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AbruptSLR

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Re: Geoengineering, another rush for money?
« Reply #250 on: October 12, 2017, 02:42:49 PM »
Don't be surprised when the Paris goals are not achieved via negative emissions technology (BECCS); and after the WAIS begins to collapse when GMSTA reaches around 2.5C circa 2040, that policy makers will implement some ill-conceived and poorly executed form(s) of geoengineering, that may well make matters worse:

Title: "Geoengineering: Scientists in Berlin debate radical ways to reverse global warming"

https://www.carbonbrief.org/geoengineering-scientists-berlin-debate-radicaly-ways-reverse-global-warming

Extract: "Research scientists, policymakers and ethicists gathered in Berlin this week to discuss the emerging field of “climate engineering” and what it could mean for the planet.

“The Paris goals of 2C and 1.5C require CO2 removal and at the moment most of our future scenarios of the global energy system and land use assume it’s being delivered by biomass energy carbon capture and storage. But the feasibility of this BECCS is difficult to assess – especially at this scale – because it’s highly interconnected with existing social systems around food, energy, water and biodiversity.”"
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Re: Geoengineering, another rush for money?
« Reply #251 on: October 16, 2017, 04:43:41 PM »
Of course, Trump will use geoengineering as an excuse not to reduce CO₂ emissions:

Title: "Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump"

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/oct/14/geoengineering-is-not-a-quick-fix-for-climate-change-experts-warn-trump

Extract: "Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions"
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Re: Geoengineering, another rush for money?
« Reply #252 on: October 22, 2017, 02:22:33 PM »
In response to the new movie, "Geostorm," the U.S. National Weather Service felt compelled to release a statement.

This has been a public service announcement from your National Weather Service.  :)
https://twitter.com/DRmetwatch/status/921539080705445889
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Re: Geoengineering, another rush for money?
« Reply #253 on: October 22, 2017, 02:25:43 PM »
But it didn't take long before these replies appeared:   ::)

Interesting. Their (NOAA) statement is conspicuously lacking a renouncement of their DESIRE to do so
https://twitter.com/rtfallgatter/status/921589209609117696

That was my thought.
https://twitter.com/stevebloom55/status/921596124544167937
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