September 2017

29.09.2017

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Quartz: Tropical forests used to absorb carbon. Now they emit as much as all US transit

"Some countries are now investing heavily in the future of geoengineering—large-scale technological solutions to suck carbon out of the atmosphere. Baccini thinks we ought to be planting trees. “We are not there yet” with even the most promising geoengineering approaches. “For the next 50 years, it would be more effective to just do it using a more natural system,” he says. “The most effective way to do it fast, and in a cheap way, is doing it with a forest.”"

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28.09.2017

# New Publications

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Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2017): Geoengineering at the ‘Edge of the World’. Exploring Perceptions of Ocean Fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2017): Geoengineering at the ‘Edge of the World’. Exploring Perceptions of Ocean Fertilization through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation (Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy Working Paper, 316).

"This paper describes an opportunistic case study of the 2012 Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation’s ocean fertilization project. Anchored in notions of place and identity, the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation marks a novel entry point into social research on geoengineering, which enables a more situated engagement with ocean fertilization, in keeping with geographical traditions."

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28.09.2017

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Carbon Engineering: One step closer to “air to fuels”… Arrival of Fuel Synthesis Platform

"Today marked an important milestone on our journey towards commercializing renewable transportation fuels made from air, water, and clean electricity. On a humid West Coast fall morning, two tractor-trailers arrived at our site here in Squamish, B.C. and CE and Greyrock teams unloaded a Greyrock M5 fuel synthesis platform. Once integrated with our direct air capture pilot plant, and a water electrolyzer supplied by Hydrogenics, this equipment will give us the ability to produce gasoline and diesel fuel, using only air, water, and renewable electricity as inputs."

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28.09.2017

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Futurism: Geoengineering May Be Our Only Hope for Surviving Climate Change

"According to astrobiologist and planetary scientist David Grinspoon, humanity may need to turn to geoengineering to save our species from the effects of climate change. However, such efforts should be viewed as a last resort. "

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27.09.2017

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CNET: A 'geoengineering cocktail' is the latest last-ditch proposal to reverse climate change

"Humans have been accidentally geoengineering for centuries. At what point should we do it on purpose?"

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26.09.2017

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DC Turner: Geoengineering Illustrations (Art)

"Postcards from a trip across an alternate 1950s America, where geo-engineering principles have been widely adopted."

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25.09.2017

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 39 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 39 in 2017 is now available here.


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25.09.2017

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Baines Report: Spraying the Skies: an Untested Stopgap for Climate Change

"Given the persistent problems posed by climate change and the dynamics of our current political landscape, SRM is no longer the technophile’s pipe dream. But it is also an unknown quantity. Regardless, the next time geoengineering researchers congregate to talk shop, the idea that we could be spraying the upper layers of our atmosphere to deflect sunlight to counteract climate change will be less of a theoretical possibility and more of a real option."

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25.09.2017

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Kölsche Rundschau: Technology against climate change (German)

German newspaper article on CE.

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25.09.2017

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Salzburger Nachrichten: Humans' controle (German)

Austrian newspaper article on CE.

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