18.04.2015

# New Publications

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Robock, Alan (2015): Cloud control: Climatologist Alan Robock on the effects of geoengineering and nuclear war

Robock, Alan (2015): Cloud control: Climatologist Alan Robock on the effects of geoengineering and nuclear war. In Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. DOI 10.1177/0096340215581353.

"In this interview, Rutgers University climatologist Alan Robock talks with Elisabeth Eaves from the Bulletin about geoengineering and nuclear winter. He says that geoengineering is not the solution to global warming because of its many risks and unknowns."

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18.04.2015

# Media

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Huffington Post: How Much Attention Does Climate Change Warrant?

"Conversation With Climate Scientist and Energy Technology and Public Policy Expert David Keith"

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18.04.2015

# New Publications

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Dalby, Simon (2015): Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics?

Dalby, Simon (2015): Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics? In Geography Compass 9 (4), pp. 190–201. DOI 10.1111/gec3.12195.

"Thinking about how to govern geoengineering before major experiments are tried unilaterally might be the key to preventing future conflicts over such practical issues as what temperature the planet ought to be. Such questions are the key to the new geopolitics of the Anthropocene, a debate to which geography in general and political geography in particular could have much to contribute."

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18.04.2015

# New Publications

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Sillmann, Jana; et al. (2015): Climate emergencies do not justify engineering the climate

Sillmann, Jana; Lenton, Timothy M.; Levermann, Anders; Ott, Konrad; Hulme, Mike; Benduhn, François; Horton, Joshua B. (2015): Climate emergencies do not justify engineering the climate. In Nature Climate change 5 (4), pp. 290–292. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2539.

"Current climate engineering proposals do not come close to addressing the complex and contested nature of conceivable 'climate emergencies' resulting from unabated greenhouse-gas emissions."

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16.04.2015

# Media

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BBC News: Warning over aerosol climate fix

On the EGU Conference in Vienna. "Any attempts to engineer the climate are likely to result in "different" climate change, rather than its elimination, new results suggest."

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16.04.2015

# New Publications

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Niemeier, U.; Timmreck, C. (2015): What is the limit of stratospheric sulfur climate engineering?

Niemeier, U.; Timmreck, C. (2015): What is the limit of stratospheric sulfur climate engineering? In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 15 (7), pp. 10939–10969. DOI 10.5194/acpd-15-10939-2015.

"The injection of sulfur dioxide (SO2) into the stratosphere to form an artificial stratospheric aerosol layer is considered as an option for solar radiation management. The related reduction in radiative forcing depends upon the amount injected of sulfur dioxide but aerosol model studies indicate a decrease in forcing efficiency with increasing injection magnitude."

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16.04.2015

# Media

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Scientific American: Readers Responseto "Better Than Earth"

"Letters to the editor from the January 2015 issue of Scientific American" on CE.

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16.04.2015

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MIT Tech Review: How Synthetic Organisms Could Terraform the Earth

"One way to combat climate change could be to release synthetic organisms that sequester carbon. How this can be done safely is a question bioengineers are now beginning to address.One way to combat climate change could be to release synthetic organisms that sequester carbon. How this can be done safely is a question bioengineers are now beginning to address."

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13.04.2015

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Everything and the Carbon Sink Blog: “Legacy” Emissions and Beyond-Neutrality Corporate Emission Reduction Targets

"Corporations need not only to stop emitting greenhouse gases (“GHGs”) to prevent climate change, but they also need remove and sequester “legacy” emissions from the atmosphere. - Corporate GHG emission reduction targets set at levels above 100% create new challenges for corporations around measuring their past emissions, setting appropriate targets, and deploying strategies to remove carbon from the atmosphere."

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13.04.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 16

The news review of calendar week 16 in 2015 is now available here.


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