11.03.2013

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TED Talk Video: Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change

Methods of stopping desertification. "“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk"

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08.03.2013

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ieee spectrum: A Clever But Questionable Approach to Geoengineering

Comment by Bill Sweet.

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07.03.2013

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The Cornell Daily Sun: Sea Urchins May Save the World

Sea urchins capture CO2. "Experts at Newcastle University, UK, discovered that sea urchins use nickel particles to convert carbon dioxide from the ocean into the harmless mineral, calcium carbonate."

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07.03.2013

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The Wheeler Centre: 'The Ultimate Technofix': Playing God with the Climate

"In this edited version of last week’s Lunchbox/Soapbox address, Clive Hamilton argues that the potential risks of this meddling are enormous: disrupting the food chain, damaging the ozone layer, loss of monsoon rains in Asia – the list goes on."

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04.03.2013

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BBC: Geoengineering: Goldilocks effect to cloud seeding

On cirrus cloud modification. "Get this climate techno-fix right, and the effect is dramatic, Get it wrong, though, and you make the problem worse. So how do you get this to work as planned?"

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03.03.2013

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The Conversation: Anyone can geoengineer: should we try to stop them?

"Assuming action by individuals won’t succeed in addressing the climate change problem – on the basis that “[t]he changes necessary are so large and profound that they are beyond the reach” of such action (the Gernot Wagner argument) – what about geoengineering?"

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03.03.2013

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UK government: Government view on geo-engineering research (updated)

The department of energy and climate change of the UK government has published a position on CE. (The links have been updated. No new information.)

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01.03.2013

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The Pioneer: We Can No Longer Ignore Geoengineering

CE from an environmentalist's point of view. "Specifically, what we need is what has been called a Manhattan Project for the environment."

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28.02.2013

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redding.com: Geoengineering coalition in our future?


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27.02.2013

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Earth Island Journal: The New Sorcerer’s Apprentices

By Clive Hamilton. "Engineering the climate is appealing to a powerful strand of Western technological thinking that sees no ethical or other obstacle to total domination of nature. Promethean plans for mastery have always met resistance from those who mistrust human technological overreach."

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