Could we control our climate?
Could we control our climate?

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Could we control our climate?


This free course was written by Dr Tamsin Edwards with contributions from Dr Mark Brandon.

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Figures 1, 2, 3 and 4: taken from: Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Stocker, T.F., D. Qin, G.-K. Plattner, M. Tignor, S.K. Allen, J. Boschung, A. Nauels, Y. Xia, V. Bex and P.M. Midgley (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press

Figure 5: Smoke plumes generated during what are thought to be the first SRM field experiments: Izrael, Yu. A., et al. (2009);(b) The SPICE balloon, never used for the project: ©; licenses/ by-nd/ 4.0/

Figure 6: (a) German research vessel and icebreaker Polarstern off the Antarctic Peninsula in February 1994. The Polarstern was used for ocean fertilisation experiments such as the European Iron Fertilization Experiment and LOHAFEX. (b) Satellite image taken by NASA in August 2012 after media reports of a large-scale ocean iron fertilisation project in the northern Pacific Ocean. (c) Change in a measure of chlorophyll concentration, in milligrams per cubic metre, relative to the 10-year August mean, measured in August 2012 by NASA over approximately the same region as (b).

Figure 7: Joseph Tringali;

Figure 8: (a) Argus Gentle holds a new roofing material: (b) An infrared photograph shows the much cooler region of the new material: both courtesy of Dr Angus Gentle

Figure 9: (a) Indoor cooking with biomass stoves: (b) An improved biomass cookstove in India: both © Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves | United Nations Foundation,

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