14.03.2012

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International Summer School “bio:char crossroads”

Summer School 09. - 16.09.2012

"The multi-talented biochar is one of the world's fastest growing research topics. The 1st International Biochar Summer School “bio:char crossroads” offers excellent young scientists from around the world a valuable means of information exchange and professional development. It will be a highly productive event with good opportunities for networking with senior scientists and peers in the field of biochar. The main topics of the Summer School are: biochar production, feedstock availability, system integration, biochar characterization, and soil effects of biochar."

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13.03.2012

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environmental research web: Lack of detail spoils geoengineering schemes

"Scientists still know too little to use geoengineering as a weapon to fight climate change, said Richard Turco. Having organised one of the first ever geoengineering conferences at the American Geophysical Union in 1991, the UCLA researcher is unimpressed by progress made since."

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13.03.2012

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The Atlantic: How Engineering the Human Body Could Combat Climate Change

Human engineering could be less risky than climate engineering, sais S. Matthew Liao.

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12.03.2012

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NY Times: If Cutting Carbon Emissions Isn’t Working, What’s Next?

Article on Marc Gunther's new book "Suck It Up".

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12.03.2012

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Scienceray Blog: Richard Branson and Bill Gates Playing as God

Blog article on the engagement of Richard Branson and Bill Gates in CE and general information on CE.

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12.03.2012

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Marc Gunther Blog: Direct air capture of CO2 is becoming a business, for better or worse

Marc Gunther summerizes the economic problems around air capture. (See here for his new book.)

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10.03.2012

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Pringle, K. J.; Carslaw, K. S.; et al. (2012): A multi-model assessment of the efficacy of sea spray geoengineering

Pringle, K. J.; Carslaw, K. S.; Fan, T.; Mann, G.W; Hill, A.; Stier, P. et al. (2012): A multi-model assessment of the efficacy of sea spray geoengineering. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss 12 (3), pp 7125–7166.

"Artificially increasing the albedo of marine clouds by the mechanical emission of sea spray aerosol has been proposed as a geoengineering technique to slow the warming caused by anthropogenic greenhouse gases. A previous global model study found that only modest increases and sometimes even decreases in cloud drop number (CDN) concentrations would result from plausible emission scenarios. Here we extend that work to examine the conditions under which decreases in CDN can occur, and use three independent global models to quantify maximum achievable CDN changes."

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10.03.2012

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Talk/Lecture: ‘Green’ Economy or Greed Economy?

24.03.2012, 11:00-17:00, London Feminist Library

Rio+20 Teach-in. "The ‘green economy’ consists of (i) giving nature and ‘ecosystem services’ a financial value which can be used to facilitate trading, as has already taken place for carbon emissions, and (ii) using new ‘green’ technologies such synthetic biology/biomass and ‘geo-engineering’ to combat environmental problems."

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09.03.2012

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Geoengineering Summit - Climate Ethics and Science

spring 2012 (April 23-25)

Geoengineering Summit - Climate Ethics and Science

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09.03.2012

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Conference session: WorldFuture 2012: Climate Engineering Technologies

27.-29.07.2012, Toronto/Canada.

Session "Climate Engineering Technologies: Current and Future Issues" on the conference World Future 2012 in Toronto.

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