December 2014

31.12.2014

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Teaching Climate/Energy Law & Policy: Podcast on Climate Geoengineering

"The International Environmental Law Committee of the American Branch of the International Law Association, which I co-chair with Myanna Dellinger, has just launched a new podcasting series, Global Energy and Environmental Law."

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31.12.2014

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Ferraro, A. J.; et al. (2014): Stratospheric dynamics and midlatitude jets under geoengineering with space mirrors, and sulfate and titania aerosols

Ferraro, A. J.; Charlton-Perez, A. J.; Highwood, E. J. (2014): Stratospheric dynamics and midlatitude jets under geoengineering with space mirrors, and sulfate and titania aerosols. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2014JD022734.

"The impact on the dynamics of the stratosphere of three approaches to geoengineering by Solar Radiation Management is investigated using idealized simulations of a global climate model."

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31.12.2014

# Calls & events

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Call for Application: Early Career Summer Workshop

Deadline: 15.02.2015

Call for application for the Early Career Summer Workshop. "Please submit a CV, a statement of interest in this workshop (300 word maximum), and a budget for needed total or partial travel support together as one pdf file."

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29.12.2014

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News Review of Week 01

The news review of calendar week 01 in 2015 is now available here.


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29.12.2014

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Star Tribune: Review: 'Adventures in the Anthropocene,' by Gaia Vince

"A science writer examines the damage humans have done to the Earth’s climate and the ways people are working to improve it."

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29.12.2014

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Motherboard: How Whales Geoengineer the Oceans for Us

"Whales may seem an unlikely tool for manipulating the planet's climate, but it turns out they can play a major role in doing exactly that. Or rather, their excrement can. It sounds outlandish, but new research suggests whale feces may be among our best hopes for coaxing Earth’s oceans to suck up more carbon."

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29.12.2014

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Earthwise: Geoengineering: Not A Quick Fix

"The notion is that if our efforts to combat climate change by reducing greenhouse gas emissions are too little or too late, we may have to try to change the climate deliberately."

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28.12.2014

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Slate: Terraforming Earth. Geoengineering doesn’t have to be science fiction.

"But to say that we were “terraforming Earth” was painfully ironic, suggesting as it did that we had damaged our home planet so badly we now needed to take drastic steps to restore it to itself. When geoengineering entered the lexicon, many bristled at the word’s hubristic implication that we had the knowledge and power to engineer anything so large and complex as our planet."

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28.12.2014

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Climate Denial Crock of the Week: GeoEngineering: Contemplating the Last Resort

"Scientists have been contemplating the Last Resort.  Above, Rutger’s Alan Robock on pros, and cons."

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28.12.2014

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The Energy Collective: Lima COP Negotiations Recap: Interesting Implications for the CDR Field

"The COP 20 meetings in Lima have officially come to a close, and reactions to the outcomes from the negotiations are mixed. [...] How the continued negotiations play out over the next year will have important implications for the carbon dioxide removal (“CDR”) field."

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