May 2013

31.05.2013

# Political Papers

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Forcechange.com: Support Geoengineering Efforts to Mitigate Climate Change

Petition for UNEP. "Goal: Encourage geoengineering efforts to mitigate the effects of climate change."

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31.05.2013

# New Publications

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LU, Q.-B (2013): Cosmic-ray-driven Reaction and Greenhouse Effects of Halogenated Molecules

LU, Q.-B (2013): Cosmic-ray-driven Reaction and Greenhouse Effects of Halogenated Molecules. Culprits for Atmospheric Ozone Deplition and Global Climate Change. In Int. J. Mod. Phys. B, p. 1350073. DOI 10.1142/S0217979213500732.

"This study is focused on the effects of cosmic rays (solar activity) and halogen-containing molecules (mainly chlorofluorocarbons — CFCs) on atmospheric ozone depletion and global climate change. Brief reviews are first given on the cosmic-ray-driven electron-induced-reaction (CRE) theory for O3 depletion and the warming theory of halogenated molecules for climate change."

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31.05.2013

# Media

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Phys.org: Scientists develop CO2 sequestration technique that produces 'supergreen' hydrogen fuel

"Lawrence Livermore scientists have discovered and demonstrated a new technique to remove and store atmospheric carbon dioxide while generating carbon-negative hydrogen and producing alkalinity, which can be used to offset ocean acidification."

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29.05.2013

# Political Papers

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Lane, Lee; Bickel, James Eric (2013): Solar Radiation Management. An Evolving Climate Policy Option

Lane, Lee; Bickel, James Eric (2013): Solar Radiation Management. An Evolving Climate Policy Option. American Enterprise Institute

"The incentives for using SRM appear to be stronger than those for GHG control. Much analysis has used this valid point to conjecture that SRM would be easy to deploy—indeed, that it would be too easy."

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27.05.2013

# Media

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Canada Newswire: Haida announce termination of Russ George

Director of the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (HSRC) has been removed. The company performed an iron fertilization field trail in the summer of 2012. See also the wide media responses.

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27.05.2013

# Media

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NY Times: Geoengineering: Our Last Hope, or a False Promise?

Opinion article by Clive Hamilton. "But is it wise to try to play God with the climate? For all its allure, a geoengineered Plan B may lead us into an impossible morass."

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27.05.2013

# Media

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IEET: Engineering the Future: Geoengineering

Ethical paper on criticism of CE. "Understanding the motives behind criticisms of geoengineering projects allows for advocates of such projects to correct the public image of geoengineering."

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26.05.2013

# Media

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redding.com: The conservative flip-flop on climate change

On conservatives' argumatative strategies.

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24.05.2013

# Calls & events

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Panel discussion: New Priority Program on the assessment of CE in Germany

03.06.2013, Berlin

A new Priority Program on the assessment of climate engineering is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG): „Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?“ (SPP 1689) – coordinated by Andreas Oschlies, GEOMAR, Kiel. Its first 3-year phase (2012-2015) is funded with about 5 Mio Euro. The kick-off meeting will take place in Berlin 3rd of June 2013.

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24.05.2013

# Media

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The Daily Climate: Opinion: Dreams we cannot afford

"The billions of dollars required by geoengineers to scrub the atmosphere of carbon will bankrupt us. I have a cheaper solution." (by Russ George)

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