12.02.2016

# New Publications

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Nicholson, Simon (2016): Reimagining climate engineering. the politics of tinkering with the sky

Nicholson, Simon (2016): Reimagining climate engineering. the politics of tinkering with the sky. In Paul Kevin Wapner, Hilal Elver (Eds.): Reimagining climate change. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, Earthscan.

(no abstract of chapter) "Reimagining Climate Change questions established categories, routines, and practices that presently constitute accepted solutions to tackling climate change and offers alternative routes forward. It does so by unleashing the political imagination. The chapters grasp the larger arc of collective experience, interpret its meaning for the choices we face, and creatively visualize alternative trajectories that can help us cognitively and emotionally enter into alternative climate futures."

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12.02.2016

# Media

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Academic Minute. Garth Heutel, Georgia State University – Solar Geoengineering

"Garth Heutel, assistant professor of economics at Georgia State University, explains his research into the benefits and risks of solar geoengineering."

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12.02.2016

# Media

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Bloomberg: The Best Ideas to Fight Pollution May Be Too Risky

Media response to Williamson, Phil (2016). "Some of the most dramatic measures to suck global warming pollution out of the atmosphere are probably too risky to be worth trying, an academic at a climate research institution concluded."

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11.02.2016

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Global Policy: Despite Paris, We Need to Take Geoengineering Seriously

"This opinion piece is part of the “The Global Governance Futures” programme, which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges."

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11.02.2016

# New Publications

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Xia, L.; et al. (2016): Stratospheric sulfate geoengineering could enhance the terrestrial photosynthesis rate

Xia, L.; Robock, A.; Tilmes, S.; Neely III, R. R. (2016): Stratospheric sulfate geoengineering could enhance the terrestrial photosynthesis rate. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. 16 (3), pp. 1479–1489. DOI 10.5194/acp-16-1479-2016.

"Stratospheric sulfate geoengineering could impact the terrestrial carbon cycle by enhancing the carbon sink. With an 8 Tg yr−1 injection of SO2 to produce a stratospheric aerosol cloud to balance anthropogenic radiative forcing from the Representative Concentration Pathway 6.0 (RCP6.0) scenario, we conducted climate model simulations with the Community Earth System Model."

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11.02.2016

# Media

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Australia Network: Removing CO2 Radically Poses an Environmental Risk

Media response to Williamson, Phil (2016). "Techniques to remove carbon dioxide may harm the environment, according to Phil Williamson, an environmental scientist at the University of East Anglia. The scientist suggests that cutting down carbon emissions is more effective and a less expensive way to alleviate global warming."

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11.02.2016

# New Publications

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Williamson, Phil (2016): Emissions reduction. Scrutinize CO2 removal methods

Williamson, Phil (2016): Emissions reduction. Scrutinize CO2 removal methods. In Nature 530 (7589), pp. 153–155. DOI 10.1038/530153a.

"The viability and environmental risks of removing carbon dioxide from the air must be assessed if we are to achieve the Paris goals, writes Phil Williamson."

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10.02.2016

# Projects

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Project: Forests for the Future – New Forests for Africa

Large reforestation project. "Reforestation and landscape restoration as means of combating climate change are now high on the agenda of many governments and organizations, especially in the wake of COP21 in Paris. Close cooperation between businesses and investors is needed to meet this challenge and to develop plantation forestry into a stable and sustainable business that will be beneficial to all involved. The opportunities for all stakeholders are huge."

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09.02.2016

# Media

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Videos: Interviews from the 'Pointing Science' event at CERSYM

Interviews from the 'Pointing Science' event at CERSYM symposium 2015 in Berlin.

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09.02.2016

# Calls & events

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Call for Papers: Focus on Negative Emissions Scenarios and Technologies

31. March 2016, CfP Deadline

"However, little is known about the global potential of emerging and future negative emissions technologies, the sustainability and cost of large-scale deployment needed to meet "safe" climate stabilization targets, and the carbon-climate feedbacks of entering a new carbon-negative world. [...] The majority of focus issue articles are invited, but unsolicited contributions are also encouraged. If you believe you have a suitable article in preparation please send your pre-submission query either to the journal publishing team erl@iop.org or to the Guest Editors of the issue listed above. All articles should be submitted using our online submission form."

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