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TitleActive Climate Stabilization: Practical Physics-Based Approaches to Prevention of Climate Change
Author(s)Teller, E.; Hyde, T.; Wood, L.
Publication DateApril 18, 2002
Report NumberUCRL-JC-148012
Unique IdentifierACC0233
Other NumbersOSTI ID: 15005941
Research OrgLawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), CA (USA)
Contract NoW-7405-ENG-48
Sponsoring OrgUS Department of Energy, Washington, DC (USA)
Other InformationNational Academy of Engineering Symposium, Washington, DC (US), 04/23/2002--04/24/2002
Subject29 Energy Planning, Policy And Economy; 54 Environmental Sciences; Climates; Environmental Impacts; Greenhouse Gases; Management; Stabilization
KeywordsClimate Change
Related Web PagesEdward Teller
AbstractWe offer a case for active technical management of the radiative forcing of the temperatures of the Earth's fluid envelopes, rather than administrative management of atmospheric greenhouse gas inputs, in order to stabilize both the global- and time-averaged climate and its mesoscale features. We suggest that active management of radiative forcing entails negligible--indeed, likely strongly negative--economic costs and environmental impacts, and thus best complies with the pertinent mandate of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We propose that such approaches be swiftly evaluated in sub-scale in the course of an intensive international program.
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