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Global warming and ice ages: I. prospects for physics based modulation of global change

  title={Global warming and ice ages: I. prospects for physics based modulation of global change},
  author={Edward Teller and Lowell Wood and Roderick A. Hyde},
It has been suggested that large-scale climate changes, mostly due to atmospheric injection of greenhouse gases connected with fossil-fired energy production, should be forestalled by internationally-agreed reductions in, e.g., electricity generation. The potential economic impacts of such limitations are obviously large: greater than or equal to $10{sup 11}/year. We propose that for far smaller - less than 1% - the mean thermal effects of greenhouse gases may be obviated in any of several… 
The radiative forcing potential of different climate geoengineering options
Abstract. Climate geoengineering proposals seek to rectify the Earth's current and potential future radiative imbalance, either by reducing the absorption of incoming solar (shortwave) radiation, or
Albedo Enhancement by Stratospheric Sulfur Injections: A Contribution to Resolve a Policy Dilemma?
Fossil fuel burning releases about 25 Pg of CO2 per year into the atmosphere, which leads to global warming (Prentice et al., 2001). However, it also emits 55 Tg S as SO2 per year (Stern, 2005),
Global and Arctic climate engineering: numerical model studies
  • K. Caldeira, L. Wood
  • Environmental Science
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences
  • 2008
Numerical simulations of the atmosphere, sea ice and upper ocean to examine possible effects of diminishing incoming solar radiation, insolation, on the climate system indicate that implementing insolation modulation appears to be feasible and can be made much more similar to the low CO2 climate than would be a high CO2Climate in the absence of such engineering.
On the possible use of geoengineering to moderate specific climate change impacts
With significant reductions in emissions likely to require decades and the impacts of projected climate change likely to become more and more severe, proposals for taking deliberate action to
Stratospheric Aerosols for Solar Radiation Management
SRM in the context of this entry involves placing a large amount of aerosols in the stratosphere to reduce the amount of solar radiation reaching the surface, thereby cooling the surface and
It has been suggested that climate change induced by anthropogenic CO2 could be cost-effectively counteracted with macro-engineering schemes designed to diminish the solar radiation incident on
Beyond Mitigation : Potential Options for Counter-Balancing the Climatic and Environmental Consequences of the Rising Concentrations of Greenhouse Gases
Global climate change is occurring at an accelerating pace, and the global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are forcing climate change continue to increase. Given the present pace of international
Climate engineering: A critical review of approaches to modify the global energy balance
Besides mitigation and adaptation, climate engineering, i.e. the large scale manipulation of the climate system has recently been promoted as a third strategy to combat the unwanted consequences of
Albedo enhancement of marine clouds to counteract global warming: impacts on the hydrological cycle
Recent studies have shown that changes in solar radiation affect the hydrological cycle more strongly than equivalent CO2 changes for the same change in global mean surface temperature. Thus, solar


On the Structure and Origin of Major Glaciation Cycles .2. the 100,000-year Cycle
Climate over the past million years has been dominated by glaciation cycles with periods near 23,000, 41,000, and 100,000 years. In a linear version of the Milankovitch theory, the two shorter cycles
Climate instability during the last interglacial period recorded in the GRIP ice core
Isotope and chemical analyses of the GRIP ice core from Summit, central Greenland, reveal that climate in Greenland during the last interglacial period was characterized by a series of severe cold
Economic and environmental choices in the stabilization of atmospheric CO 2 concentrations
  • Nature
  • 1996
Economic and environmental choices in the stabilization of atmospheric CO 2 concentrations
  • Nature
On the Structure and Origin of Major Glaciation Cycles 2
  • The 100 , 000Year Cycle , Paleoceanography
  • 1993
Are We Seeing Greenhouse Warming ?
  • Science
  • 1997
The palaeoclimate record shouts out to us that, far from being self-stabilizing, the Earth's climate system is an ornery beast which overreacts even to small nudges
  • Nature
  • 1995