25.05.2016

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Treehugger: Study evaluates geo-engineering to reduce global warming by increasing aerosol levels

"Now a study by Anton Laakso of the Finnish Meteorological Institute proves that even if a proposal so wrought with potential unintended consequences could get approved, it can't fix our global warming problem. The more aerosols added to the atmosphere, the less effective the cooling."

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25.05.2016

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Mercury: University of Tasmania professors given fellowships from Australian Research Council to tackle climate change

"TWO University of Tasmania professors have today been honoured with Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council. [...] Professor Boyd will evaluate the feasibility of boosting carbon dioxide removal by Southern Ocean microbes to offset climate change, to provide a framework for future research and inform international policy on the use of geoengineering — large-scale intervention in the Earth’s natural systems — to mitigate against climate change."

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24.05.2016

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Reporting Climate Science: Atmospheric Aerosols Can Cool Climate

Media response to Laakso, A.; et al. (2016). "Climate engineering using atmospheric aerosols could lead to significant cooling to help offset climate change, according to a new study – but it would still mean greenhouse gas emissions would need to be curbed. "

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24.05.2016

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New York Times: Exxon Mobil Backs FuelCell Effort to Advance Carbon Capture Technology

"For years, FuelCell Energy has been considered a company to watch. Its technology promised to help economically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from power plants, which could help combat climate change. The Danbury, Conn., company might be able to make a difference, experts said, if only it had a partner with really deep pockets."

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24.05.2016

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Geoengineering Monitor: In the aftermath of the Paris Agreement, nature and humanity lose

"Finally the Paris Agreement does not speak explicitly about geoengineering or BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage)—but that does not mean these topics are not being discussed by governments. Since emissions cuts in the INDCs fall short of the ‘below 2ºC’ target, corporations have jumped on the opportunity to propose dangerous, untested and risky technologies which they argue would help reach it."

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23.05.2016

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Science Daily: Atmospheric aerosols can significantly cool down climate

"It is possible to significantly slow down and even temporarily stop the progression of global warming by increasing the atmospheric aerosol concentration, shows a new study from the University of Eastern Finland."

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23.05.2016

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the reluctant geoengineer Blog: Self defence

Response to Patrick Taylor Smith's article on CE as self defence.  "I read it, disagreed with some of it, and thought it would be an interesting exercise to unpick it."

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23.05.2016

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Tech Times: Iron Fertilization In The Pacific Will Not Solve Climate Change

"Iron fertilization in the Pacific is not an effective solution to climate change, a new research has revealed."

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19.05.2016

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Canmua: 'Natural geoengineering’ could slow global warming

"Hence the appeal of what might be called “natural geoengineering.” Natural ecological processes already offer many reliable and safe ways to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Currently, natural processes — such as photosynthesis by tropical trees and marine phytoplankton, and CO2 absorption by ocean waters — remove and store more than half of the carbon emissions generated by human activities. With thoughtful environmental stewardship there is the promise of doing more, and doing it in more environmentally friendly ways."

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19.05.2016

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Salt: Hacking the Climate: can geoengineering solve climate change?

"A large failing behind some of these research ideas is an understanding of ecology and interdependence. Life on this planet does not depend upon one factor, and we cannot simply treat our species as a separate system from this delicate and intricate web of interaction. Life has evolved over 3.5 billions of years with a vast multitude of its own experiments and optimisations that we ourselves are part."

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