Integrating physical, engineering and social sciences to construct a framework for assessing effectiveness and side effects of geoengineering proposals.
We're launching a new briefing that outlines the key findings our from public discussion groups. This briefing was written by Adam Corner, and draws on the findings of our team of researchers, based on work that has been carried out since the start of our project. This briefing can be found here.
Like artificial trees? The effect of framing by natural analogy on public perceptions of geoengineering
A new article published in the Climatic Change journal by IAGP researchers Adam Corner & Nick Pidgeon explores how the linguistic terms used to describe new technologies have powerful effects on the way in which they are perceived by the general public.
Andy Ridgwell (Professor of Earth System Modelling at the University of Bristol and IAGP member) comments on geoengineering as part of the BBC's coverage of the release of the new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) on the mitigation of climate change.
Read the coverage here.
Piers Forster asks us to consider our place in fighting climate change, and suggests some methods of lowering our carbon footprint in The Yorkshire Post.
IAGP researcher Adam Corner examines the opportunities for communicating climate change in the aftermath of the recent floods across the UK in his recent article in the Guardian.
Presenter Gaia Vince interviews IAGP Project Manager Dr Naomi Vaughan for BBC Radio 4's Frontiers programme. In dialogue with leading geoengineering researchers, the programme explores the technical feasibility, as well as the social, political and governance issues surrounding solar radiation management.
IAGP Principal Investigator Professor Piers Forster is one of only three UK-based leading authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Summary for Policymakers, based on the IPCC’s Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. The WGI AR5 Summary for Policymakers and final draft of the WGI report, released 30 September 2013 is available from the WGI website.
IPCC Report and geoengineering: See Nature article
Or, browse posts in the Monthly Archive.
- Geoengineering knowledge: interdisciplinarity and the shaping of climate engineering research
- Like artificial trees? The effect of framing by natural analogy on public perceptions of geoengineering
- Rethinking climate engineering categorization in the context of climate change mitigation and adaptation
- Tropical coral reef habitat in a geoengineered, high-CO2 world
- The impact of abrupt suspension of solar radiation management (termination effect) in experiment G2 of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)
- Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications