15.07.2014

# Calls & events

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*** No updates until 27.7. ***

Due to vacation there will be no updates from the 15.7. until 27.7.


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15.07.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 29

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


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15.07.2014

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Stockholm Resilience Centre: Planet tinkering reconsidered

Response to Barrett, Scott; et al. (2014). "Using sulphate aerosols to tackle dangerous climate change unlikely to be a game-changer"

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15.07.2014

# New Publications

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Wendel, JoAnna (2014): Seeding cirrus clouds could drive global net cooling

Wendel, JoAnna (2014): Seeding cirrus clouds could drive global net cooling. In Eos Trans. AGU 95 (27), p. 252. DOI: 10.1002/2014EO270015.

"Cirrus clouds—thin, wispy streamers that form in the upper troposphere when ice crystals nucleate around small dust or metallic particles—have a net warming effect on climate."

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15.07.2014

# New Publications

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Leedal, David; et al. (2014): Climate Decision-Making as a Recursive Process

Beer, Michael; Au, Siu-Kui; Hall, Jim W. (Eds.) (2014): Second International Conference on Vulnerability and Risk Analysis and Management (ICVRAM) and the Sixth International Symposium on Uncertainty, Modeling, and Analysis (ISUMA). Liverpool, UK, July 13-16, 2014. DOI 10.1061/9780784413609.286

"In this paper, we will illustrate the recursive nature of climate decision-making using a geoengineering case study."

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14.07.2014

# New Publications

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Horton, Zach (2014): Collapsing Scale: Nanotechnology and Geoengineering as Speculative Media

Horton, Zach (2014): Collapsing Scale: Nanotechnology and Geoengineering as Speculative Media. In Kornelia Konrad, Christopher Coenen, A. B. Dijkstra, Colin Milburn, Harro van Lente (Eds.): Shaping emerging technologies. Governance, innovation, discourse: IOP Press (Studies of new and emerging technologies / S.NET, 004), pp. 203–218.

"This chapter analyzes the popular Hollywood film Fantastic Voyage, images produced by atomic force microscopy, the early modern utopian imaginings of Francis Bacon, the neoliberal rationality of Bjørn Lomborg’s geoengineering advocacy, and a prominent geoengineering proposal to blanket the atmosphere with levitating nanoscale discs."

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12.07.2014

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IEET: Geoengineering as a Human Right

"Geoengineering has come under attack recently by conspiracy theorists, scientists, to “greens.” [...] about the need for people to understand that geoengineering is a must, not only a must, but also a “human right.”"

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10.07.2014

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Glueping: Abrupt stop to geoengineering method

Response to McCusker, Kelly E.; et al. (2014). "The average range of climate change mitigation scenarios are discussed in Washington University researcher have found evidence of injection of sulphate particles into atmosphere for getting some reflection of Sunlight and with some effects of global warming can serve threat “if not maintained properly” supported by strict reduction in “Green House Gas -GHG” emission."

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10.07.2014

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Chimpreports: Can Geoengineering save Uganda Farmers from Climate Change?

"A part from the focus on scaling up enhanced land based carbon sequestration through adoption of conservation tillage, promotion of drought resistant varieties (for example, the success of sokedo sorghum), tackling biomass degradation through promotion of charcoal briquettes manufacturing and undertaking interventions to enhance data access and Knowledge dissemination on climate change adaptation to farmers, Uganda and Africa should look at possibility of geoengineering to save farmers and economies of this continent from  fangs of climate change."

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10.07.2014

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WGC Blog: Geoengineering will not go away because we are not talking about it

"I do not think that geo-engineering is the answer to climate change, but I do not think that ignoring its presence is helping us to fight climate change.  By ignoring that this very real conversation is happening makes us a different kind of climate change denier."

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