Outline of geoengineering
The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to geoengineering:
Geoengineering – discovery, development, and production and use of subsurface earth resources, as well as the design and construction of earth works. Geoengineering is the application of geosciences, where mechanics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, and geology are used to understand and shape our interaction with the earth. Geoengineers work in areas of (1) mining, including surface and subsurface excavations, and rock burst mitigation; (2) energy, including hydraulic fracturing and drilling for exploration and production of water, oil, or gas; (3) infrastructure, including underground transportation systems and isolation of nuclear and hazardous wastes; and (4) environment, including groundwater flow, contaminant transport and remediation, and hydraulic structures.
- 1 What type of thing is geoengineering?
- 2 Branches of geoengineering
- 3 Proposed strategies
- 4 Geoengineering organizations
- 5 Geoengineering publications
- 6 Persons influential in geoengineering
- 7 See also
- 8 Sources
- 9 Further reading
- 10 External links
What type of thing is geoengineering?
Geoengineering can be described as all of the following:
Branches of geoengineering
Carbon dioxide removal
- Carbon dioxide removal – refers to a number of technologies which reduce the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
- Greenhouse gas remediation –
- Carbon sequestration –
- Iron fertilisation –
Solar radiation management
- Solar radiation management – technologies to reflect sunlight and thus reduce global warming.
- Climate Decision Making Center of Carnegie Mellon University (CDMC)
- The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)
- Solar Radiation Management Research Governance Initiative (SRMGI)
- Collection of publications about Geoengineering and Climate Change (1964 - today, app. 900 documents), Centre for International Governance Innovation 'CIGI'
- Jeff Goodell: How to Cool the Planet. Geoengineering and the Audacious Quest to Fix Earth's Climate. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston MA 2010, ISBN 978-0-618-99061-0.
- Eli Kintisch: Hack the Planet: Science's Best Hope - or Worst Nightmare - for Averting Climate Catastrophe. Wiley, 2010. ISBN 0-470-52426-X.
- Brian Launder und J. Michael T. Thompson (Hrsg.): Geo-engineering climate change. Environmental necessity or Pandora's box?. Cambridge University Press. Cambridge 2010. ISBN 978-0-521-19803-5
Persons influential in geoengineering
- Ken Caldeira – an atmospheric scientist who works at the Carnegie Institution for Science's Department of Global Ecology.
- Paul J. Crutzen –
- John D. Hamaker –
- David Keith (scientist) –
- Klaus Lackner –
- Christopher McKay (planetary scientist) –
- M. Granger Morgan –
- Nathan Myhrvold –
- Steve Rayner –
- Alan Robock –
- Stephen Salter –
- Stephen Schneider –
- Lowell Wood –
- Macnaghten, Phil; Owen, Richard. "Environmental Science: Good Governance for Geoengineering." alt. Nature 479, 293 doi:10.1038/479293a. Published online 16 November 2011. Phil Macnaghten and Richard Owen describe the first attempt to govern a climate-engineering research project. 17 November 2011. (Abstract only.) (subscription required)
- Climate Engineering Kiel Earth Institute and Marsilius Kolleg of Heidelberg University, since Sept 2011
- What the UN ban on geoengineering really means November 1, 2010 by Fred Pearce of New Scientist
- Geoengineering sparks international ban, first-ever congressional report Juliet Eilperin Washington Post October 30, 2010
- Engineering the Climate : Research Needs and Strategies for International Coordination October 2010 report from the U.S. House of Representatives
- Threat of global warming sparks U.S. interest in geoengineering by Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post October 3, 2010
- Re-Engineering the Earth by Graeme Wood of The Atlantic, July 2009
- "The Geoengineering Gambit", Technology Review, Jan. 2010
- 10 Ideas That Are Changing The World: 6.Geoengineering Time (magazine), March 2008
- Geoengineering: 'A Bad Idea Whose Time Has Come' discussion on NPR
- We need birth control, not geoengineering April 6, 2010
- Climate Engineering Is Doable, as Long as We Never Stop Wired (magazine), July 2007
- Geoengineering Retrospective Overview of articles on geoengineering by Julia Levitt, Worldchanging, August 2008
- Royal Society "Geoengineering the Climate: Science, Governance and Uncertainty." Report. ISBN 978-0-85403-773-5. September, 2009
- Geo-engineering website, describing current methods/proposals done to revert climate change by geo-engineering, by Sam Carana
- Geoengineering links, GeoCrisis annotated list, 2006?
- Geo-engineering in the Southern Ocean, by John Paull, Australian National University, 2009
- 5 ways to save the earth, BBC documentary about geo-engineering, 20 February 2007
- "Geoengineering: A Climate Change Manhattan Project" by Jay Michaelson, Stanford Environmental Law Journal, 1998
- Terraforming Earth IV: The Question of Methane August 11, 2005
- "Futuristic fleet of 'cloudseeders'" John Latham BBC News. Feb. 15, 2007
- A Debate on Geoengineering: Vandana Shiva vs. Gwynne Dyer – video report by Democracy Now!
- Bill Gates' cloud-whitening trials 'a dangerous experiment' May 14, 2010 regarding Bill Gates
- The powerful coalition that wants to engineer the world's climate: Businessmen, scientists and right-wing thinktanks are joining forces to promote 'geo-engineering' ideas to cool the planet's climate September 13, 2010 Clive Hamilton
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