We’re in Superfreakonomics

“When you read the actual scientists’ reasoning for how [geoengineering] could work, and might need to work, it’s really hard not to come to the conclusion that it’s idiotic to discount it. Not to say it’s a slam dunk to do it, but idiotic to discount it entirely.”

A great quote from Stephen Dubner in this Guardian interview with him and Steven Levitt. We’re big fans of Freakonomics and delighted to have some of our climate science inventions featured in their upcoming sequel – Superfreakonomics. The new book is already starting to make some headlines even though it’s not due out until October 20.

Another U.K. paper, The Independent, also published a review that mentions our “hose-to-the-sky” concept. This is an idea for pumping sulfur dioxide into the stratosphere to cool the planet. The Independent calls it “the outer limits of freakonomics.”

We’ll post a lot more about our climate science projects soon.

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4 Comments

  1. Liz Haile
    Posted October 26, 2009 at 11:44 am | Permalink

    Hi, I watched your show on 20/20 last friday and was very touched. Thank God their are people like you who are working hard to saving the Earth. From what I understand you are solving our problems. My question is,Is there any thing being done or study being done about about the SAHARA DESERT moving or expanding in NE of Africa ?(Ethiopia, Kenya etc.) I will be very interested to know.
    Keepup the good work and God bles you all.
    Concerned citizn
    Lis Hail

  2. Posted December 28, 2009 at 12:27 am | Permalink

    reading the chapter on global warming & your work on superfreakonomics…Keep up the good work. happy to know that the world has some options

  3. Andy Hamilton
    Posted January 4, 2010 at 11:37 am | Permalink

    I am glad this book has opened my eyes to the caliber of people you have working there. I will pay attention anytime I hear IVs name come up in the future. Thanks to you and your staff.

  4. Posted February 12, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Permalink

    Congratulations on your work. I like the innovative way you approach problems.

    I would like more technical info on your simulations (like the models for diffusion of the aerosol to atmosphere, the correlation between heat and ice melt etc).

    The gradient of pressure & temperature as we reach higher altitudes will affect the overall performance of your concept.

    What materials are you considering on constructing this hose?

    I hope you will provide some more technical insight through this site.

    Thank you and congrats again.

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