Remembering Prof. Laban Ogallo

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Professor Laban Ogallo on 20 November 2020. Laban served as one of the three SRMGI co-chairs from 2017 to 2020 and helped guide the expansion of the initiative in 2018. Born in Kenya in 1950, Laban was a pioneer of climate science and meteorology […]

Safe Climate Research Initiative Grant

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) will be able to expand its work through 2021 thanks to a new grant from SilverLining’s Safe Climate Research Initiative. The research fund provided grants to five SRM research initiatives considered to be outstanding: The National Center for Atmospheric Research Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory The University of Washington Marine Cloud […]

Recognising our volunteers

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) has been the product of a global community and our work is only made possible thanks to the contributions of volunteers from around the world. These extraordinary people are now recognised on our website and we thank them for their years of invaluable help, providing free expert advice, reviewing Degrees Modelling Fund […]

First three African master’s theses on SRM

We extend our congratulations to Wilfred Francis Domingo and Olabi Léonard Worou from Benin. Along with José Ricardo Kouakou from Côte d’Ivoire, they became the first African students to defend master’s theses on SRM in 2019. Wilfred Francis’s thesis explored with the possible impacts of SRM on the variability of tropical Atlantic dynamics, while Olabi […]

Dr Leonardo Clarke presents to the CORDEX conference

In October, Dr Leonardo Clarke presented his research at a conference of the Coordinated Regional Downscaling Experiment initiative (CORDEX) in Beijing with support from SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative). CORDEX is a major international project for modelling regional climate impacts, under the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). Leonardo is PI of the Jamaica Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) project, […]

Harvard research residencies

The Harvard Solar Geoengineering Research Program is the world’s largest SRM research group and it runs a rolling programme of short term research residencies for leading researchers. In September it hosted a special two-week residency for Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists. Four researchers made the trip to Cambridge, Massachusetts: Dr Heri Kuswanto (Indonesia) Dr Frederic […]

SRM summer school in Beijing

From 12-16 August, Beijing Normal University held a week-long summer school focused on modelling the impacts that SRM could have on developing countries. Thirteen Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) scientists attended the Beijing Summer School 2019, representing seven of the eight projects: Casimir Da Allada (Benin) Sharif Hossein (Bangladesh) Alioune Badra Kone (Ivory Coast) Heri Kuswanto […]

Supporting the Banff summer school

SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) was pleased to support to the Sixth International Geoengineering Governance Summer School, held in Banff, Canada, in August. The school was organised by Prof. Ted Parson and colleagues at UCLA, and the SRMGI/Degrees funding helped them meet their goals of strong representation from the Global South. Participants from Bangladesh, Pakistan, the Philippines, Kenya, […]

Using WRF to simulate regional SRM impacts

In June, SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) supported Chris Lennard’ trip to the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Colorado, where he worked for a week with Dr Simone Tilmes and her colleague Dr Jimy Dudhia. Chris is a climatologist at the University of Cape Town and is co-PI of the South Africa Degees Modelling […]

Intelligence Squared debate on SRM

Anjali Viswamohanan is a Chevening scholar at Oxford University and a lawyer by training, and she first came into the world of SRM geoengineering through the SRMGI (The Degrees Initiative) process. She was working at the Council on Energy, Environment and Water in Delhi (CEEW), when SRMGI/Degrees partnered on an engagement workshop which Anjali organised. Since […]