I was talking with Eric Yu yesterday about a project to use goal modeling as a way of organizing the available knowledge on how to solve a specific problem, and we thought that geo-engineering would make an interesting candidate to try this out on: It’s controversial, a number of approaches have been proposed, there are many competing claims made for them, and it’s hard to sort through such claims.
So, I thought I would gather together the various resources I have on geo-engineering:
- What is Geoengineering? at The Oxford Geoengineering Program’s Geoblog
- Schematic of the main proposals (from an article at Lawrence Livermore Labs)
- A schematic with more details on cost, timescale and likely effectiveness (from Next Nature)
- Geoengineering by the Numbers, by Oliver Morton
- Climate Crunch: Great White Hope by Oliver Morton
- Geoengineering and the New Climate Denialism by Alex Steffen
- 20 Reasons why Geoengineering may be a bad idea by Alan Robock
- Hack the Planet by Eli Kintisch
- How to Cool the Planet by Jeff Goodell
- Fixing the Sky by James Fleming
Specific studies / papers:
- Caldeira K, Wood L. Global and Arctic climate engineering: numerical model studies. Philosophical transactions. Series A, Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences. 2008;366(1882):4039-56.
- Lenton TM, Vaughan NE. The radiative forcing potential of different climate geoengineering options. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions. 2009;9(1):2559-2608.
- Blackstock JJ, Long JCS. The Politics of Geoengineering. Science. 2010;327:527.
- Schmidt H, Alterskjær K, Bou Karam D, et al. Can a reduction of solar irradiance counteract CO2-induced climate change? – Results from four Earth system models. Earth System Dynamics Discussions. 2012;3(1):31-72.