Integrating physical, engineering and social sciences to construct a framework for assessing effectiveness and side effects of geoengineering proposals.


Prof. Andy Ridgwell comments on geoengineering on BBC News website

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: Home truths on fighting climate change

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.

 

Small scale biochar for developing nations: a triple win situation…?

Jayne Windeatt discusses the possible benefits of integrating small scale biochar systems in the developing world in a Virgin Earth Challenge blog.

 

Springer Thesis Prize Awarded to Cat Scott

IAGP Affiliated Postgraduate Researcher Cat Scott has been awarded a Springer Thesis Prize for her PhD thesis "The biogeochemical impacts of forests and the implications for climate-change mitigation".

UK Floods: "Can we talk about climate change now?" - Adam Corner in the Guardian

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.

Naomi Vaughan discusses society's response to SRM on BBC Radio 4

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.

IPCC WGI contribution to AR5: The Physical Science Basis released September 2013

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

See New Scientist articleBBC coverage

‘Opening up’ geoengineering appraisal: Multi-Criteria Mapping of options for tackling climate change

New IAGP research article published with Global Environmental Change: ‘Opening up’ geoengineering appraisal: Multi-Criteria Mapping of options for tackling climate change. In response to the ‘closing down’ identified in the first systematic review of climate geoengineering appraisals, geoengineering appraisal is 'opened up' here for the first time to a diversity of framings, knowledges and pathways using a Multi-Criteria Mapping methodology.

Slowdown in global surface temperature rise

This week the Science Media Centre, London, convened a press briefing to look at why global surface temperature averages have not risen in the last 10-15 years. An accompanying briefing note was published.

In front of a team of journalists five senior climate scientists addressed questions such as: Have climate models failed to predict a fundamental shift in the warming trend?  Is this an important change that climate science must account for, or just a short-term irrelevance?  What are the other indicators of a warming world showing us?

Media coverage from the event: The BBC; The Independent; The Telegraph; The mail online

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