26.06.2017

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Newsletter of Week 26 of 2017

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26.06.2017

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Energy Post: The geo-engineering taboo

"A new book by David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser at Shell, takes the reader on a journey through the transition in the energy system that must be undertaken to address the climate change issue. The book, Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma, deals with a wide range of topics, including carbon pricing, electric cars and solar power, and even ventures into areas such as the somewhat taboo subject of geo-engineering. What follows is an excerpt from the book where Hone discusses the geo-engineering solution."

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26.06.2017

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The Conversation: Blocking out the sun to reduce global warming - an idea still in the making

"Solar radiation management is a controversial and theoretical proposal for addressing some of the risks of climate change. The Conversation Africa’s Energy and Environment editor Samantha Spooner asked experts Asfawossen Asrat and Andy Parker about solar radiation management and the risks it carries."

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23.06.2017

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: The trouble with geoengineers “hacking the planet”

"Harvard crosses the Rubicon. But what has really catapulted the idea into the public eye is Harvard’s reckless plan for a privately-funded field trial testing some of the key elements needed for albedo modification"

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23.06.2017

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MPR News: Should we geoengineer the atmosphere to fix climate change?

"But any kind of geoengineering raises serious logistical, ethical and geopolitical questions. In this week's Friday Roundtable, MPR News host Kerri Miller talks to three experts about the future possibilities of dealing with climate change."

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23.06.2017

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Wood, Robert; et al. (2017): Could geoengineering research help answer one of the biggest questions in climate science?

Wood, Robert; Ackerman, Thomas; Rasch, Philip; Wanser, Kelly (2017): Could geoengineering research help answer one of the biggest questions in climate science? In: Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1002/2017EF000601.

"Observational studies show influences of aerosol on clouds, but correlations between aerosol and clouds are insufficient to constrain aerosol forcing because of the difficulty in separating aerosol and meteorological impacts. In this commentary, we argue that this current impasse may be overcome with the development of approaches to conduct control experiments whereby aerosol particle perturbations can be introduced into patches of marine low clouds in a systematic manner. Such cloud perturbation experiments constitute a fresh approach to climate science and would provide unprecedented data to untangle the effects of aerosol particles on cloud microphysics and the resulting reflection of solar radiation by clouds."

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22.06.2017

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African Newsroom: Seychelles ambassador on climate engineering advisory group

"Seychelles ambassador Ronny Jumeau has been appointed to the international advisory group of a new NGO initiative which seeks to encourage dialogues on climate geoengineering"

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20.06.2017

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Project News: Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) Announces New Advisory Group

"On June 20 2017, Janos Pasztor, the executive director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2) announced the setting up of an Advisory Group of leading international experts to guide and support its work in catalyzing the establishment of effective governance for climate geoengineering."

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19.06.2017

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Newsletter of Week 25 of 2017

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18.06.2017

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The National UEA: Sunny outlook for rain-inducing cloud seeding, researchers forecast

"In Britain, projects have analysed whether cloud seeding could help to lower the temperatures of the sea surface, which could make hurricanes less powerful by starving them of energy. Perhaps more outlandish is the suggestion that cloud seeding could limit global warming. Among those interested in producing clouds that could reflect sunlight is Stephen Salter, emeritus professor of engineering design at the University of Edinburgh."

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