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Beer, C. G., Hendricks, J., & Righi, M. (2023). Impacts of ice-nucleating particles on cirrus clouds and radiation derived from global model simulations with MADE3 in EMAC. EGUsphere, 2023, 1-29.
Bakalova, I., & Belaia, M. (2023). Stability of Efficient International Agreements on Solar Geoengineering. Environmental and Resource Economics, 1-40.
Feinberg, A. (2023). Annual Solar Geoengineering: Mitigating Yearly Global Warming Increases.
Patel, T. D., Odoulami, R. C., Pinto, I., Egbebiyi, T. S., Lennard, C., Abiodun, B. J., & New, M. (2023). Potential impact of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on projected temperature and precipitation extremes in South Africa. Environmental Research: Climate, 2(3), 035004.
Cheng, Y., Hu, Z., & McColl, K. A. (2023). Anomalously darker land surfaces become wetter due to mesoscale circulations. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(17), e2023GL104137.
Mousavi, S. V., Karami, K., Tilmes, S., Muri, H., Xia, L., & Rezaei, A. (2023). Future dust concentration over the Middle East and North Africa region under global warming and stratospheric aerosol intervention scenarios. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 23(18), 10677-10695.
N. A. Davis, D. Visioni, R. R. Garcia, D. E. Kinnison, D. R. Marsh, M. Mills, J. H. Richter, S. Tilmes, C. G. Bardeen, A. Gettelman, A. A. Glanville, D. G. MacMartin, A. K. Smith, F. Vitt. Climate, Variability, and Climate Sensitivity of “Middle Atmosphere” Chemistry Configurations of the Community Earth System Model Version 2, Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model Version 6 (CESM2(WACCM6)), Advancing Earth & Space Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1029/2022MS003579, 2021.
Jonathan M. Moch, Loretta J. Mickley, Sebastian D. Eastham, Elizabeth W. Lundgren, Viral Shah, Jonathan J. Buonocore, Jacky Y. S. Pang, Mehliyar Sadiq, Amos P. K. Tai. Advancing Earth & Space Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1029/2023AV000911, 2023.
Yue, C., Jevrejeva, S., Qu, Y., Zhao, L., & Moore, J. C. (2023). Thermosteric and dynamic sea level under solar geoengineering. npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 6(1), 135.
Ricke, K., Wan, J., Chen, C. C. J., Tilmes, S., Luongo, M., & Richter, J. (2023). Unexpected failure of regional marine cloud brightening in a warmer world.
Vattioni, S., Stenke, A., Luo, B., Chiodo, G., Sukhodolov, T., Wunderlin, E., & Peter, T. (2023). Importance of microphysical settings for climate forcing by stratospheric SO 2 injections as modelled by SOCOL-AERv2. EGUsphere, 2023, 1-25.
Pflüger, D., Wieners, C. E., van Kampenhout, L., Wijngaard, R., & Dijkstra, H. A. (2023). No Emergency Brake: Slow Ocean Response to Abrupt Stratospheric Aerosol Injection. Authorea Preprints.
McLaren, D., & Corry, O. (2023). Our Way of Life is not up for Negotiation!”: Climate Interventions in the Shadow of ‘Societal Security. Global Studies Quarterly, 3(3), ksad037.
Alberto Boretti (2023). A Perspective for Radiative Cooling Materials. ACS Appl. Opt. Mater.
MacMartin, D. G., Kravitz, B., & Goddard, P. (2023). Transboundary effects from idealized regional geoengineering. Environmental Research Communications.
Wrana, F., Niemeier, U., Thomason, L. W., Wallis, S., & von Savigny, C. (2023). Stratospheric aerosol size reduction after volcanic eruptions. EGUsphere, 2023, 1-30.
Peng, Y., Yu, P., Portmann, R. W., Rosenlof, K. H., Zhang, J., Liu, C. C., ... & Tian, W. (2023). Perturbation of tropical stratospheric ozone through homogeneous and heterogeneous chemistry due to Pinatubo. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(16), e2023GL103773.
Bodai, T., Lembo, V., Aneesh, S., Lee, S. S., Ishuzu, M., & Franz, M. O. (2023). Inverse problems for climate policy mixes including geoengineering [Preprint].
Berndt, T., Hoffmann, E. H., Tilgner, A., Stratmann, F., & Herrmann, H. (2023). Direct sulfuric acid formation from the gas-phase oxidation of reduced-sulfur compounds. Nature Communications, 14(1), 4849.
Li, H., Richter, J. H., Hu, A., Meehl, G. A., & MacMartin, D. (2023). Responses in the subpolar North Atlantic in two climate model sensitivity experiments with increased stratospheric aerosols. Journal of Climate, 1-31.
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Climate Overshoot and the CARE agenda (Plan A+)
The Climate Overshoot Commission, a group of former high-level government officials including former prime ministers and environment ministers, has recently published the findings of their work in a new report. Brought together to consider the risk that we will overshoot the totemic 1.5 Celcius warming target, they lay out a comprehensive set of options…
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Global SRM Technologies - A Tier List (Plan A+)
Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) geoengineering is my main research focus and the focus of this substack, but why? There are several other SRM technologies, what makes SAI special? In this post I’m going to populate a “Tier List” of global SRM technologies (Figure 1), i.e., I’m going to rank them as means of counteracting global climate change. Let…
19 days ago · 1 like · 2 comments · Pete Irvine
Can we trust SRM papers? Reynolds | Reviewer 2 does geoengineering
Can we trust SRM papers? Reynolds
Reviewer 2 does geoengineering
“Jesse Reynolds shows how many SRM papers overestimate risks and underestimate benefits.
“Luke Iseman and Andrew Song explain how they think they can cool the planet.”
Does SRM's location affect global temperature? Zhang | Reviewer 2 does geoengineering
Does SRM's location affect global temperature? Zhang
Reviewer 2 does geoengineering
“The Radiative Forcing Pattern Effect on Climate Sensitivity
“In this episode, Shayle talks to Dan Visioni, a climate scientist and assistant professor at Cornell University’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences. They cover topics including
-The mechanism behind marine cloud brightening and how it differs from stratospheric sulfate injection.
-Why the warming effect was so strong in the North Atlantic in particular.
-What we still don’t understand about the impact on global mean temperatures and regional weather, such as heat waves and hurricanes.
-What this accidental experiment teaches us about how to conduct a deliberate geoengineering experiment.”
“In this week’s episode, host Kristin Hayes talks with Tyler Felgenhauer, a research director and senior research scientist at Duke University, about social science issues that are associated with solar geoengineering. Felgenhauer discusses different technologies that can facilitate solar geoengineering, the risks and benefits of these technologies, how international cooperation could affect the deployment of solar geoengineering, and recent social science research on solar geoengineering. Attend the upcoming “Solar Geoengineering Futures” conference on September 28 and 29 at Resources for the Future to join the ongoing discussion around solar geoengineering.”
“It is essential for young people in the Global South to become more involved in international climate discussions, including around solar radiation modification, says Ghanaian climate activist Nii Noi Omaboe. His decision to screen a documentary about SRM at Accra sustainability week prompted many questions, both about the risks and insufficient governance, but also about opportunities for research.
Omaboe is experienced in youth governance, human rights, and global sustainable development processes. He has organized and worked for nonprofit and international organizations like Amnesty International, Red Cross, and 350 Ghana. In 2019, Omaboe co-founded Sustainability Week Accra, the first local Sustainability Week in Africa, and he currently provides strategic support to Green Africa Youth Organisation’s Ghana team as well as supporting establishment of Youth Climate Councils in the Global South. He is also a program analyst at Impact Hub Accra.”
Space Spiders Save The World (really) | Reviewer 2 does geoengineering
Space Spiders Save The World (really)
Reviewer 2 does geoengineering
“Two guests (with extremely complicated names) discuss the ludicrousest, amazingest paper we've ever had on the show. Yes, they're seriously asking: can we use spider's silk to make giant diffraction gratings for use in space? Amira Omer Mohamed Ahmed Salim Karlsson and Johanna D'Ciofalo Khodaverdian's bachelors' thesis is available at https://www.diva-portal.org/smash/record.jsf?pid=diva2%3A1780558&dswid=-248
They were joined by their supervisor Christer Fuglesang, to make sure Reviewer 2 wasn't too mean to them.”
Climate Overshoot Commission's Report Unveiling - September 14, 2023, Press Conference | Climate Overshoot Commission
Solar Radiation Modification: The need for governance | C2G Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative
“Why is governance of Solar Radiation Modification needed? Whether you are for, against, or unsure, of Solar Radiation Modification comprehensive international governance is urgently needed.”
Can We Keep 1.5°C Alive? 2023 Global Youth Summit on Near-term Climate Risk & Climate Interventions | SilverLining
“SilverLining Global Young Leaders Initiative (GYLI) hosted a Global Youth Summit on Near-term Climate Risk and Climate Interventions, which took place online on 4th May.”
Overshooting 1.5°C: the latest science on the risks and action needed | Climate Analytics
“This webinar, hosted by the Horizon Europe project looking at climate overshoot (PROVIDE), features presentations and expert discussion on what the latest science suggests overshoot of 1.5°C could look like, what the implications are for our planet and societies, and how this should inform climate action today.
Implications for the speed of emissions reductions, impacts and adaptation efforts, loss and damage are touched on, as well as expert views on untested technologies such as solar geoengineering.”
2023 UN 8th STI Forum - Solar Radiation Modification and youth perspectives on its governance | Clara Botto
“Brief presentation of our science-policy brief published at the 8th STI Forum.”
Youth Summit 2023: Youth in Pakistan Call for Increased Research into Climate Interventions | SilverLining
“SilverLining’s Global Young Leaders Initiative (GYLI) hosted its annual youth summit - “Can We Keep 1.5°C Alive?” - on May 4, 2023. The event brought together young leaders, advocates, policymakers, and climate scientists, as well as global experts on climate intervention research and international governance, in order to facilitate an open and interactive dialogue in which young people’s voices are central.”
Youth Summit 2023: Climate Intervention Research A Necessity for Science-based Decision-making | SilverLining
Solar Radiation Modification: How do we plan to govern discussions? | SRM Youth Watch
“This animation is brought to you by Solar Radiation Modification Youth Watch (SRM Youth Watch), as an artistic contribution regarding the necessity to enhance inclusive, transparent and accountable global governance frameworks around Solar Radiation Modification (SRM).
At SRM Youth Watch, we are all about youth engagement! We provide accessible learning resources and share captivating creative content, inviting young minds to immerse themselves in the science, governance, and diverse stakeholder viewpoints surrounding SRM. Our platform is a dynamic space where the younger generation collaborates and contributes their insights to the discourse on Solar Radiation Modification. We're here to raise awareness, foster collaboration, and amplify youth voices in the governance of emerging technologies that has the potential to alter our Earth’s temperature.”
HPAC Anton Keskinen, Arctic Momentum Conference in Finland | Robbie Tulip
A New Paradigm: Climate Repair – Anni Pokela | Operaatio Arktis
“Why is arctic climate change a critical issue both locally and for the global climate system?
Can the arctic summer sea ice be preserved and how?
How could we assess whether climate interventions would be safer than exceeding 1.5 degrees Celsius?
ARCTIC MOMENTUM explores climate interventions in the Arctic and the possibilities for equitable and science-led governance and research. In particular, we will raise awareness of techniques such as stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) and marine cloud brightening (MCB). We aim to build trust and cooperation between indigenous peoples, the research community and civil society to respond to climate risks.
ARCTIC MOMENTUM is organised by the youth climate project Operation Arctic in collaboration with SilverLining and RARE Media. Other partners include The Sami Youth Council, Safer Climate Initiative, Arab Youth Climate Movement Qatar, Green Africa Youth Organization, Sustenta Honduras and Ocean Visions.
Operation Arctic is a science outreach project founded by a group of young people. Operaatio Arktis invites diverse sectors of society to discuss climate interventions and the conservation of Arctic sea ice. In 2023, the project is funded by the Maj and Tor Nessling Foundation.”
The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper: How to Unscrew a Planet with CNN's Bill Weir | SilverLining
“CNN's new Sunday primetime series, "The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper," celebrated Earth Day with a captivating one-hour adventure led by Bill Weir, CNN's Chief Climate Correspondent. Titled "How to Unscrew a Planet," the episode took viewers on a global journey, introducing them to the most innovative individuals and organizations in carbon removal and solar climate intervention.”
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