Science or propaganda? New hype about Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage
A new article published in Environmental Research Letters has made media headlines such as “Burning trees ‘may help global warming”. It is not unknown for the media to hype up and even misrepresent announcements by scientists, but in this case, the authors’ own press release indeed promises amazing prospects from Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS): "What we demonstrate in our paper is that even if we fail to keep temperature increases below 2°C, then we can reverse the warming trend and push temperatures back below the 2°C target by 2150.”
Tree plantations and bioenergy with carbon capture: far from “safe” geoengineering
Amongst geoengineering methods, ‘afforestation’, Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) and biochar are commonly promoted as ‘safe’, benign’ or ‘soft’ options – unlike, say, shooting sulphur particles into the stratosphere.
Climate Crisis: Radical Action or a New Battlefront in the War on Nature?
Arctic Methane Emergency Group (AMEG) warns of catastrophic release of methane from permafrost, peat and the thawing Arctic leading to unstoppable runaway warming. Scary, but does it warrant deployment of highly risky geoengineering technologies that are likely to only make matters worse?
Don’t Dump Iron — Dump Rogue Climate Schemes
The press release had a pretty stark headline: "Haida Announce Termination of Russ George." If the name sounds familiar its because he is the Californian businessman who last year led the world's largest, and unapproved, geoengineering (climate manipulation) scheme to dump over 100 tonnes of iron into the Pacific ocean west of Haida Gwaii in British Columbia.
SPICE Boys Cancel Scheduled Appearance
It’s clear from the tweets on HOME’s homepage that the news is already known: SPICE is out; the ‘Trojan Hose’ won’t spout. But in case you missed it: On May 15, the Principal Investigator (PI) for the Stratospheric Particle Injection for Climate Engineering project announced that a planned field trial associated with the project won’t happen.