16.09.2014

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the guardian: Naomi Klein: ‘We tried it your way and we don’t have another decade to waste’

New book of Naomi Klein with one chapter on CE. "The climate-change movement is making little headway against corporate vested interests, says the author of Shock Doctrine. But how does she think her new book, This Changes Everything, will help galvanise people?"

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16.09.2014

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News Review of Week 38

The news review of calendar week 38 in 2014 is now available here.


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15.09.2014

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Anand, S.; Mayya, Y. S. (2014): Comment on "Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications"

Anand, S.; Mayya, Y. S. (2014): Comment on "Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications". In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 14 (16), pp. 23797–23805. DOI: 10.5194/acpd-14-23797-2014.

Comment on Stuart et al. (2013). "We examine the parametrized model of Stuart et al. (2013) vis-a-vis a diffusion based model proposed by us earlier (Anand and Mayya, 2011) to estimate the fraction of aerosol particles surviving coagulation in a dispersing plume."

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15.09.2014

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Stuart, G. S.; et al. (2013): Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications

Stuart, G. S.; Stevens, R. G.; Partanen, A.-I.; Jenkins, A. K. L.; Korhonen, H.; Forster, P. M. et al. (2013): Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13 (20), pp. 10385–10396. DOI: 10.5194/acp-13-10385-2013.

On marine cloud brightening. "We explore the evolution of these sea-salt plumes using a multi-shelled Gaussian plume model with size-resolved aerosol coagulation. We determine how the final number of particles depends on meteorological conditions, including wind speed and boundary-layer stability, as well as the emission rate and size distribution of aerosol emitted."

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13.09.2014

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Yale Cultural Cognition Project: Weekend update: geoengineering and the expanding confabulation frontier of the "climate communication" debate

"Despite its astonishingly long run in grounding just-so story telling about public risk perceptions and science communication (e.g., the Rasputin "bounded rationality" account of public apathy), the "climate debate" at some point has to get the benefit of an infusion of new material or else the players will ultimately die out from terminal boredom. That's the real potential, of course, of geoengineering."

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13.09.2014

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Nautilus: An Astrobiologist Asks a Sci-fi Novelist How to Survive the Anthropocene

On the antropocene and not directly on CE. "Humans will have a chance to prove their adaptability as the Earth undergoes unprecedented challenges in the Anthropocene, an era named after our impact on the biosphere. To learn what it takes to survive far into the future, astrobiologist David Grinspoon interviewed Kim Stanley Robinson, a writer regarded as one of the most important science fiction and political novelists alive today."

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13.09.2014

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VDI nachrichten: Climate Engineering - a Controversial Plan B

German engineerings club (VDI) newspaper on CE in general.

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10.09.2014

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Job: Climate Change Adaptation and Geoengineering science advisor (UK Gov)

Dealine 03.10.2014

"This is an opportunity to work in a high profile and scientifically challenging area of DECC’s work assessing and responding to the risks posed by climate change. [...] In particular DECC Science provides scientific advice in support of DECC’s international and domestic policies on issues including negotiations under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), adaptation to climate change in the UK, geo-engineering, bioenergy and mitigation options."

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09.09.2014

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Conference videos of the CE conference in Berlin

Conference videos of the CE conference in Berlin 2014.

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09.09.2014

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2014): A Critical Examination of the Climate Engineering Moral Hazard and Risk Compensation Concern

Reynolds, Jesse (2014): A Critical Examination of the Climate Engineering Moral Hazard and Risk Compensation Concern. European Consortium for Political Research General Conference. Glasgow, 9/5/2014.

Presentation manuscript. "If the goal of climate policy is to minimize climate risks, this concern should not be grounds for restricting or prohibiting climate engineering research. Three potential means for this concern to manifest in genuinely deleterious ways, as well as policy options to reduce these effects, are identified."

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