07.08.2017

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Insurence Journal: Climate Engineering Companies Aim to Curb Global Warming with Science

"Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun’s rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet. Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels."

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07.08.2017

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University of Calgary: Law students travel across the pond to talk international governance of geoengineering

"Workshop offers rare opportunity to participate in emerging global conversation on climate change"

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07.08.2017

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Tavoni, Massimo; et al. (2017): Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Modeling of Climate Engineering

Tavoni, Massimo; Bosetti, Valentina; Shayegh, Soheil; Drouet, Laurent; Emmerling, Johannes; Fuss, Sabine et al. (2017): Challenges and Opportunities for Integrated Modeling of Climate Engineering. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM). Milan (Nota di Lavoro, 38.2017).

"By reviewing the existing literature and reporting the views of experts, we identify research gaps and priorities for improving the integrated assessment of climate engineering. Results point to differentiated roles of CDR and SRM as complementary strategies to the traditional ones, as well as diverse challenges for an adequate representation in integrated assessment models. We identify potential synergies for model development which can help better represent mitigation and adaptation challenges, as well as climate engineering."

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07.08.2017

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Anthropocene: Cutting Loose the Climate Future from the Carbon Past

"Geoengineering demands a new way of looking at the world—one that can be troubling."

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07.08.2017

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Kurier: Emergency surgery on the earth (German)

Austrian newspaper article on CE.

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07.08.2017

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Xinhua: To cool planet, researchers propose spraying particles into marine clouds

"A group of researchers at the University of Washington (UW) is investigating the idea of marine cloud brightening as a strategy to offset global warming. As a short-term measure for a possible future emergency situation, the strategy involves spraying saltwater into clouds above oceans to boost their capacity to reflect sunlight. In a paper published in the journal Earth's Future, two UW researchers, including lead author Rob Wood, a professor of atmospheric sciences, say small-scale tests of marine cloud brightening would also help answer scientific questions about clouds and aerosols' possible role to help cool the planet."

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05.08.2017

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Swanson, Jennifer (2018): Geoengineering Earth's climate. Resetting the thermostat

Swanson, Jennifer (2018): Geoengineering Earth's climate. Resetting the thermostat. Minneapolis: Twenty-First Century Books.

"They propose geoengineering, or "engineering Earth," to reset our global thermostat. Ideas include thickening clouds with chemicals to reduce the amount of sunlight and pulling carbon dioxide from the air with machines. However, critics say that geoengineering could backfire and create even worse weather. Is geoengineering too risky? Or is it our best hope of survival?"

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04.08.2017

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Kleinschmitt, Christoph; et al. (2017): Sensitivity of the radiative forcing by stratospheric sulfur geoengineering to the amount and strategy of the SO2 injection studied with the LMDZ-S3A model

Kleinschmitt, Christoph; Boucher, Olivier; Platt, Ulrich (2017): Sensitivity of the radiative forcing by stratospheric sulfur geoengineering to the amount and strategy of the SO2 injection studied with the LMDZ-S3A model. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., pp. 1–34. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2017-722.

"In this study we use the atmospheric general circulation model LMDZ with the sectional aerosol module S3A to determine how the forcing efficiency depends on the injected amount, the injection height and the spatio-temporal pattern of injection. We find that the forcing efficiency may decrease more drastically for larger SO2 injections than previously estimated. As a result, the net instantaneous radiative forcing does not exceed −2 W m−2 for continuous equatorial injections and it decreases (in absolute value) for the largest injection rates simulated (50 Tg S yr−1)."

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04.08.2017

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FCEA Blog: Ensuring That We Hear the Voices of the Vulnerable: Toward a Human Rights-Based Approach to Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage

"Institutional governance mechanisms for climate engineering research and/or deployment should be structured to facilitate consideration of the potential impacts of BECCS on human rights."

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04.08.2017

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MIT Technolog Review: China Builds One of the World’s Largest Geoengineering Research Programs

"Backed by $3 million in federal funds, scientists are assessing how geoengineering would impact agriculture, glaciers, sea levels and more."

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