Integrating physical, engineering and social sciences to construct a framework for assessing effectiveness and side effects of geoengineering proposals.
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
‘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.
Further to the IAGP paper published earlier this month, Messing with nature? Exploring public perceptions of geoengineering in the UK, Adam Corner looks at the issues in his latest Guardian article, Messing with nature? Geoengineering and green thought. See original news item.
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?
Or, browse posts in the Monthly Archive.
- 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
- Sea spray geoengineering experiments in the geoengineering model intercomparison project (GeoMIP): Experimental design and preliminary results
- Bounding the role of black carbon in the climate system: A scientific assessment
- An observationally based constraint on the water-vapor feedback