November 2014

30.11.2014

# Political Papers

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Craik, Neil; Moore, Nigel (2014): Disclosure-based Governance for Climate Engineering Research

Craik, Neil; Moore, Nigel (2014): Disclosure-based Governance for Climate Engineering Research (CIGI Papers, 50).

"The objective of this paper is to focus attention on two distinct roles that disclosure-based governance is anticipated to play: minimization of the potential for environmental and social concerns associated with CE research; and to generate and maintain legitimacy in the research process itself."

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28.11.2014

# New Publications

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Cairns, Rose (2014): Climates of suspicion: ‘chemtrail’ conspiracy narratives and the international politics of geoengineering

Cairns, Rose (2014): Climates of suspicion: ‘chemtrail’ conspiracy narratives and the international politics of geoengineering. In The Geographical Journal, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1111/geoj.12116.

"This paper builds on work highlighting the instability of the distinction between ‘paranoid’ and ‘normal’ views, and examines the chemtrail conspiracy narrative as a discourse rather than a pathology (either psychological or sociological)."

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Weser Kurier: Caring about poor countries

German newspaper article on iron fertilization.

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Herald Scotland: INSIDE TRACK: Climate change affects us all and we must all act

"But these technologies, some of them currently unproven, do not amount to a miraculous solution and now the scientists are telling it like it is. Studies of geo-engineering - trying to manipulate the climate artificially - have found that the knock-on effects are very complicated."

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Sustainable Business: Carbon Farming Gaining Traction In US

"If you read our news, you know we keep writing about reversing climate change by re-building soil either through applying compost, moving to organic agriculture or bringing back herds of grazing animals. Could it be catching on? We've heard about three programs - one starting in the US, one in Kenya and another in Australia."

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Alfred de Zayas' Human Rights Corner Blog: International Law Weekend: Panel on Geo-Engineering

Report of the ILA Panel on Geo-engineering – New York, 24 October 2014.

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Nextbigfuture Blog: Scaling and testing geoengineering

Blog article on scale of CE and testing methods.

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28.11.2014

# Media

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BBC News: How could we intervene to change the climate?

"Imagine the trouble that would ensue if China resorted to desperate measures to cool its climate but the result was that the Indian Monsoon suddenly failed."

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27.11.2014

# Projects

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Project finding: Integrated Assessment of Geoengineering Proposals (IAGP)

Findings from IAGP project online available. "Integrating physical, engineering and social sciences to construct a framework for assessing effectiveness and side effects of geoengineering proposals."

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27.11.2014

# Calls & events

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CfP: Climate engineering: new insights from (Solar) Radiation Management studies - EGU Assembly

Deadline: 07.01.2015

Call for abstracts for the EGU Assembly. "This session will present new findings from studies involving Stratospheric Aerosol Injections, Marine Sky Brightening and Cirrus Cloud Thinning. Contributions from the Geoengineering Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) and other climate model and impact studies are welcome."

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