22.01.2012

# Projects

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Biochar Earth Project

Online network and blog on biochar technologies and policies since 2009. The network is part of the International Biochar Initiative. News are presented in blog form, often as videos.

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22.01.2012

# New Publications

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Pongratz, J.; Lobell, D. B.; Cao, L.; Caldeira, K. (2012): Crop yields in a geoengineered climate

Pongratz, J.; Lobell, D. B.; Cao, L.; Caldeira, K. (2012): Crop yields in a geoengineered climate. In: Nature Climate change. doi: 10.1038/NCLIMATE1373

CE technologies of SRM might increase crop yields.

"Crop models predict that recent and future climate change may have adverse effects on crop yields. Intentional deflection of sunlight away from the Earth could diminish the amount of climate change in a high-CO2 world. [...] We find that in our models solar-radiation geoengineering in a high-CO2 climate generally causes crop yields to increase, largely because temperature stresses are diminished while the benefits of CO2 fertilization are retained."

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21.01.2012

# New Publications

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Ebook available for members: Launder/Thompson (2010): Geo-engineering climate change

The book from Launder/Thompson is now available as ebook for members of OnlineBooks.

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21.01.2012

# Media

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Brendon Bosworth Blog: Think Tank Urges Government to Start Geoengineering Research Program

Comprehensive overview over research and debate on CE with many links.

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20.01.2012

# Media

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WCD Blog: Conference Report - Future pathways for geoengineering research

Report on the interdisciplinary summer school on CE in Banff/Canada August 2011.

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19.01.2012

# Calls & events

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Contest: Glancy Climate Innovation Award

Deadline 01.02.2012

The Glancy Climate Innovation Award - Send student essays addressing the "critical gap between what the science says, what is economically feasible and what is politically realistic. In particular, the Award aims to fund student research into areas frequently overlooked or shunned such as geo engineering"

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18.01.2012

# Media

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Physorg.com: Climate balancing: Sea-level rise vs. surface temperature change rates

Article on the issue of balancing sea level rise and rates of surface air temperature changes.

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16.01.2012

# Media

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ScienceNetwork Western Australia: Ocean fertilisation proposed to sequester rising CO2

Austrailian Conference report. "Engineering massive algae blooms to capture carbon was one of many ideas debated at national symposium ‘Geoengineering the Climate? A Southern Hemisphere Perspective’."

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15.01.2012

# Political Papers

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Global Cool Cities Alliance: A Practical Guide to Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements

Guide to inform on white roofs for city cooling.

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15.01.2012

# Media

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bit of science: Today’s paradox: global warming may offset Criegee cooling

Of science finding a 'global cooling particle' that has always been there is not the same as actually influencing temperature – offsetting global warming – through some form of solar radiation management geoengineering.

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