28.07.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 30 and Week 31

The news review of calendar week 29 and week 30 in 2014 is now available here.


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28.07.2014

# Media

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Practical Ethics Blog: Geoengineering: Lessons from Human Bioengineering

"There has been considerable debate and reflection on human bioengineering, human bioenhancement or genetic selection. Could the results of this reflection be of use in considering the ethics of geoengineering?"

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28.07.2014

# Media

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The Gaia Foundation: Clean Air, Soil and Water

Critical NGO article on CE.

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28.07.2014

# Political Papers

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Caviezel, Claudio; Revermann, Christoph (2014): Climate Engineering (TA report)

Caviezel, Claudio; Revermann, Christoph (2014): Climate Engineering. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag. Berlin (Arbeitsbericht, 159).

German parlamentary bureau for technology assessment (TAB) presents its report on CE.

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28.07.2014

# Projects

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Climate CoLab: Geoengineering (environmental and political risks)

"How can research into geoengineering be governed to limit its environmental and political risks?  [...] Assuming geoengineering research is going to be pursued, how can it be governed or regulated to limit its environmental and political risks, and to contribute to effective overall management of climate change and its impacts?"

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28.07.2014

# Media

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Living on Earth: Iron Fertilization

Podcast and article on iron fertilization. "Russ George is a California businessman with a big idea: you give him some money and he will seed the ocean with iron, causing phytoplankton to grow."

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28.07.2014

# New Publications

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Heyward, Clare (2014): Benefiting from Climate Geoengineering and Corresponding Remedial Duties: The Case of Unforeseeable Harms

Heyward, Clare (2014): Benefiting from Climate Geoengineering and Corresponding Remedial Duties: The Case of Unforeseeable Harms. In: J Appl Philos, S. n/a. DOI: 10.1111/japp.12075.

"This article proposes that, with some modification, the principle that agents should surrender benefits that have accrued to them from using geoengineering techniques, can be a good basis for such a scheme."

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28.07.2014

# Media

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WGC Blog: The Relevance of Ethics for Geoengineering Research

"The Relevance of Ethics for Geoengineering Research – Guest Post – Toby Svoboda, Fairfield University [...] But we should not ignore the ethical issues bound up with the justification and conduct of geoengineering research."

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28.07.2014

# New Publications

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Kalidindi, Sirisha; et al. (2014): Modeling of solar radiation management: a comparison of simulations using reduced solar constant and stratospheric sulphate aerosols

Kalidindi, Sirisha; Bala, Govindasamy; Modak, Angshuman; Caldeira, Ken (2014): Modeling of solar radiation management: a comparison of simulations using reduced solar constant and stratospheric sulphate aerosols. In: Clim Dyn. DOI: 10.1007/s00382-014-2240-3.

"In this study, a global climate model is used to evaluate the differences in the climate response to SRM by uniform solar constant reduction and stratospheric aerosols."

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28.07.2014

# Media

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The Engineer: Your questions answered: geoengineering

Discussion including Stephen Salter, Richard Darton, Andrew Charlton-Perez. "Our expert panel discusses the feasibility of using geoengineering techniques to counteract climate change"

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