20.05.2013

# New Publications

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Vuuren, Detlef P.; Stehfest, Elke (2013): If climate action becomes urgent: the importance of response times for various climate strategies

Vuuren, Detlef P.; Stehfest, Elke (2013): If climate action becomes urgent: the importance of response times for various climate strategies. In Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0769-5.

"A key question for climate policy in general, but even more in the case a rapid response is needed, is: what are the characteristic response times of the response options, such as rapid mitigation or solar radiation management (SRM)?"

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20.05.2013

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Video: Democracy Now - Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?

Interview with Clive Hamilton on Democracy Now.

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20.05.2013

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Geoengineeirng Politics Blog: New London Protocol Proposal to Regulate Marine Geoengineering

Discussion of the proposed amendments to the London Protocol. "In essence, this proposal establishes a procedural mechanism for regulating any geoengineering technique involving the introduction of materials to the sea, based on processes previously developed to address ocean fertilization."

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17.05.2013

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The Daily Beast: Can Humans Survive?

About her new book: Newitz (2013). "As geoengineers, we aren’t going to “heal” the earth or return it to a prehuman “state of nature.” That would mean submitting ourselves to the vicissitudes of the planet’s carbon cycles, which have already caused several mass extinctions"

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17.05.2013

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Newitz, Annalee (2013): Scatter, adapt, and remember

Newitz, Annalee (2013): Scatter, adapt, and remember. How humans will survive a mass extinction. 1st ed. New York: Doubleday. ISBN 978-0385535915

"In its 4.5 billion–year history, life on Earth has been almost erased at least half a dozen times: shattered by asteroid impacts, entombed in ice, smothered by methane, and torn apart by unfathomably powerful megavolcanoes. And we know that another global disaster is eventually headed our way. Can we survive it? How?"

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17.05.2013

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Scientific American: 400 PPM: Can Artificial Trees Help Pull CO2 from the Air?

"As greenhouse gas levels increase further, could machines help wash the skies of the excess CO2?"

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16.05.2013

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Carr, Wylie A.; et al. (2013): Public engagement on solar radiation management and why it needs to happen now

Carr, Wylie A.; Preston, Christopher J.; Yung, Laurie; Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Keith, David W.; Mercer, Ashley M. (2013): Public engagement on solar radiation management and why it needs to happen now. In: Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0763-y.

"We explore how public engagement can contribute to the research, development, and governance of one branch of geoengineering, solar radiation management (SRM), in three key ways."

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16.05.2013

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Future Tense: Cutting Carbon Dioxide Isn’t Enough

Discussion of CDR technologies motivated by the exceeding of the 400 ppm CO2 mark.

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16.05.2013

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The Sydney Morning Herald: Australia seeks to limit ocean 'geoengineering'

"Australia has launched a bid to stop the commercial use of a controversial ''geoengineering'' technique that involves dumping iron into the ocean in a bid to counter the effects of man-made climate change."

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16.05.2013

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argunet Blog: Mapping the Climate Engineering Controversy: A Case of Argument-Analysis Driven Policy Advice

Further information on argument maps developt in the scoping study (BMBF). "In sum, we found that argument mapping techniques are very helpful in compiling assessment reports."

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