August 2015

18.08.2015

# New Publications

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Wiertz, Thilo (2015): Technology and politics in the Anthropocene: visions of "solar radiation management"

Wiertz, Thilo (2015): Technology and politics in the Anthropocene: visions of "solar radiation management". In Shannon O'Lear, Simon Dalby (Eds.): Reframing climate change. Constructing ecological geopolitics. Basingstoke: Routledge, pp. 116–131.

Book chapter on SRM. "Research that does not readily follow that succession of explanation and that does not adopt the prevalent scientific framing as a natural starting point for engaging with geoengineering could helpt to broaden the discussion."

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18.08.2015

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Malm, Andreas (2015): Socialism of barbecue, war communism or geoengineering. Some thoughts on choices in a time of emergency

Malm, Andreas (2015): Socialism of barbecue, war communism or geoengineering. Some thoughts on choices in a time of emergency. In Kajsa Borgnäs, Teppo Eskelinen, Johanna Perkiö, Rikard Warlenius (Eds.): The politics of ecosocialism. Transforming welfare. Balsingstoke: Routledge (Routledge explorations in environmental studies), pp. 180–194.

Book chapter on CE. "There is that nagging feeling that a fleet of aeroplanes packed with sulphur is a far more likely scenario than a special Ministry for a Transition to a Low-Carbon Future."

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18.08.2015

# New Publications

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Flannery Tim (2015): Atmosphere of hope. Searching for solutions to the climate crisis.

Flannery Tim (2015): Atmosphere of hope. Searching for solutions to the climate crisis. Text Publishing.

"Ten years after his internationally bestselling The Weather Makers, acclaimed author and scientist Tim Flannery argues that Earth's climate system is approaching a crisis. Catastrophe is not inevitable, but time is fast running out. In the lead-up to the United Nations Climate Change Summit to be held in Paris in December 2015, Atmosphere of Hope provides both a snapshot of the trouble we are in and an up-to-the-minute analysis of some of the new possibilities for mitigating climate change that are emerging now."

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18.08.2015

# Media

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Sydney Morning Herald: Tim Flannery's message of hope: new third way technologies will help combat climate change

On Flannery Tim (2015). "In a new book the high-profile scientist "brings news of tools in the making" that could help avoid the climate catastrophe he has long warned about. The upbeat title – Atmosphere of Hope: Searching for solutions to the climate crisis – stems from Flannery's investigation of nascent technologies with the potential to draw large amounts of carbon out of the atmosphere."

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18.08.2015

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MacMartin, Douglas G.; et al. (2015): On solar geoengineering and climate uncertainty

MacMartin, Douglas G.; Kravitz, Ben; Rasch, Philip J. (2015): On solar geoengineering and climate uncertainty. In Geophys. Res. Lett., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2015GL065391.

"We explore the effects of geoengineering on one source of climate system uncertainty by evaluating the inter-model-spread across 12 climate models participating in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison project (GeoMIP). The model-spread in simulations of climate change and the model-spread in the response to solar geoengineering are not additive but rather partially cancel."

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18.08.2015

# Calls & events

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Call for Review:

Deadline for Review: 31. August 2015

Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (2015): Update on Climate Geoengineering in relation to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Potential Impacts and Regulatory Framework. Unedited Advanced Draft for Review not for Citation.

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18.08.2015

# New Publications

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Laakso, A.; et al. (2015): Radiative and climate impacts of a large volcanic eruption during stratospheric sulfur geoengineering

Laakso, A.; Kokkola, H.; Partanen, A.-I.; Niemeier, U.; Timmreck, C.; Lehtinen, K. E. J. et al. (2015): Radiative and climate impacts of a large volcanic eruption during stratospheric sulfur geoengineering. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 15 (15), pp. 21837–21881. DOI 10.5194/acpd-15-21837-2015.

"Here we employ a global aerosol-climate model and an earth system model to study the radiative and climate impacts of an erupting volcano during solar radiation management (SRM). According to our simulations, the radiative impacts of an eruption and SRM are not additive: in the simulated case of concurrent eruption and SRM, the peak increase in global forcing is about 40 % lower compared to a corresponding eruption into a clean background atmosphere."

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18.08.2015

# Media

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Forbes: Fossil Carbon Muddies The New Clean Fuels

"But that promise is squandered if sustainable fuels are made using fossil carbon, as some are currently, said Klaus Lackner, director of the Center for Negative Carbon Emissions and a professor of engineering at Arizona State University."

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18.08.2015

# Media

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[press review] Media responses to Mathesius, Sabine; et al. (2015)


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18.08.2015

# Calls & events

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Job: Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene

Deadline: 01 October 2015

"To study these important questions, VU University Amsterdam has installed a special programme for visiting researchers, the VU Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Ethics of the Anthropocene."

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