May 2017

29.05.2017

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Newsletter of Week 22 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 22 in 2017 is now available here.


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29.05.2017

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Clean Technica: Solar Geoengineering Is Science’s Risky Plan B For Stopping Climate Change

"Faced with rising temperatures and a dearth of American leadership, scientists are investigating geoengineering — deliberate, large-scale interventions to cool the Earth’s climate. Geoengineering can take many forms. Solar geoengineering is the most risky and controversial."

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26.05.2017

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Nexus Media: A Dangerous Plan to Stop Climate Change

"Trump is gutting climate protections. Scientists have a very risky Plan B."

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26.05.2017

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Ying, Chen; Yuan, Xin (2017): Implications of geoengineering under the 1.5 °c target. Analysis and policy suggestions

Ying, Chen; Yuan, Xin (2017): Implications of geoengineering under the 1.5 °c target. Analysis and policy suggestions. In: Advances in Climate Change Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.accre.2017.05.003

"In this context, geoengineering is gaining interest in the international arena. The Paris Agreement includes afforestation, carbon capture, utilization and storage, and negative emission technologies such as bio-energy with carbon capture and store. All of these techniques are CO2 removal technologies that belong to geoengineering. Solar radiation management, which is highly controversial, has also attracted increased attention in recent years."

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26.05.2017

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Nature: Iron-dumping ocean experiment sparks controversy

"Canadian foundation says its field research could boost fisheries in Chile, but researchers doubt its motives."

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26.05.2017

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Carbon A List: What is Direct Air Capture? (part 1)

"Next week, a Swiss company called Climeworks is holding an opening ceremony for their first of a kind plant that will pull 900 tons of carbon dioxide from the air per year and feed it to a neighboring greenhouse. While there are a handful of commercial and academic efforts building systems to extract carbon dioxide from air, Climeworks is the first company to deliver their product to a paying customer. They are also one of the finalists for the Virgin Earth Challenge; a $25 million award going to any solution or approach that can permanently remove one billion tons of carbon dioxide from circulation in a year."

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23.05.2017

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Newsletter of Week 21 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 21 in 2017 is now available here.


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23.05.2017

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Call for Application: Climate Engineering Conference 2017: Critical Global Discussions

Deadline: 30. June 2017

"The conference will convene discussions of the vast and diverse array of questions that climate engineering raises for disciplinary research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary engagement. The conference organizers would like to invite abstract submissions from those interested in presenting their work at the conference."

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23.05.2017

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Call for Application: Radiation Management Climate Engineering (Gordon Research Conference)

Deadline: 25. June 2017

"Climate engineering, also called geoengineering, is the idea of deliberately intervening in Earth's global radiation budget with the goal of reducing some of the risks of accumulating greenhouse gases. The two most frequently discussed possibilities are injecting aerosols into the stratosphere or adding aerosols to low marine clouds, both of which would reflect more sunlight to space; other possibilities include artificially thinning cirrus cloud cover to increasing outgoing longwave radiation. This conference will focus on the scientific questions associated with this set of technologies with the goal of fostering a better understanding of their efficacy and risks. "

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23.05.2017

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the guardian: My month with chemtrails conspiracy theorists

"Tammi Riedl and her partner believe ‘chemtrails’ are damaging our health. They prove conspiracies have gone mainstream – and aren’t just for the right wing"

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