22.05.2015

# New Publications

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Wagner, Gernot (2014): Climate shock. The case for preparing to hack the planet

Wagner, Gernot; Weitzman, Martin L. (2014): Climate shock. The case for preparing to hack the planet. Princeton: Princeton Univ Press.

"A rogue nation might shoot particles into the Earth's atmosphere, geoengineering cooler temperatures. Zeroing in on the unknown extreme risks that may yet dwarf all else, the authors look at how economic forces that make sensible climate policies difficult to enact, make radical would-be fixes like geoengineering all the more probable."

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22.05.2015

# New Publications

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Hubert, Anna-Maria; Reichwein, David (2015): An Exploration of a Code of Conduct for Responsible Scientific Research involving Geoengineering

"A new study by IASS legal researchers Anna-Maria Hubert and David Reichwein provides a comprehensive examination of a possible international code of conduct for climate engineering research."

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21.05.2015

# Media

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National Observer: Three extremely absurd ideas for solving climate change

"Meet David Keith. He’s a professor of physics and public policy at Harvard University. He's a Canadian who won Canada’s national physics prize exam and who Time Magazine named one of their Heroes of the Environment in 2009. Keith sounds like — must be — a rational guy with credentials like that, right?"

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20.05.2015

# Media

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Everything and the Carbon Sink Blog: Throwing the Carbon Capture Baby out with the Coal Bath Water

Mostly on CCS. "The environmental advocacy group Greenpeace recently released a report lambasting carbon capture and storage (or “CCS”) as “a false climate solution” that “[i]n no uncertain terms…hurts the climate.” The Greenpeace analysis, however, made a number of assumptions that fit the conventional wisdom surrounding CCS, but when analyzed with greater scrutiny turn out to be deceptively misleading."

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20.05.2015

# Media

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Sustain Green: Scientists Consider Geoengineering Options to Fight Global Warming

"Drastic changes call for drastic measures of control, and engineers are beginning to consider some geoengineering techniques to fight climate change."

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19.05.2015

# Media

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New York Times: Chemo for the Planet

"Still, if disaster is truly approaching, wouldn’t you rather be safe than sorry?"

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19.05.2015

# Media

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The Conversation: Rather than divest, advocate for carbon balancing

On CCS and CDR. "Is it possible to support urgent action on climate change without opposing fossil fuel use? Indeed it is and there are sound arguments for why those concerned about the planet need not support fossil fuel divestment."

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18.05.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 21

The news review of calendar week 21 in 2015 is now available here.


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18.05.2015

# Projects

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Ministry of Earth Sciences of India: Project on Geoengineering - CO2 Sequestration

"Objectives: To understand the mechanism of ocean CO2 sequestration techniques in the ocean by capacity building;  study and establish the feasible CO2 capture technology from industrial sources, arriving feasible field executable transportation technology; and  development of ocean instrumentation for EIA observation and monitoring. -  Participating Institutions: National Institute of Ocean Technology, Chennai"

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18.05.2015

# Media

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HubPages: Geo-engineering Solutions for Climate Change - Myth, Plausible or Catastrophic

"Geo-engineering solutions to climate change have been bandied about for both Earth, and for Mars - to make the red planet suitable for humans, when we stuff up the one we are currently living on. While many of these proposals have been regarded as science fiction there have been a series of proposals put forward by various respectable scientific organisations."

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