. I see Geo-engineering like a last chance therapy to fight cancer.
    On the other hand, looks like we are the tumor...

  2. Lag time in the system trumps ability to assemble work to confront heat //

  3. Too little too late, but like people with terminal cancer they will beg for something to be done when things go truly sideways in other words the SHTF, people will beg something to be done. IMHO something is better then nothing and rolling over and gasping like the dinosaurs we will soon become.

  4. Geo-engineering is a fable imposed in the models by politicians. If we go back, and people rarely do that unfortunately, to 2014's RCP's the 8.5w/m2 scenario it requires that somehow we take out of the atmosphere 250 billion tonnes of CO2.

    The 500ppm CO2 equiv should come in 2040 if you check the models. We are at 492ppm CO2 equiv so 500 should come in a year's time. This is over 20 years earlier so why there isn't one single news about we are in the brink of superseding the Paris Agreement thresholds just shows the fact that Mankind just gave up. Guy McPherson is right, we should enjoy the time we have left.

  5. In November after the Trump thing happened on the 8th I wrote this at Paul's Site specifically to: "The sudden advent of a situational awareness of danger present, warrants use of Act of God writ as if a play that is still being written on an island amidst a clashing at Earth’s runaway overheat, heck’ -even our ‘good’ books are archaic to locus of Pyramid scheme of the enslavement of the Midas Touch, debt based off-loading of consequence for profit, for profit.
    We need to dash the fires of Hell as if using water of life to quell fire’s embers to make activated carbon to sequester in soil and work for Real instead of taking the force of Contract standing like a tidal wave from hell’s inability to stop dream$ that is so loaded with ultimate consequence, error..
    -This is no dream we need to wake to the danger upon us and undo closed system entropy force.."