What is GeoEngineering

Not to be confused with Geotechnical engineering.
An oceanic phytoplankton bloom in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of Argentina. Encouraging such blooms with iron fertilization could lock up carbon on the seabed.

The concept of geoengineering (or climate engineering, climate remediation, and climate intervention) refers to the deliberate large-scale engineering and manipulation of the planetary environment to combat or counteract anthropogenic changes in atmospheric chemistry.  The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change concluded in 2007 that geoengineering options, such as ocean fertilization to remove CO2 from the atmosphere, remained largely unproven.    It was judged that reliable cost estimates for geoengineering had not yet been published.

Geoengineering accompanies mitigation and adaptation to form a three-stranded 'MAG' approach to tackling global warming, notably advocated by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Some geoengineering techniques are based on carbon dioxide removal (CDR).   These techniques seek to reduce greenhouse gases in the atmosphere directly.   These include direct methods (e.g. carbon dioxide air capture) and indirect methods (e.g. ocean iron fertilization).   These techniques can be regarded as mitigation of global warming.

Alternatively, solar radiation management techniques (SRM), 'Reflective Approaches' (RA), do not reduce greenhouse gas concentrations, and can only address the warming effects of carbon dioxide and other gases; they cannot address problems such as ocean acidification, which are expected as a result of rising carbon dioxide levels.  Examples of proposed solar radiation management techniques include the production of stratospheric sulfur aerosols, which was suggested by Paul Crutzenspace mirrors, and cloud reflectivity enhancement. Most techniques have at least some side effects.

To date, no large-scale geoengineering projects have been undertaken. Some limited tree planting  and cool roof  projects are already underway, and ocean iron fertilization is at a beginning stage of research, with small-scale research trials and global modelling having been completed.   Field research into sulfur aerosols has also started.   Some commentators have suggested that consideration of geoengineering presents a moral hazard because it threatens to reduce the political and popular pressure for emissions reduction.

 Scientists do not typically suggest geoengineering as an alternative to emissions control, but rather an accompanying strategy.  Reviews of geoengineering techniques have emphasised that they are not substitutes for emission controls and have identified potentially stronger and weaker schemes.

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James Lovelock on Biochar

James Lovelock speaking in Toronto at Glenn Gould Studio (250 Front Street W.) on May 26, 2009 during his book tour for his new book, "The Vanishing Face of Gaia".

"If we could persuade the system to just not return thirty thousand million tonnes that would be equal to the amount part of all of our emissions. So could we do it? It might just be possible. If we could get farmers to turn all of their waste products of farming, the straw and so on, into charcoal, and either plow it back into fields or bury it in the ocean. We tend to forget that charcoal is nearly as inert as gold. It can be neither biodegraded nor does it oxidize in the atmosphere; it's almost completely inert, so it's a harmless thing that can be put in the soil and it represents the removal of carbon dioxide from the air. I don't know whether it's practical to do it, but I do think that it has more chance than most schemes of doing something about putting us back to where we were. But perhaps our first task is to stop thinking blindly."

Geoff Moxham discusses Biochar

Geoengineering: Destroying the Atmosphere 

- Rosalind Peterson

Radio Liberty Seminar, October 23, 2011, Aptos, California. Rosalind Peterson and Allan Buckmann present their findings relating to geoengineering.

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What on Earth are they Spraying?

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New documentary sets out to find out the truth behind government geoengineering programs

Chemtrails: What In The World Are They Spraying? What In The World Are They Spraying? is an investigation into all aspects of the phenomenon of chemtrails. Over the past decade and more, long white trails emanating from jet planes have been seen lingering in the skies all over the planet, often expanding and merging to form vast swathes of artificial cloud cover.

These trails are clearly not water vapour contrails, which evaporate after several minutes. They remain overhead for long extended periods of time, often culminating in strange grid like formations. Now they have people asking some serious questions.

What are these trails, who is spraying them into our atmosphere and for what purpose?

This film, produced by G. Edward Griffin, Michael Murphy and Paul Wittenberger sets out to answer those questions and discovers some disturbing answers.

Research indicates that the trails are part of a geoengineering program that may already be in its initial implementation phase.

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution are using taxpayer money to lay the groundwork for injecting the atmosphere with materials they believe will artificially cool the planet, in a bid to stave off what we are told is modern civilization's greatest threat to date, anthropogenic global warming.

Even if you buy into the as yet unproven theory that human produced carbon emissions are voluminous enough to significantly alter the planet's climate, you should still be extremely wary. Playing God with the atmosphere may have severe consequences, particularly given that the compounds these scientists are testing are known to cause debilitating health problems and could lead to massive droughts and famines.

Based around the madcap method of "injecting aerosols of sulfate into the stratosphere" to produce "a global sunshade," researchers at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Global Ecology have been running advanced trials on how to distribute artificially added sulfates to the atmosphere in the name of cooling the planet.

"The Carnegie scientists ran five simulations using a global climate model with different sulfate aerosol concentrations depending on latitude. They then used the results from these simulations in an optimization model to determine what distribution of sulfates would come closest to achieving specified climate goals. They then tested these distributions in the global climate model to assess how well the climate goals were met," states a recent press release about the study.