June 11th, 2013
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. According to a 2011 report by the International Panel on Climate Change, “combining biomass conversion with developing carbon capture and storage (CCS) could lead [...]
June 7th, 2013
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?