U.S. Strategic Plan on Global Change Looks at Geoengineering to Counteract Warming

January 20, 2017 – In the latest United States National Global Change Research Plan 2012-2021 (NGCRP), the first words of the Executive Summary state, “the global environment ... Continue Reading →

Sub-Sea Carbon Storage to be Tested in North Sea

December 16, 2016 – Carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) involves extracting carbon dioxide (CO2) and other greenhouse gases (GHGs) from industrial processes and burying the ... Continue Reading →

Capturing Carbon Hub and Cluster Network Proposed

July 3, 2016 – The limited number of operational carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) projects around the world are standalone sites. These facilities are added to coal-fired ... Continue Reading →

Growing Food Crops on Mars Experiment Works – But Can We Eat It?

March 12, 2016 – Since 2013 researchers have been experimenting with Earth crops grown in simulated Martian and Moon soils. How can we do this? We have detailed chemical and spectral ... Continue Reading →

Geo-Engineering to Deal with Climate Change – Just Melt Some Icebergs

January 14, 2016 – Can a melting iceberg keep the planet cooler? “Absolutely” state University of Sheffield scientists who have been studying the melting of giant ... Continue Reading →

Does Bioengineering Provide an Answer to Global Warming?

December 6, 2015 – Back in 2012 I wrote a posting entitled “If the Climate Changes Wouldn’t it be Easier to Change Us?” It seemed bizarrely logical that since ... Continue Reading →

Saving The Coral – Australia Experiments with Assisted Evolution

November 2, 2015 – In a place called SeaSim, Australian and international teams of scientists are studying coral reefs in conditions that simulate the potential changes that climate ... Continue Reading →

A Primer on Terms Related to Climate Change

October 16, 2015 – In the run up to the Paris climate change conference I thought it would be useful to put together some definitions relevant to the subject. Much of what you ... Continue Reading →

The World’s Two Largest Greenhouse Gas Emitters Now in Lockstep to Reduce Carbon Output

October 10, 2015 – Readers ask me why I write so much about climate change and carbon. The answer I give them is this. There is no future in which we would want to live if we ... Continue Reading →

New Climate Study States Sea Level Rise This Century Will be Minimal

September 18, 2015 – If the entire Antarctic continent were to melt it would add 58 meters (190 feet) to world sea levels. The real question is how much additional carbon in the ... Continue Reading →