September 2012

28.09.2012

# New Publications

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Lin, Albert (2012): Does Geoengineering Present a Moral Hazard? (in press)

Lin, Albert (2012): Does Geoengineering Present a Moral Hazard? (in press), in: Ecology Law Quarterly

" The article finds it likely that geoengineering efforts will undermine mainstream strategies to combat climate change and suggests potential measures for ameliorating this moral hazard."

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26.09.2012

# Media

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TheEngineer: Leading wave energy pioneer Prof Stephen Salter

"Prof Stephen Salter, technical adviser at Aquamarine Power, believes geoengineering could help to mitigate some of the most pressing effects of climate change."

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24.09.2012

# Calls & events

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Final Symposium: Marsilius Project „The Global Governance of Climate Engineering”

27.-28.09.2012, Heidelberg/Germany

Final symposium of the interdisciplinary Marsilius Project in Heidelberg. For participation send an email to CE-Symp@eco.uni-heidelberg.de.

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24.09.2012

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecture: Climate engineering: Challenges to international law and potential responses

01.10.2012, UCLA, Los Angeles/USA

"Despite large uncertainties in the characteristics, environmental effects, and risks of specific potential interventions, certain clear and emerging characteristics of these technologies suggest broad outlines of the policy and political risks they pose, the requirements for effective governance, and priority near-term steps to limit risks and learn more."

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23.09.2012

# New Publications

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Bewick, R.; Sanchez, J.P; McInnes, C.R (2012): Gravitationally bound geoengineering dust shade at the inner Lagrange point

Bewick, R.; Sanchez, J.P; McInnes, C.R (2012): Gravitationally bound geoengineering dust shade at the inner Lagrange point. In: Advances in Space Research 50 (10), pp. 1405–1410. DOI 10.1016/j.asr.2012.07.008

"This paper presents a novel method of space-based geoengineering which uses the mass of a captured near Earth asteroid to gravitationally anchor a cloud of unprocessed dust in the vicinity of the L1 position to reduce the level of solar insolation at Earth."

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23.09.2012

# Political Papers

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House of Commons - Environmental Audit (Hg.) (2012): Protecting the Arctic

Report on the climate change impacts to the Arctic with a small section for CE.

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23.09.2012

# Media

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NewScientist: Can geoengineering avert climate chaos?

Nonfree article on CE.

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22.09.2012

# Media

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People's World: As ice melts, geoengineering gets a less frosty reception

CE to tackle melting of the arctic. "Though initially suggested as a 'fringe idea,' it was later considered potentially viable, but only as an accompanying strategy to a better solution. Now, scientists are looking at the technology more seriously."

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22.09.2012

# Media

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ThinkLong Blog: Geoengineering Research: Walking on thin ice

Post by Tim Kruger in the Oxford Martin School Blog. "We need to define what that edge is now, before experimentation takes place."

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21.09.2012

# New Publications

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Leal-Arcas, Rafael; Filis, Andrew (2012): Geoengineering a Future for Humankind. Some Technical and Ethical Considerations

Leal-Arcas, Rafael; Filis, Andrew (2012): Geoengineering a Future for Humankind. Some Technical and Ethical Considerations. In: Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR) 6 (2), pp. 128–148

"Clear rules in relation to how these strategies and techniques ought to be governed are in urgent need. Rules should not be limited to the governance aspects, but should also provide for the commercial use of geoengineering."

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