Archive for October, 2010

US government reports on geoengineering

October 30th, 2010

1. Congressman Bart Gordon (D-TN), chair of the House Science and Technology Committee just released a report, Engineering the Climate: Research Needs and Strategies for International Collaboration. Press release here…

2. The Governmental Accountability Office (GAO) also has released one of its two studies, CLIMATE CHANGE: A Coordinated Strategy Could Focus Federal Geoengineering Research and Inform Governance Efforts

3. The Congressional Research Service also has some reports, International Governance of Geoengineering AND Congressional Research Service,
Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy

Cloud Car

October 23rd, 2010

Andrea Polli, Cloud Car.

Two interviews

October 20th, 2010

Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Late Night Live, Fixing the Sky: The chequered history of playing with the weather, Interview with Philip Adams, 10/19/2010. Audio here…

AHA National History Center, New Books in History, Fixing the Sky, Interview with Marshall Poe, 10/20/2010. Audio here…

60 guests at Wilson, 60 at AAAS

October 9th, 2010

The book launch on Wednesday, October 6 drew 60 at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and the following day at AAAS there were also 60 guests. Thank you for turning out, for the good questions, and for your kind and helpful comments. Wilson is posting the video of their event and AAAS is preparing a news report.

Journalistic Misfeasance

October 5th, 2010

…on October 6th, in Washington, D.C., the Woodrow Wilson Center will be the site of a presentation by James Rodger Fleming, a professor of science, technology and society at Colby College and author of “Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control.”

If, as the Washington Post article suggests, there is an interest in geoengineering, Fleming writes that “Geoengineering is in fact untested and dangerous. We don’t understand it, we can’t test it on smaller than planetary scales, and we don’t have the political capital, wisdom, or will to govern it.” Read the entire article…