August 2015

18.08.2015

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MIT Tech Review: Don’t Count on Geoengineering the Oceans

"The effects of our greenhouse-gas emissions on the oceans are likely to last for centuries, even if we manage to remove huge amounts of carbon dioxide from the air."

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18.08.2015

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San Diego Union-Tribune: An ‘all of the above’ climate policy

"This reality prompted a February report from the highly respected National Academy of Sciences that endorsed research into what’s loosely known as geoengineering. [...] Given that global warming is an existential threat, this is a responsible and necessary position."

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07.08.2015

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Farming Futures: Geoengineering and its governance

"Computer modellers have investigated the proposals' potential effects and some laboratory work has been done, but there is, as yet, nothing approaching a socio-technical system capable of delivering any controlled geoengineering effect. Additionally these ideas remain highly controversial."

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07.08.2015

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NewScientist: UK to build world’s first power plant with negative emissions

"The giant coal power station at Drax in Yorkshire, with its 12 cooling towers, is one of the world’s largest greenhouse gas emitters. It sends some 23 million tonnes of carbon dioxide up its stacks each year, while supplying up to a tenth of the UK’s power."

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07.08.2015

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Smithsonian: A Hotter Climate May Boost Conflict, From Shootings to Wars

On climate wars and CE. "In this episode of Generation Anthropocene, scientists explore the link between rising temperatures and aggression"

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05.08.2015

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CU News Center: CU-Boulder researchers use wastewater treatment to capture CO2 emissions and produce energy

Press release to Lu, Lu; et al. (2015). "Cleaning up municipal and industrial wastewater can be dirty business, but engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an innovative wastewater treatment process that not only mitigates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, but actively captures greenhouse gases as well."

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05.08.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 32

The news review of calendar week 32 in 2015 is now available here.


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05.08.2015

# New Publications

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Parkes, B.; et al. (2015): Crop failure rates in a geoengineered climate: impact of climate change and marine cloud brightening

Parkes, B.; Challinor, A.; Nicklin, K. (2015): Crop failure rates in a geoengineered climate: impact of climate change and marine cloud brightening. In Environ. Res. Lett. 10 (8), p. 084003–84003. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084003.

"We investigate the impact of a future climate and a potential geoengineering scheme on the number of crop failures in two regions, Northeastern China and West Africa. Climate change associated with a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide increases the number of crop failures in Northeastern China while reducing the number of crop failures in West Africa"

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05.08.2015

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Common Dreams: Geoengineering Schemes Sound Too Good to be True? That's Because They Are

"Study finds that 'technofixes' won't be enough to save the planet's oceans in a world where CO2 emissions continued to climb."

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03.08.2015

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the guardian: Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn

Media response to Mathesius, Sabine; et al. (2015). "Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans."

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