23.01.2017

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Patreon: Weather Control and Geoengineering

"A look at advanced means of altering or controlling the planet's climate and geography, drawing on concepts proposed for terraforming other planets. We look at existing and proposed ideas of controlling the weather, creating artificial islands or mountain ranges, using orbital mirrors and shades, and many other concepts."

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23.01.2017

# Calls & events

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Call: Deadline extended for The Politics and Governance of Negative Emissions Technologies (Utrecht)

Extended deadline: 29. January 2017

"This two-day workshop will bring together 20 to 25 leading researchers in political science, law, economics, and related social sciences to present papers on the emerging politics and governance of NETs."

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20.01.2017

# New Publications

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Earth's Future special issue: Crutzen +10: Reflecting upon 10 years of geoengineering research

All papers of the special issue have been on this CE News Site.

"The year 2016 marked the 10 year anniversary of Nobel laureate Paul Crutzen's seminal 2006 contribution on geoengineering, “Albedo enhancement by stratospheric sulfur injection: A contribution to solve a policy dilemma?” Crutzen’s paper in climatic change sparked an unprecedented surge of academic, public, and political interest in geoengineering. This collection comprises research and commentaries from leading experts in the field of geoengineering on the development of the discussion over the past decade and to consider where it may be going in the next 10 years."


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20.01.2017

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Space.com: Geoengineering Earth's Atmosphere: How It Could Affect Astronomy

"Adding particles into the air could have a number of important ramifications, including affecting how well astronomers can view the night sky. According to Lowenthal, some studies have shown that adding clouds to the atmosphere can increase the brightening of the night sky by as much as 25 percent. But that doesn't mean it shouldn't be done."

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20.01.2017

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Berkeley Engineering: One big reflective band-aid

"While Ice911’s work falls in the category of geoengineering, Field is adamant that any climate change technology be removable or reversible, and she stresses that slowing Arctic ice melt is not a long-term solution. Instead, it’s triage until more permanent and sustainable long-term climate solutions can be adopted."

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20.01.2017

# Calls & events

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CfP: Call for abstracts for Studies of Vulcanism

Deadline 17. March 2017

"[...] Modeling of tephra dispersal; Modeling of the environmental and climatic effects of future volcanic eruptions including analogue studies on climate engineering."

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20.01.2017

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Nextbigfuture Blog: Now that climate scientists know that emissions will not be kept below what would be a less than 2 degree global change level will geoengineering get serious attention

"In 2008 some climate scientiss said that the world had 100 months to enact drastic anti-global warming policies to avoid the environment warming by two degrees celsius compared to pre-industrial times. The 100 months have passed and only modest policies have been enacted and it seems likely that some of the policies will be reverse with more use of fossil fuels."

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20.01.2017

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EconoTimes: Don't fall into the trap of restarting last decade's 'climate wars'

"In the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, many climate experts are expressing concern that his views and those of his senior appointees are at odds with mainstream climate science. They’re grimly preparing to re-enter the fray of last-decade’s “climate wars”, which saw scientific knowledge about global warming come under intense and sustained attack."

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20.01.2017

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the guardian: ‘A cat in hell’s chance’ – why we’re losing the battle to keep global warming below 2C

"A global rise in temperature of just 2C would be enough to threaten life as we know it. But leading climate scientists think even this universally agreed target will be missed. Could dramatic action help?"

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20.01.2017

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Project Syndicate: Geoengineering Climate Change

"Even climate activists increasingly recognize that the lofty rhetoric of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, concluded in Paris just over a year ago, will not be matched by its promises’ actual impact on temperatures. This should make us think about smart, alternative solutions. But one such alternative, geoengineering, is a solution that many people refuse to entertain."

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