17.12.2014

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The Rock River Times: Technological assessment is needed

"In late October, a two-day teach-in was held in New York that brought together leading critics of corporately controlled technologies and advocates of appropriate technologies. [...] Of particular interest was Clive Hamilton’s “Playing God with Climate,” which addresses climate change and potential geo-engineering solutions."

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16.12.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 51

The news review of calendar week 51 in 2014 is now available here.


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16.12.2014

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Climate Engineering Research Symposium 2015

Deadline: 02.03.2014

"Abstracts are encouraged for oral and poster presentations relevant to the five cross-cutting themes: - Scientific Feasibility of Climate Engineering Ideas - Uncertainties Surrounding Climate Engineering - Assessment Metrics for Climate Engineering - Governing Climate Engineering Research, Potential Development and Deployment - Public Acceptance of Climate Engineering Research and Deployment"

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16.12.2014

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Phys.org: Cost of cloud brightening for cooler planet revealed

"University of Manchester scientists have identified the most energy-efficient way to make clouds more reflective to the sun in a bid to combat climate change."

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16.12.2014

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big think: Geoengineering Gets Closer to Fighting Climate Change

"In his Big Think interview, Bill Chameides, dean of Duke's Nicholas School of the Environment, says plans for humans to control the global climate are premature. "

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16.12.2014

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International Business Times: Geo-engineering: Energy efficient method using salt water to cool planet identified

"A study into reversible geo-engineering method to offset rising global temperatures has narrowed in on an energy efficient method of cloud brightening. The "Rayleigh Jet" technique could help offset the effects of carbon emissions at the expense of 30 megawatts of energy."

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16.12.2014

# New Publications

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Kleidon, Axel; et al. (2014): The hydrological sensitivity to global warming and solar geoengineering derived from thermodynamic constraints

Kleidon, Axel; Kravitz, Ben; Renner, Maik (2014): The hydrological sensitivity to global warming and solar geoengineering derived from thermodynamic constraints. In Geophys. Res. Lett., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2014GL062589.

"We derive analytic expressions of the transient response of the hydrological cycle to surface warming from the surface energy balance in which turbulent heat fluxes are constrained by the thermodynamic limit of maximum power."

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16.12.2014

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The Ecologist: The melting Arctic - John Nissen's emergency call to action

"The Earth faces an imminent crisis caused by runaway Arctic warming. So says climate campaigner John Nissen, who travelled to COP20 in Lima to impress the dangers on delegates - and urge them to emergency action to cool the Arctic before it's too late."

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16.12.2014

# New Publications

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Ayers, Meredith (2014): Climate Engineering/Geoengineering Research

Ayers, Meredith (2014): Climate Engineering/Geoengineering Research. In Science & Technology Libraries 33 (4), pp. 336–350. DOI 10.1080/0194262X.2014.981911.

"This article examines research for climate engineering/geoengineering in the form of journal articles and gives highlights of some useful resources."

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15.12.2014

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Asayama, S. (2014): Catastrophism toward 'opening up' or 'closing down'? Going beyond the apocalyptic future and geoengineering

Asayama, S. (2014): Catastrophism toward 'opening up' or 'closing down'? Going beyond the apocalyptic future and geoengineering. In Current Sociology 63 (1), pp. 89–93. DOI 10.1177/0011392114559849.

"In the debate on climate change, there are two competing catastrophisms: one is emancipatory catastrophism, coined by Ulrich Beck; and the other is what the author of this article calls apocalyptic catastrophism – the dystopian imagination of the future climate and a discourse serving to feed the idea of a ‘techno-fix’, namely geoengineering the Earth’s climate."

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