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Maldives President and Climate Advocate Forced at Gunpoint to Step Down

Also, global warming could be behind Europe’s frigid winter, fracking for natural gas could be a major greenhouse gas culprit, and grass clippings could make a new kind of solar panel

“Ice Shield” Experiment Aims to Cool Mongolian City

Plan aims to boost natural river ice to combat warming temperatures

California Adopts Cap-and-Trade System, Serves as Greenhouse Guinea Pig

California’s new system for trading credits for greenhouse gas emissions will be the most comprehensive in the U.S., and could set an example for other states—and for federal legislation

Sudden climate shifts can occur without warning

Researchers came up empty when looking for warning signs of ancient climate shocks

Can geoengineering halt sea-level rise?

New study finds that extreme approaches work best, but come with risks

The geoengineering genie

Like any human endeavour, geoengineering carries hefty doses of uncertainty, doubt and fear

“We’re living in a zoo. And we’re both the animals and the zookeepers now.”

—physicist David Keith

“It’s a healthy sign that a common first response to geoengineering is revulsion.”

—physicist David Keith, in testimony to the US House of Representatives’ Science and Technology Committee, February 2010

The first geo-engineers

Scientists and science-fiction writers were talking about geoengineering more than 100 years ago

Expensive geoengineering book for free

Eleven out of 14 of the chapters are free from the Royal Society


books I've read on failure & grace

The World Without Us
The Last Oil Shock: A Survival Guide to the Imminent Extinction of Petroleum Man
A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Hell and High Water: Global Warming--the Solution and the Politics--and What We Should Do
The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl
The Tipping Point
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace... One School at a Time
The Upside of Down: Catastrophe, Creativity and the Renewal of Civilization
Out of Poverty: What Works When Traditional Approaches Fail
The Little Ice Age: How Climate Made History, 1300-1850
Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: Tracking Down the Sources of My Stuff
Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
The Geography of Bliss: One Grump's Search for the Happiest Places in the World

Mason's favorite books »