New research endeavours at Fudan Tyndall Centre might include:
The University of East Anglia and the Tyndall Centre are world leaders in interdisciplinary assessment of geoengineering options.We evaluate physical, environmental, social and technical issues surrounding the emerging field of geoengineering to inform science and policy makers.
Geoengineering is the large scale intervention in the Earth system to counteract human induced climate change. There are broadly two types of geoengineering approaches 1) Reflecting the sun’s heat back into space to reduce the earth’s surface temperature and 2) Removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere and locking it away. Some forms of geoengineering are suggested as a complement to mitigation policies.
Our current expertise and outputs include:
Global cooling potential of geoengineering techniques
Public and stakeholder perceptions of geoengineering
Major contributors to Royal Society of Great Britain’s report Geoengineering the Climate
Co-Authors of International Geosphere Biosphere Programme (IGBP) report Geoengineering Impacts on Ecosystems
Lenton, TM & Vaughan, NE (2009) The radiative forcing potential of different climate geoengineering options Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics 9:5539-5561
Vaughan, NE & Lenton, TM (in press) A review of climate geoengineering proposals Climatic ChangeLow Carbon Economy