February 2013

06.02.2013

# Calls & events

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CfP: Workshop on Religious Perspectives on Climate Engineering

15.03.2012, abstract submission deadline

"The workshop will be held at the IASS in Potsdam, Germany, 24-26 April 2013. Please indicate your interest in participating as early as possible."

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05.02.2013

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Talk/Lecture: Geoengineering Lecture - Smoke and Mirrors

12.02.2013, Cambridge

Lecture with Alan Robock. "This seminar series, held jointly by the Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) and MIT’s Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, will explore the science, technology, governance and ethics of solar geoengineering."

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05.02.2013

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Talk/Lecture: Manipulating the planet: Is there a role for Negative Emissions Technologies in tackling climate change?

25.02.2013, London

Discussion on negative emissions with five speakers from politics, science and media.

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05.02.2013

# Media

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IISD: Climate Change and Geoengineering: Ocean Fertilization Practicalities, Opportunities and Threats

Guest article by Wendy Watson-Writght (Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Oceographic Commission) on ocen fertilization.

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05.02.2013

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7th CE-newsletter available now

The seventh climate engineering newsletter is available here.


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04.02.2013

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CfP: North American Biochar Symposium

04.03.2012, deadline for abstracts

"Established in 2006, the Pioneer Valley Biochar Initiative is a group of farmers, foresters, professors, students and concerned citizens, promoting public awareness that a growing body of soil science affirms that biochar can increase soil productivity and enhance crop health when incorporated into farm, forest and garden soils."

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04.02.2013

# New Publications

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Rayfuse, Rosemary; Warner, Robin (2012): Climate change mitigation activities in the ocean: turning up the regulatory heat

Rayfuse, Rosemary; Warner, Robin (2012): Climate change mitigation activities in the ocean: turning up the regulatory heat. In: Robin Warner und Clive Schofield (Hg.): Climate change and the oceans. Gauging the legal and policy currents in the Asia Pacific and beyond. Cheltenham: Elgar, pp. 234–262. ISBN 9781848448186

About possibilities of ocean fertilization.

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01.02.2013

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Oceanus: Fertilizing the Ocean with Iron

A review of iron fertilization by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution. "Should we add iron to the sea to help reduce greenhouse gases in the air?"

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01.02.2013

# New Publications

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Bienhold, Christina; et al. (2013): How Deep-Sea Wood Falls Sustain Chemosynthetic Life

Bienhold, Christina; Pop Ristova, Petra; Wenzhöfer, Frank; Dittmar, Thorsten; Boetius, Antje; Kirchman, David L. (2013): How Deep-Sea Wood Falls Sustain Chemosynthetic Life. In: PLoS ONE 8 (1), e53590. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0053590

Fertilizing the ocean with wood logs. "Here we investigated the biogeochemical and microbiological processes leading to the development of sulfidic niches by deploying wood colonization experiments at a depth of 1690 m in the Eastern Mediterranean for one year."

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01.02.2013

# Media

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Motherboard: To Revive Dying Oceans, Try Sinking a Bunch of Trees

Article comparing the Canadian iron fertilization experiment with a new study on fertilizing the ocean with wood logs.

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