30.09.2016

# New Publications

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The maximum climate ambition needs a firm research backing (2016)

The maximum climate ambition needs a firm research backing (2016). In Nature 537 (7622), pp. 585–586. DOI 10.1038/537585b.

"More generally, we need information about the progression of impacts on everything from coastlines and forests to human health, food and water supplies."

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30.09.2016

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Carbon Brief: Guest post: What technologies are available for meeting the 1.5C goal?

"A guest article by Sam Hampton, a doctoral researcher at the Environmental Change Institute. Hampton was one of the rapporteurs at the 1.5 Degrees conference which took place in Oxford last week. Carbon Brief also reported from the conference."

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30.09.2016

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Hansen, James E.; et al. (2016): Young People's Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions

Hansen, James E.; Sato, Makiko; Kharecha, Pushker A.; et al. (2016): Young People's Burden: Requirement of Negative CO2 Emissions. In Cornell University Library.

"In contrast, continued high fossil fuel emissions by the current generation would place a burden on young people to undertake massive technological CO2 extraction, if they are to limit climate change. Proposed methods of extraction such as bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) or air capture of CO2 imply minimal estimated costs of 104-570 trillion dollars this century, with large risks and uncertain feasibility. Continued high fossil fuel emissions unarguably sentences young people to either a massive, possibly implausible cleanup or growing deleterious climate impacts or both."

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29.09.2016

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Weili, Weng (2016): Geoengineering Research Overview

Weili, Weng (2016): Geoengineering Research Overview. In Chn. J. Urb. Environ.Stud, p. 1650015–1650015. DOI 10.1142/S2345748116500159.

"Since 2009, studies on geoengineering have been increasing in the international community with a rapid development momentum. Various research projects and research findings continue to emerge, which deserves special attention. By reviewing the latest literatures, conference speeches and other related source of information, this paper analyzes major contentious issues, summarizes the latest research trends and gives further insight into China’s geoengineering research."

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27.09.2016

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 40 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 40 in 2016 is now available here.


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27.09.2016

# Media

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Counter Punch: Loss of Planet Reflectivity an Impending Catastrophe

"Still, many engineers and scientists have reservations about whether a “big fix,” like geo-engineering and carbon removal, will really work. And as of today, there is no practicable, workable, affordable “big fix” ready to go, only lots of chatter and plenty of theory."

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27.09.2016

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Strange Horizons Blog: Terraforming and Geoengineering in Science Fiction

"What makes these narratives important is that they contextualise the implications of terraforming and geoengineering by situating these endeavours in the context of environmental, evolutionary, and cultural history, and they afford reflection and discussion about a host of issues relating to climate change."

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27.09.2016

# Calls & events

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Job: Post-Doctoral Economics Fellow at the Keith Group

Deadline: 15. December 2016

"The Keith Group (keith.seas.harvard.edu) is seeking to hire a post-doctoral economics fellow as part of its rapidly growing team of researchers focused on solar geoengineering, funded by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University as part of a two-year Weatherhead Initiave on Climate Engineering (wcfia.harvard.edu/weatherhead_initiative/climate-engineering)."

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27.09.2016

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Gool, V. J. van (2016): Engineered Dependency: The Threat of Forced Choice through Plutocratic Influence in Geoengineereing and Climate Change

Gool, V. J. van (2016): Engineered Dependency: The Threat of Forced Choice through Plutocratic Influence in Geoengineereing and Climate Change (master thesis)

"In the absence of clearly defined structures of regulation, the current, largely void, governance of geoengineering could well compound the dependency of individuals unable to exert influence over geoengineering. Alongside other players, wealthy individuals who finance the research and development of various geoengineering technologies, procure an ability to influence the commissioning of these, as well as the discussion surrounding climate change."

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27.09.2016

# Projects

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Weatherhead Center for International Affairs awarded new CE initiative

"The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs recently awarded $250,000 to fund a new Weatherhead Initiative on Climate Engineering. The Center funds the initiative through its Weatherhead Initiative Research Cluster in International Affairs grant, which supports large-scale and groundbreaking research in the realm of international affairs."

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