DMF researchers lead session at GRC

Gordon Research Conferences (GRC) are prestigious international conferences focused on issues of cutting-edge science and in June there was a Gordon conference focused on SRM. To their credit, the conference organisers made sure that there was a session entirely about SRM impacts in the developing world and we were delighted that it was run entirely […]

Degrees Modelling Fund – second call for proposals

The Degrees Initiative, in partnership with TWAS, The World Academy of Sciences, is pleased to announce the opening of the second call for proposals for the Degrees Modelling Fund (DMF). The DMF supports teams of scientists in the Global South as they model how solar radiation modification geoengineering (SRM) might affect the climate in their […]

First SRM study in Latin America

DMF Team Argentina Paper La Plata Basin Hydroclimate Response to Solar Radiation Modification with Stratospheric Aerosol Injection – Frontiers in Climate, Ines Camilloni, Natalia Montroull, Carla Gulizia and Ramiro I. Saurral Summary The La Plata Basin (LPB) is the fifth largest freshwater basin in the world, and a crucial source for 160 million people in […]

DMF paper: The effect of SRM on malaria risk

DMF Team Bangladesh Paper Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries – Nature Communications, C.J. Carlson, R. Colwell, M. S. Hossain, M. M. Rahman, A. Robock, S. J. Ryan, M. S. Alam, C. H. Trisos Summary For billions of people, one of the most urgent impacts of climate change will be the spread […]

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 […]