Climate & Geoengineering

Geoengineering is the intentional, large-scale technological manipulation of the Earth’s systems, often discussed as a techno-fix for combating climate change. Climate geoengineering technologies can be divided into three broad areas: so-called solar radiation management (reflecting sunlight to space), greenhouse gas removal and sequestration and weather modification.

Geoengineering can refer to a wide range of techniques, including: blasting sulphate particles into the stratosphere or 'whitening' clouds to reflect the sun’s rays; dumping iron particles in the oceans to nurture CO2 -absorbing plankton; firing silver iodide into clouds to produce rain or genetically engineering crops so their foliage can better reflect sunlight.

ETC Group opposes geoengineering and other false solutions to climate change (e.g., proprietary, genetically-engineered 'climate-ready' crops ) and supports peasant-led agroecological responses to the climate crisis.

Further tests will not be permitted, say Mexican authorities 17 Jan 2023
Profit driven experiments reveal how quickly solar geoengineering research can lead to deployment 11 Jan 2023
Geoengineering comprises a set of technologies that include interventions on land, in the oceans, or in the atmosphere. 3 Nov 2022
An image promoting a webinar on Geoengineering In Climate Negotitations with a picture of the world from space being squeezed by a wrench
Get the latest with Neth Daño, Silvia Ribeiro and Niki Martinez 24 Oct 2022
Graphic with a spanner and representations of various technologies around it.
Episode 2 of our new “Spanner in the System” podcast mini-series 29 Oct 2021