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

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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

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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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13.01.2012

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Reuters: New molecule could help cool planet

"A new molecule has been detected in the earth's atmosphere which could help produce a cooling effect, scientists said, but it remains to be seen whether it can play a major role in tackling global warming."

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12.01.2012

# New Publications

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Allenby, Brad (2012): A Critique of Geoengineering

Allenby, Brad (2012): A Critique of Geoengineering. In: IEEE Potentials 31 (1), S. 22–26. DOI 10.1109/MPOT.2011.943110

"Interest in “geoengineering” technologies has increased significantly over the past few years because of concern about global climate change coupled with a growing recognition of the inadequacies of the Kyoto Protocol and the ongoing climate change negotiating process."

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11.01.2012

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Science News: New CO2 Sucker Could Help Clear the Air

"Researchers in California have produced a cheap plastic capable of removing large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air."

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11.01.2012

# New Publications

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Cummins, Neil Paul (2012): An Evolutionary Perspective on the Relationship Between Humans and Their Surroundings. Geoengineering, the Purpose of Life & the Nature of the Universe

Cummins, Neil Paul (2012): An Evolutionary Perspective on the Relationship Between Humans and Their Surroundings. Geoengineering, the Purpose of Life & the Nature of the Universe. Cranmore: Cranmore Publications.

The book combines evolunary, science and philosophical perspectives and sees CE as a possible solution.

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10.01.2012

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Talk/Lecture on GeoMIP Project

11.01.2012, 13:00-13:45, LEC LG505, Lancaster University

Dave Leedal (Lancaster Environment Centre): Applying control theory to support the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project

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