August 2015

03.08.2015

# New Publications

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Mathesius, Sabine; et al. (2015): Long-term response of oceans to CO2 removal from the atmosphere

Mathesius, Sabine; Hofmann, Matthias; Caldeira, Ken; Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim (2015): Long-term response of oceans to CO2 removal from the atmosphere. In Nature Climate change. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2729.

"To assess the extent to which CDR might eliminate the long-term consequences of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the marine environment, we simulate the effect of two massive CDR interventions with CO2 extraction rates of 5 GtC yr−1 and 25 GtC yr−1, respectively, while CO2 emissions follow the extended RCP8.5 pathway."

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03.08.2015

# Media

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Clean Energy Project: Climate change: CO2 mitigation vs. Geo-Engineering (German)

German article and online TV on CE in general.

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03.08.2015

# Political Papers

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Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) (2015): Geoengineering and its governance. If geoengineering technologies could help to address climate change how should they be governed?

Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) (2015): Geoengineering and its governance. If geoengineering technologies could help to address climate change how should they be governed? With assistance of Peter Healey, Steve Rayner (Policy and Practice Notes, 18).

"The Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Partnership of 22 public sector organisations concerned with environmental research have published a Policy & Practice Note drawing on CGG research."

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03.08.2015

# Media

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Vox: It's time to look seriously at sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere

"[...] we need to do two big things. First, we'll need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by the end of the century. Second, since we've been so tardy in making those cuts, we'll also need to figure out how to pull some carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere."

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03.08.2015

# New Publications

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Morton, Oliver (2015): The Planet Remade. How Geoengineering Could Change the World

Morton, Oliver (2015): The Planet Remade. How Geoengineering Could Change the World. Princeton: Princeton University Press.

"The Planet Remade explores the science, history and politics behind these strategies. It looks at who might want to see geo-engineering techniques used, and why - and why others would be dead set against any such attempts."

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02.08.2015

# Projects

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Kickstarter: Geoengineering 101 (board game)

A board game on kickstarter. "Can you stop climate change? Beware: in this pre-apocalyptic board game, your actions set things in motion beyond your control!"

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02.08.2015

# Media

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The Center For Carbon Removal: Open letter to Tim Flannery in response to "A 'Third Way' to Fight Climate Change"

Response to Tim Flannery. "I commend Mr. Flannery for writing about such an important topic, but I think his article could have benefited from framing carbon removal solutions as a missing piece of the climate change mitigation portfolio, rather than as a “third way” for fighting climate change."

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02.08.2015

# New Publications

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Haqq-Misra, Jacob (2015): Should we geoengineer larger ice caps? (forthcoming)

Haqq-Misra, Jacob (2015): Should we geoengineer larger ice caps? (forthcoming). In Futures. DOI 10.1016/j.futures.2015.07.002.

"Intentionally extending Earth's glacial coverage will require uninterrupted commitment to this program for millenia but would ultimately reach a cooler equilibrium state where geoengineering is no longer needed. Whether or not this program is ever attempted, this concept illustrates the need to identify preference among potential climate states to ensure the long-term success of civilization."

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02.08.2015

# Media

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CIGI: CIGI expands climate change team with new Senior Fellow, geoengineering and human rights expert Wil Burns

"The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Wil Burns as Senior Fellow with its International Law Research Program (ILRP), effective immediately."

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