Timeline ARCHIVE

Congressional Hearing on Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology

The purpose of this hearing is to assess the status of geoengineering research in the United States, while also exploring potential technologies and innovation. Date: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 - 10:00am Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Subcommittee on Energy (115th Congress) Subcommittee on Environment (115th Congress) Hearing charter Opening Statements: [...]

Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program

The Forum on U.S. Solar Geoengineering Research March 24, 2017 Washington, DC Produce research that advances solar geoengineering’s science and technology frontier, publishing high-impact papers, and disseminating ideas that are taken up by other researchers and government research programs. Take an active stance on research with a unique mandate to develop new path-b [...]

Commercial Aviation Creating Ice Haze and “Accidental Geoengineering”

If the recent clear sky “brightening” trend were due to cleaner air and fewer aerosols alone, it should be accompanied by an increase in direct downwelling shortwave radiation, one part of solar radiation reaching the surface directly from the Sun. That didn’t happen, Long reported during the American Geophysical Union fall meeting in San Francisco. Instead, Long and [...]

Geoengineering Necessary to Meet COP21 Goals

“Our backs are against the wall and we must now start the process of preparing for geo-engineering,” the letter said. “We must do this in the knowledge that its chances of success are small and the risks of implementation are great.” The Paris Agreement commits countries to a system of volutary national climate action plans, which will be revie [...]

HAARP Ionospheric Heater Sold to University of Alaska, Back Online

Instead of falling to the dozer blade, the High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program has new life. In mid-August, U.S. Air Force General Tom Masiello shook hands with UAF’s Brian Rogers and Bob McCoy, transferring the powerful upper-atmosphere research facility from the military to the university. You may have heard of HAARP. Nick Begich wrote a book about [...]

Activists Challenge EPA at Hearing on Flight Pollution

Jim Lee, Max Bliss, Patrick Roddie, Michael Saraceno, and Amanda Baise speak at the world’s first hearing on flight pollution. The Environmental Protection Agency held a public hearing its Washington, D.C., headquarters to hear from environmental groups, aircraft industry representatives, private citizens and others on their reactions to the agency’s newly-relea [...]

Doped Jet Fuel Sulfur Content (FSC) Geoengineering

Plan to geoengineer contrails with biofuels and sulfur-doped jet fuel proposed (the Two-Fuels in One Tank solution) Applying high FSCs [fuel sulfur content] at aviation cruise altitudes combined with ULSJ [ultra-low sulfur jet fuel, aviation biofuel] fuel at lower altitudes result in reduced aviation-induced mortality and increased negative RE compared to the baseline [...]

CIA Concerned Rogue Geoengineering is Undetectable!

Rogue geoengineering is undetectable using modern sensors - January 2015 “A fundamental scientific question is whether an engineered increase in reflectivity (albedo), either from short-duration field experiments or from prolonged implementation of a “solar radiation management” (SRM) scheme, would be detectable with the current global climate observing system. [...]

Contrail Cirrus Cloud Seeding and Thinning

“Jon Egill Kristjansson told us about the fine line a potential cloud seeder would have to walk by seeding small, homogenous ice nuclei in cirrus clouds, which then cool the planet by letting more long-wave radiation out, but making sure not to “over-seed“, as injecting too many nuclei would mean reduced solar reflection and subsequently more warming. We heard that al [...]

FICCA COOL Project: Geoengineering with Commercial Aviation

Academy of Finland’s FICCA funded COOL Project. “Another technique examined was the use of commercial passenger aircraft flying at high altitudes to inject sulphate aerosols, emitted by aviation fuel, into the stratosphere. This would mimic a volcanic eruption, during which sulphur compounds are released into the stratosphere. They reflect solar radiation and the [...]