Suggested reading

Select publications

The Complete Guide to Climate Change
Dawson, Brian and Matt Spannagle. Routledge, UK: Taylor and Francis Group, 2009.

The Science and Politics of Global Climate Change
Dessler, Andrew E. and Edward A. Parson. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2006.

Engineering Response to Global Climate Change: Planning a Research and Development Agenda
Watts, Robert G., ed. Boca Raton: CRC Press, 1997.

"IPCC, 2007: Summary for Policymakers."
In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M.Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.). Cambridge, UK, and New York, NY, USA: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change

“Climate Engineering Responses to Climate Emergencies”
Blackstock, J. J., D. S. Battisti, K. Caldeira, D. M. Eardley, J. I. Katz, D. W. Keith, A. A. N. Patrinos, D. P. Schrag, R. H. Socolow and S. E. Koonin. Novim. 2009

Geoengineering the Climate: Science, governance and uncertainty
London, UK: The Royal Society, 2009.

Engineer a Better Climate
Copenhagen, Denmark: The Copenhagen Consensus Center, 2009.

Select publications from the panellists

Nigel Roulet

“Holocene climate and carbon dynamics: Experiments with the “green” McGill Paleoclimate Model”
Wang, Y., L.A.M. Mysak, and N.T. Roulet. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 2005

The seasonal contribution of CO2 fluxes in the annual C budget of a northern bog
Roehm, C. L., and N.T. Roulet. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 17, 2003

Alan Robock

“20 Reasons why Geoengineering may be a bad idea”
Robock, Alan. Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: 59: 14-18, 2008.

“Whither geoengineering?”
Robock, Alan. Science: 320: 1166-1167, 2008.

“Regional climate responses to geoengineering with tropical and Arctic SO2 injections.”
Robock, Alan, Luke Oman, and Georgiy Stenchikov. Journal of Geophysical Research, 2008

“Incorporating water table dynamics in climate modeling: 2. Formulation, validation, and soil moisture simulation.”
Miguez-Macho, Gonzalo, Ying Fan, Christopher Weaver, Robert Walko, and Alan Robock. Journal of Geophysical Research: 112: 3-4, 2007

“Incorporating water table dynamics in climate modeling: 3. Simulated groundwater influence on coupled land-atmosphere variability.”
Anyah, Richard, Christopher P. Weaver, Gonzalo Miguez-Macho, Ying Fan, and Alan Robock. Journal of Geophysical Research: 113, 2008

James Fleming

“Climate Change and Anthropogenic Greenhouse Warming”
Fleming, James R. A selection of key articles, with interpretive essays: National Science Foundation, National Science Digital Library, 2008

“The Climate Engineers”
Fleming, James R. Wilson Quarterly, 2007.

“The Pathological History of Weather and Climate Modification: Three cycles of promise and hype”
Fleming, James R. Historical Studies in the Physical Sciences 37: No.1: 3-25, 2006.

Fixing the Sky: The checkered history of weather and climate control.
Fleming, James R. Columbia University Press: 2010 (In press)

The Callendar Effect: The life and work of Guy Stewart Callendar (1898-1964): The scientist who established the carbon dioxide theory of climate change.
Fleming, James R. Boston: American Meteorological Society, 2007.

"Earth Observations from Space: The First 50 Years of Scientific Achievements."
Washington, DC: National Academy of Sciences, 2008.

David Keith

“Carbon dioxide capture from atmospheric air using sodium hydroxide spray”
Joshuah K. Stolaroff, David W. Keith and Greg V. Lowry. Environmental Science & Technology: 42: 2728-2735, 2008

“Carbon Capture Retrofits and the Cost of Regulatory Uncertainty”
Peter Reinelt and David W. Keith. Energy Journal, 28: 101-127, 2005

“Climate strategy with CO2 capture from the air”
David W. Keith, Minh Ha-Duong and Joshuah K. Stolaroff. Climatic Change: 74: 17-45, 2006

“Geoengineering the Climate: History and Prospect”
Keith, D.W. Annual Review of Energy and the Environment: 25: 245-284, 2000

“Reservoir engineering to accelerate the dissolution of CO2 stored in aquifers”
Leonenko, Y. and David W. Keith. Environmental Science & Technology: 42: 2742-2747, 2008

Phil Rasch

"Exploring the Geoengineering of Climate Using Stratospheric Sulfate Aerosols: The Role of Particle Size."
Rasch, Philip J., Paul J. Crutzen, and Danielle B. Coleman. Geophysical Research Letters 35, 2008

"Impact of the Summer 2004 Alaska Fires on Top of the Atmosphere Clear-Sky Radiation Fluxes."
Pfister, GG, PG Hess, LK Emmons, PJ Rasch, and FM Vitt. Journal of Geophysical Research: 113, 2008

"Present-day Climate Forcing and Response from lack Carbon in Snow."
Flanner MG, CS Zender, JT Randerson, and PJ Rasch. Journal of Geophysical Research 112(D11), 2007

Other publications of interest

Avoiding Dangerous Climate Change
Pachauri, Rajendra. Cambridge University Press, 2006

"Global Climate Change – A Stern Response?"
Warren, Lynda M. Environmental Law Review, 9: 77 – 88, 2007

Climate change 2007: Mitigation of Climate Change
Metz, Bert, O.R. Davidson, P.R. Bosch, R. Dave, L.A. Meyer, eds. (Contribution of Working Group III to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental panel on Climate Change 2007) Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK and New York, N.Y., USA

“The Geoengineering Option”
Victor, David G., M. Granger Morgan, Jay Apt, John Steinbruner and Katharine Ricke. Foreign Affairs, 88, 2009

Links of interest

Program on energy and sustainable development
Stanford University

Articles in the media

"Swapping technologies fails to address the root causes of climate change"
Merrick Godhaven. July 15, 2009

"Geoengineering To Mitigate Global Warming May Cause Other Environmental Harm"
Science Daily. August 7, 2009.

"Questioning Global Warming"
BBC News World Edition In Depth. November 14, 2009

"Geoengineering: How to Cool Earth--At a Price"
Robert Kunzig. Scientific American. November 2008.

"Re-Engineering the Earth"
Graeme Wood. The Atlantic. July/August 2009.

"Expert: Lift taboo on Earth engineering." David Keith calls for discussion, investigation of geoengineering
Alvin Powell. Harvard Gazette. September 23, 2009.

Back to top