Proposal to Deploy Magnetic Shield Around Mars to Restore Oceans and Atmosphere

March 7, 2017 – In science fiction writers can come up with planet-wide magnetic shields and Death Stars. But in reality? At the recent Planetary Science Vision 2050 Workshop, ... Continue Reading →

China Spending Billions to Make Rain

February 14, 2017 – China tried rainmaking during its hosting of the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. Cannons fired silver iodide and dry ice shells into the skies around the ... Continue Reading →

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 →