July 2013

19.07.2013

# Media

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[press review] CIA, NOAA, NASA, NAS are funding a study on CE

Press review for a National Academy Study also funded by the US Central Intelligence Agency as well as NOAA and NASA. The media is responding esp. to the CIA funding. (see read more)


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19.07.2013

# Calls & events

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ecologic: Options and Proposals for the International Governance of Climate Engineering

Presentation from the Institute for European Studies in Brussels held a Policy Forum on 28 June 2013.

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19.07.2013

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The Daily Beast: The Big Idea: Can We Outsmart Climate Change?

"Politicians reluctant to cut emissions are tempted by an easy fix, but Clive Hamilton, author of the new book Earthmaster, says what we actually need is not less politics in the geoengineering debate—but more."

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19.07.2013

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Slate: Reach for the Sun

"Photosynthesis, in the form of biochar, may be one of our best defenses against climate change."

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19.07.2013

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Scientific American: Has the Time Come to Consider Geoengineering?

"Methods to adjust the planetary thermostat might prove necessary, sparking interest from researchers to government agencies"

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19.07.2013

# New Publications

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Edney, Kingsley; Symons, Jonathan (2013): China and the blunt temptations of geo-engineering: the role of solar radiation management in China's strategic response to climate change

Edney, Kingsley; Symons, Jonathan (2013): China and the blunt temptations of geo-engineering: the role of solar radiation management in China's strategic response to climate change. In The Pacific Review 26 (4), pp. 1–26. DOI 10.1080/09512748.2013.807865.

"This paper assesses the approach that China is likely to adopt towards governance of SRM and the implications this holds for broader international climate negotiations."

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18.07.2013

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Sierra Express Media: Global Warming: Geoengineering Trucks and Climate Change Adaptation

"[...] a truck, about the size of the regular gas truck, having a system of electric steam boiler rather than the tank, to steam away floods, or erosion."

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17.07.2013

# Projects

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IMPLICC Project: Synthesis report released

The project Implications and risks of engineering solar radiation to limit climate change (IMPLICC) released "Synthesis report for policy makers and the interested public".

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17.07.2013

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Huffington Post: CIA Backs $630,000 Study Into How To Control The Weather

"What the CIA is actually doing is funding part of a $630,000, 21-month study into the science of modifying the climate, known as geo-engineering."

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15.07.2013

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the guardian: Technology as our planet's last best hope

Critical article on ecological modernism with CE as an exaple for modern technology. "The concept of ecological modernism, which sees technology as key to solving big environmental problems, is getting a lot of buzz these days"

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