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Geoengineering 2014

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Proposal creation

CoLab members create proposals

Mar 9, 2014 08:00 EDT - Jul 20, 2014 11:59 EDT
Semi-Finalist selection
Expert judges select semi-finalists

Jul 20, 2014 08:00 EDT - Aug 5, 2014 08:00 EDT
Proposal revisions
Semi-finalists can improve their proposals

Aug 5, 2014 08:01 EDT - Aug 16, 2014 11:59 EDT
Finalist selection
Expert judges select finalists

Aug 16, 2014 08:00 EDT - Sep 3, 2014 12:59 EDT
Voting period
Public Voting Period

Sep 3, 2014 12:00 EDT - Oct 2, 2014 12:00 EDT
Winners awarded
Winners are announced for the Judges’ and Popular Choice Awards

Oct 2, 2014 12:01 EDT
How can research into geoengineering be governed to limit its environmental and political risks?

After much consideration, the Judges have decided that the submitted proposals did not address the contest prompt sufficiently enough to warrant awarding Finalists or Winners. There will be no voting period. However, the entries did present interesting ideas, and so a number of proposals have been selected to re-open and edit their proposals during the revision period to continue to refine their work with the Judges’ feedback, as well as vie for an Honorable Mention award. The recipient will be invited to showcase their work at the Climate CoLab conference.
Assuming geoengineering research is going to be pursued, how can it be governed or regulated to limit its environmental and political risks, and to contribute to effective overall management of climate change and its impacts? Lack of effective political action on climate change has led some scientists, chemists and engineers to investigate technical and technological options to counter the effects of increasing greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. These strategies are collectively known as geoengineering or geoengineering methods, and could result in far-reaching global and regional impacts. This contest seeks proposals on how to progress research on geoengineering in an ethically and environmentally responsible manner. Click here for contest details

18 Proposals
Determine which geoengineering schemes are safe and effective by detecting and analysing (un)successful geoengineering schemes on exoplanets
Let us explore a global policy framework for strategic direction of geo-engineering to unleash its potential for fighting climate change...
Modify energy fluxes to restore/enhance traditional Hudson Bay ice cover as contribution to sustaining Canadian permafrost and stored carbon
Prove by calculate absorbCO2/creatO2 of plants before/after we build buildings . Prove environmental laws is wrong by data .
Fcracking I-C-E is designed to decrease shipping costs to consumers and reduce harmful emissions!
When the crops we take for granted fail to produce . . Sargassum can feed our starving world!
The Intergovermental Marine Bioenergy with Carbon Sequestration (IMBECS) Protocol Attempts to Address Multiple Current GE Governance Issues.
Accelerated calving of the Jakobshaven ice stream in Greenland is caused by heat from warmed waters from Labrador Sea that could be cooled
Geoengineering should be part of a comprehensive and effective Climate Plan that calls for parallel lines of action.
The question about rising sea levels is not IF but rather WHEN. With my idea we would be able to stop the sea from rising; saving millions.
Restore and amplify existing ecological systems to clear the air of greenhouse gases quickly and safely. Geotherapy not geoengineering.
Olivine pieces up to a few cm can be dropped into the mill to weather it down to rounded shapes and small sizes without energy costs.
The possibility of unilateral action to geoengineer the climate makes it essential the UN sets up a progressing and controlling authority.
Creating a research framework that would place clear definitions and guidelines in the field of geoengineering.
Implement a conversion chain: aviation fuel to contrail to chemtrail to cloud formation to cloud albedo to planet cooling.
This the least expensive method for managing solar radiation that I could think of.
Grow more Diatoms Diatom Algae account for 25% of all photosynthesis on Earth, this consumption of C - 25 , N - 4 and P - .5 Billion tons