DMF Paper: SRM and meteorological droughts in West Africa

DMF Team Benin Paper Impact of Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on meteorological droughts in West Africa – Atmosphere, A. E. Alamou, E. Obada, E. I. Biao, E. B. J. Zandagba, C. Y. Da-Allada, F. K. Bonou, E. Baloïtcha, S. Tilmes, P. J. Irvine Summary Climate change is making droughts and floods more frequent, and for West […]

DMF Paper: SRM effect on sea surface temperatures

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DMF Team Benin Paper Response of the Equatorial Atlantic Cold Tongue to Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering – Aerosol Science and Engineering – Y. W. Pomalegni, C. Y. Da-Allada, Z. Sohou, E. Baloïtcha, E. A. Alamou, F. M. Awo, F. Bonou, I. Biao, E. Obada, J. E. Zandagba, S. Tilmes & P. J. Irvine Summary While SRM […]

New DMF paper: SRM and drought in Africa

DMF Team South Africa Paper Potential impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on droughts over major river basins in Africa – Climatic Change – Babatunde J. Abiodun, Romaric C. Odoulami, Windmanagda Sawadogo, Olumuyiwa A. Oloniyo, Abayomi A. Abatan, Mark New, Christopher Lennard, Pinto Izidine, Temitope S. Egbebiyi & Douglas G. MacMartin Summary Drought is intensifying across […]

Interview with Dr Heri Kuswanto

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Introduction Dr Heri Kuswanto, an Associate Professor at the Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), is the lead author of the first study to look at the implications of Solar Radiation Modification(SRM) in Indonesia.  He and his team took a novel approach to assessing what impact stratospheric aerosol injection, or SAI, could have on offsetting climate […]

DMF selected as a Paris Peace Forum Scale-Up project

The Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) has been selected as one of ten Scale-Up projects of the 2021 Paris Peace Forum. The DMF, which is administered by the Degrees Initiative, supports teams of scientists in developing countries as they research how SRM could affect their regions. The DMF teams have been responsible for the first SRM […]

Three new teams awarded DMF grants

Three new teams have just been awarded Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF) grants in Bangladesh, Kenya and the Philippines. Congratulations and welcome to them! Altogether, 15 new scientists will research the potential impacts of SRM on their regions from 2021 to 2023: In Bangladesh, the team led by Dr Abu Syed (Centre for Rediscovered and Redefined […]

New DMF research collaborators

We are delighted to announce that three renowned scientists are joining the Degress Modelling Fund (DMF) pool of collaborators to work with the southern scientists funded through our programme. Prof. Alan Robock from Rutgers University, Dr Mari Tye from the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and Dr Daniele Visioni from Cornell University are joining […]

NASEM report praises the Degrees Modelling Fund

The US National Academy of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NASEM) today published a major policy report on SRM: Reflecting Sunlight. The 311-page publication is the most comprehensive report on SRM to-date. It is exploring the scientific and socio-political dimensions of SRM and making dozens of recommendations on topics such as research and governance. We were […]

First SRM paper from the Caribbean

On 11 March 2021, another global milestone for SRM evaluation was reached when the Jamaican Degrees Modelling Fund team published the first SRM research paper from the Caribbean region. It was also the first paper from a Small Island Developing State. The team is led by Dr Leonardo Clarke and is based at the University […]

Degrees Modelling Fund: the trillion dollar project (sort of)

In his new book How to Spend a Trillion Dollars, science journalist Rowan Hooper explores how a trillion dollars might be spent on reducing suffering and encouraging human flourishing around the world. In addressing issues such as poverty reduction, global health care, and fighting climate change, Hooper considers ideas as varied as universal basic income, […]