24.05.2016

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News Review of Week 22 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 22 in 2016 is now available here.


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24.05.2016

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Reporting Climate Science: Atmospheric Aerosols Can Cool Climate

Media response to Laakso, A.; et al. (2016). "Climate engineering using atmospheric aerosols could lead to significant cooling to help offset climate change, according to a new study – but it would still mean greenhouse gas emissions would need to be curbed. "

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24.05.2016

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Laakso, A.; et al. (2016): Radiative and climate impacts of a large volcanic eruption during stratospheric sulfur geoengineering

Laakso, A.; Kokkola, H.; Partanen, A.-I.; Niemeier, U.; Timmreck, C.; Lehtinen, K. E. J. et al. (2016): Radiative and climate impacts of a large volcanic eruption during stratospheric sulfur geoengineering. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (1), pp. 305–323. DOI 10.5194/acp-16-305-2016.

"Here we employ a global aerosol-climate model and an Earth system model to study the radiative and climate changes occurring after an erupting volcano during solar radiation management (SRM). According to our simulations the radiative impacts of the eruption and SRM are not additive and the radiative effects and climate changes occurring after the eruption depend strongly on whether SRM is continued or suspended after the eruption."

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24.05.2016

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New York Times: Exxon Mobil Backs FuelCell Effort to Advance Carbon Capture Technology

"For years, FuelCell Energy has been considered a company to watch. Its technology promised to help economically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, which could help combat climate change. The Danbury, Conn., company might be able to make a difference, experts said, if only it had a partner with really deep pockets."

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24.05.2016

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Geoengineering Monitor: In the aftermath of the Paris Agreement, nature and humanity lose

"Finally the Paris Agreement does not speak explicitly about geoengineering or BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage)—but that does not mean these topics are not being discussed by governments. Since emissions cuts in the INDCs fall short of the ‘below 2ºC’ target, corporations have jumped on the opportunity to propose dangerous, untested and risky technologies which they argue would help reach it."

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23.05.2016

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Job: Part-time International Governance of Climate Engineering Program Assistant

(no deadline)

"The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment (www.ceassessment.org) is a scholarly initiative within the School of International Service, American University. We seek a part-time program assistant to join a team working on a new funded project."

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23.05.2016

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Science Daily: Atmospheric aerosols can significantly cool down climate

"It is possible to significantly slow down and even temporarily stop the progression of global warming by increasing the atmospheric aerosol concentration, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland."

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23.05.2016

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Job: PhD position-Modelling earth systemic and hydrologic impacts of terrestrial climate engineering (Potsdam, Germany)

Deadline: 10. June 2016

"PIK, in cooperation with the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology Hamburg, invites applications from outstanding PhD candidates within the new CE-LAND+ project funded by the DFG Science Priority Program “Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?”."

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23.05.2016

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the reluctant geoengineer Blog: Self defence

Response to Patrick Taylor Smith's article on CE as self defence.  "I read it, disagreed with some of it, and thought it would be an interesting exercise to unpick it."

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23.05.2016

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Tech Times: Iron Fertilization In The Pacific Will Not Solve Climate Change

"Iron fertilization in the Pacific is not an effective solution to climate change, a new research has revealed."

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