14.10.2017

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The Guardian: Geoengineering is not a quick fix for climate change, experts warn Trump

"Leading researchers and campaigners express concern that geoengineering research could be used as an excuse not to reduce CO2 emissions"

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14.10.2017

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New Times: The geoengineering fallacy

"As the world struggles to rein in emissions of climate-changing gases and limit planetary warming, a new technological silver bullet is gaining supporters. Geoengineering –the large-scale manipulation of the Earth’s natural systems – has been popularized as a means of counteracting the negative effects of climate change."

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14.10.2017

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National Geographic: Can We Engineer a Way to Stop a Hurricane?

"A horrible hurricane season has revived the old dream of throttling the storms—perhaps by cooling the warm seas that energize them."

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14.10.2017

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Newsweek: Scientists Capture Carbon Dioxide and Inject It Into Rocks for Permanent Storage

"Scientists have discovered a way to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere to inject safely into rocks for long-term storage. A negative-emissions plant created by Switzerland-based Climeworks is the first to take emissions directly from the air we breathe."

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13.10.2017

# New Publications

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Emmerling, Johannes; Tavoni, Massimo (2017): Climate Engineering and Abatement. A ‘flat’ Relationship Under Uncertainty

"The potential of climate engineering to substitute or complement abatement of greenhouse gas emissions has been increasingly debated over the last years. The scientific assessment is driven to a large extent by assumptions regarding its effectiveness, costs, and impacts, all of which are profoundly uncertain. We investigate how this uncertainty about climate engineering affects the optimal abatement policy in the near term."

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13.10.2017

# Projects

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Project: Academic Working Group on International Governance of Climate Engineering

"The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment’s Academic Working Group (AWG) on International Governance of Climate Engineering is an international group of senior academics that have been assembled to formulate perspectives on the international governance of climate engineering research and potential deployment, with a focus on proposed solar radiation management/albedo modification technologies."

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13.10.2017

# Calls & events

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Call for Application: DECIMAL Fund

(no deadline)

"SRMGI is pleased to announce the creation of a new research fund for modelling the impacts of SRM across the developing world: Developing Country Impacts Modelling Analysis for SRM (DECIMALS). The fund will support developing country scientists who want to analyse the possible impacts that SRM could have on their regions."

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13.10.2017

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Knight Science Journalism: Uncertainty Is No Excuse: Gernot Wagner on Climate Engineering

"The economist, author, and co-director of Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program says too many policymakers have framed climate change as a matter of uncertainty, rather than risk. “One of the primary responses by those not wanting to do sensible climate policy is ‘Oh, we don’t know enough!’” he told the Knight Science Journalism fellows on Sept. 26, adding: “With uncertainty, people tend to say, ‘Oh, let’s wait and see. We need to do more research.’”"

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13.10.2017

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Carbon Brief: Geoengineering: Scientists in Berlin debate radical ways to reverse global warming

"Research scientists, policymakers and ethicists gathered in Berlin this week to discuss the emerging field of “climate engineering” and what it could mean for the planet. Climate engineering, also known as geoengineering, is a term used to describe an array of technologies – many of which remain hypothetical – for altering the global climate in order to lessen the effects of climate change. The four-day conference has been organised by the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany, and includes speakers and participants from across the world, including Japan, Jamaica, the US and India."

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13.10.2017

# New Publications

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Zhang, Zhihua; et al. (2017): Impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering strategy on Caribbean coral reefs

Zhang, Zhihua; Jones, Andy; Crabbe, M. James C. (2017): Impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering strategy on Caribbean coral reefs. In Int J of Cl Chan Strat and Man, p. 36. DOI: 10.1108/IJCCSM-05-2017-0104.

" In this study, we model impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on coral reefs. We will use the HadGEM2-ES climate model to model and evaluate impacts of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering on coral reefs."

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