24.06.2016

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CfP: Negative Emissions: Staying Below 2°C - AGU Session

Deadline 3. August 2016

"Our intent is to provide a well-attended venue for oral and poster presentations covering all aspects of carbon dioxide removal including biotic, abiotic and hybrid approaches on land or in the ocean. Abstracts dealing with ethics, policy and governance are also welcome."

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24.06.2016

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MIT Tech Review: Go Inside an Industrial Plant That Sucks Carbon Dioxide Straight Out of the Air

"A pilot plant north of Vancouver is testing a process to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, hoping to prove it is economically viable."

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24.06.2016

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Keith, David W.; et al. (2016): Modeling the effects of climate engineering

Keith, David W.; Wagner, Gernot; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2016): Modeling the effects of climate engineering. In Science 352 (6293), pp. 1526–1527. DOI 10.1126/science.aag1630

"SRM is an important part of the future climate policy research agenda, as illustrated by the latest National Academy of
Sciences report. Economists need to embrace research on SRM technologies, recognize their capacity to disrupt
the climate policy agenda, focus on understanding the new impacts and risks introduced, and integrate this new  understanding into models and policy design."

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24.06.2016

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SPP: First SPP 1689 Retreat of the 2nd Phase

First SPP 1689 Retreat of the 2nd Phase was held near Kassel last week.

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23.06.2016

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Reynolds, Jesse (2016): Climate engineering and international law

Reynolds, Jesse (2016): Climate engineering and international law. In Daniel A. Faber, Marjan Peeters (Eds.): Climate Change Law. Cheltenham: Elgar (Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, 1), pp. 178–188.

"After introducing climate engineering, this chapter suggests why climate engineering is challenging for international environmental law and its scholars, briefly describes applicable international legal instruments and reviews the existing legal scholarship on the international environmental law of climate engineering, with particular attention to proposals for future international regulation. It closes with suggestions for future research."

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23.06.2016

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Human Meets Nature: An Atmosphere for Geoengineering

"Val Plumwood, the late Australian Eco-feminist philosopher, wrote that ’’the sado-dispassionate is the dominant mode of the Rational Heroes in science and capitalism. Given the Hero’s current treatment of the global environment, we have reason to suspect that the west’s sado-dispassionate cultural drama of reason and nature may unfold to a conclusion where the Hero of Reason chokes the life from his planetary partner in his final sadistic act of mastery.’’"

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23.06.2016

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the guardian: What Frankenstein means now

"But the story also found its way into public debates about test tube babies in the 1960s and 70s. The connection with my own Promethean obsession – geoengineering – begins with the volcanic eruption that cooled the earth and led to the terrible weather in 1816."

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23.06.2016

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Allgaier, Joachim (2016): Science on YouTube: What do people find when they are searching for Climate Science and Climate Manipulation?

Allgaier, Joachim (2016): Science on YouTube: What do people find when they are searching for Climate Science and Climate Manipulation? 14th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST). Istanbul, 4/26/2016.

"In the presentation results from an empirical pilot study on climate science and climate manipulation on YouTube will be presented. The results indicate that YouTube can be a very valuable tool for informing citizens about science for some key issues. However, users of YouTube are also confronted with conspiracy theories and erroneous and misleading information that strongly deviates from scientific consensus views."

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23.06.2016

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Visconti, Guido (2016): Geoengineering

Visconti, Guido (2016): Geoengineering. In Guido Visconti (Ed.): Fundamentals of physics and chemistry of the atmosphere: Springer, pp. 765–793.

Physical basis of CE, mostly SRM. "In the last few years, atmospheric physics had been invaded by a growing large number of researchers that got very excited about the possibility of changing artificially the environment to correct what the human beings (consciously or not) are doing to the climate."

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20.06.2016

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News Review of Week 26 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 26 in 2016 is now available here.


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