31.10.2014

# Projects

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Harvard Dissertation Project: Changing Climates: Deserts, Desiccation, and the Rise of Climate Engineering, 1870-1950

"This dissertation examines the impact of the nineteenth-century discussions about climate change and desiccation on large engineering projects in desert regions between 1870 and 1950."

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31.10.2014

# Media

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msnbc Video: Geoengineering: What could go wrong?

"Tony Dokoupil of NBC News discusses the policy debate of climate engineering with Director of Weather Modification Jeff Tilley and Professor of Science James R. Fleming who states “most anything can go wrong."

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28.10.2014

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The StarPhoenix: Soft geoengineering could mitigate change

"For those not confident in global targets to reduce C02 emissions, geoengineering - the deliberate large-scale intervention in the Earth's natural systems to counteract climate change - offers a last-ditch solution. [...] The American soil scientist Rattan Lal and others argue that restoring vegetation on degraded lands and increasing soil organic carbon (SOC) on existing farmland has the potential to sequester sufficient CO2 to substantially mitigate climate change if done on a large scale."

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28.10.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 44

The news review of calendar week 44 in 2014 is now available here.


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28.10.2014

# Media

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AMS Press Release: New study finds options for climate change policy are well characterized

Press release to Higgins, P.A.T. (2014): Climate Change Risk Management

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27.10.2014

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Alaska Dispatch News: Alaska scientist suggests storing carbon dioxide in polar ice to blunt warming

"In December, the University of Alaska Fairbanks geologist-volcanologist will tack a poster in a San Francisco meeting hall amid the crashing surf of a thousand conversations. To educated passersby at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union, he will explain his idea of capturing a greenhouse gas and raining it out over the coldest place on Earth."

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21.10.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 43

The news review of calendar week 43 in 2014 is now available here.


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20.10.2014

# Political Papers

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Higgins, P.A.T. (2014): Climate Change Risk Management

Higgins, P.A.T. (2014): Climate Change Risk Management. American Meteorological Society (AMS). Washington, D.C. (AMS Policy Program Study.

"Climate change risk management approaches generally fall into four broad categories: 1) mitigation—efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; 2) adaptation—increasing society’s capacity to cope with changes in climate; 3) geoengineering or climate engineering—additional, deliberate manipulation of the earth system that is intended to counteract at least some of the impacts of greenhouse gas emissions; and 4) knowledge-base expansion—efforts to learn and understand more about the climate system, which can help support proactive risk management."

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20.10.2014

# Media

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Triple Pundit: Can Geoengineering Really Fix Climate Change?

"One concept that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has proposed is called geoengineering: a fascinating collection of brainstorms that would mostly be relegated to the extreme of impressively ambitious goals."

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20.10.2014

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Focus online: Will this save us from climate change?

German magazine article on CE.

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