04.05.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 19

The news review of calendar week 19 in 2015 is now available here.


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04.05.2015

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Oe1: Dangerous climate tinkering

Austrian radio broadcast with Daniel Barben.

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02.05.2015

# New Publications

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Fasihnikoutalab, Mohammad Hamed; et al. (2015): New Insights into Potential Capacity of Olivine in Ground Improvement

Fasihnikoutalab, Mohammad Hamed; Westgate, Paul; B.B.K, Huat; Asadi, Afshin; Ball, Richard J.; Nahazanan, Haslinda; Singh, Parminder (2015): New Insights into Potential Capacity of Olivine in Ground Improvement. In The Electronic Journal of Geotechnical Engineering 20 (8), pp. 2137–2148.

"Olivine with chemical formula (Fe,Mg)2SiO4 is a suitable mineral for CO2 sequestration; additionally due to its high Magnesium oxide (MgO) content, it may be a sustainable material for soil stabilization."

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02.05.2015

# New Publications

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Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Using Legal Principles to Guide Geoengineering Deployment

Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Using Legal Principles to Guide Geoengineering Deployment (SSRN).

"This article identifies and reviews legal concepts that can inform this decision. Then, it determines which legal principles should be used and which can be discarded. Next, it applies decision-making theories to determine the best approach to utilize these principles."

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01.05.2015

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Aljazeera: Engineering Earth: Altering the sky to cool the planet

"That’s why a group of leading U.S. scientists is recommending direct research into climate engineering on a planetary scale. Such a tool could be humanity’s ultimate Hail Mary, said Marcia McNutt, who led the team of 16 elite scientists."

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01.05.2015

# New Publications

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Harnisch, Sebastian; et al. (2015): From ‘Go Slow’ to ‘Gung Ho’? Climate Engineering Discourses in the UK, the US, and Germany

Harnisch, Sebastian; Uther, Stephanie; Böttcher, Miranda (2015): From ‘Go Slow’ to ‘Gung Ho’? Climate Engineering Discourses in the UK, the US, and Germany. In Global Environmental Politics 15 (2), pp. 57–78. DOI 10.1162/GLEP_a_00298.

"To show the process of legitimacy formation of CE research, we traced the development of argumentatvie structures in national discourses by means of qualitative and quantitative structures in national discourses by means of qualitative and quantitative case studies. We complemented arguments previously identified in CE literature and identified key actors connected by their joint utilization of certain arguments and narratives."

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30.04.2015

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The Energy Collective: Thermodynamic Geoengineereing: The Fourth Way

"Thermodynamic geoengineering is a fourth way, recently submitted to the MIT climatecolab competition. Thermal stratification of the oceans induced by global warming presents the opportunity to convert warming heat to productive energy."

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30.04.2015

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IFER Blog: IFER Session on "Geo-engineering our Climate"

"Last Tuesday, two speakers addressed the problematic of "geo-engineering" from two very different angles."

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30.04.2015

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[press review] Whitening the Arctic-Study by Cvijanovic et al.

Press review of the paper Cvijanovic, Ivana; et al. (2015): Impacts of ocean albedo alteration on Arctic sea ice restoration and Northern Hemisphere climate


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30.04.2015

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Brookings: The future of arms control, Internet governance, and geoengineering

"On May 4 through May 6, the Project on International Order and Strategy at Brookings and the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) of Berlin will formally release three “Global Governance Futures 2025” research papers."

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