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Hurricane Season

Over the last few years there has been a lot of destruction caused by a handful of very devastating hurricanes. In fact, six of the 10 costliest hurricanes to hit the United States have struck since 2004 (Katrina, Wilma, Ike, Charley, Ivan and Rita). One of the consequences of global warming is that more energy […]

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Our Answers about Geoengineering

Because these are controversial areas of exploration, we are often misunderstood. We hope these clear statements will help us steer towards more scientific discussion. 1. What is geoengineering? “Geoengineering” describes how the earth’s systems can be influenced by engineering solutions. There are many historic examples of how humans have used technology to change geological systems. […]

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Introducing the Salter Sink

Energy from the sun heats up the surface of the ocean. As that heat irradiates up and fuels storms, they can become ever more dangerous hurricanes. Reducing their destructive potential is possible if we can just cool off the surface of the ocean. Even just one degree centigrade might be the difference between a category […]

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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 […]

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Hurricane Season

As hurricane season gets rolling, we’ve been getting a lot of interest in our hurricane suppression technology, which could be a simple way to reduce the force of these massive storms. These inquiries are the result of press about Bill Gates being one of the (twelve) inventors listed on the patent. We often host “invention […]

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