12.11.2017

# New Publications

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McGee, Jeffrey; et al. (2017): Geoengineering the oceans. An emerging frontier in international climate change governance

McGee, Jeffrey; Brent, Kerryn; Burns, Wil (2017): Geoengineering the oceans. An emerging frontier in international climate change governance. In Australian Journal of Maritime & Ocean Affairs 8 (2), pp. 1–14. DOI: 10.1080/18366503.2017.1400899.

"The world's oceans could play an important role in meeting international climate change targets. ‘Marine geoengineering’ is being proposed to enhance the oceans capacity to sequester emissions and enhance the Earth's albedo. This article draws on discussions at a recent Marine Geoengineering Symposium held at the University of Tasmania to highlight prominent marine geoengineering proposals and raise questions about the readiness of the international law system to govern further research and implementation of these ideas."

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10.11.2017

# Media

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Tribune Content Agency: China’s Ambitious Push for Geoengineering Research

"During the last three years, China has assembled one of the largest federally funded geoengineering research programs in the world, marking another area where it’s forging ahead of other nations on climate matters."

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10.11.2017

# Media

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IASS: Climate Engineering Conference 2017: Critical Global Discussions (Conference Video)

Conference video. "Watch this compilation of statements by key experts, such as David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University, János Pásztor, Director of the Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative (C2G2), Lili Fuhr, Head of the Ecology and Sustainable Development Department at the Heinrich Böll Foundation, Anna-Maria Hubert, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, and Mark Lawrence, Scientific Director at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)."

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10.11.2017

# Political Papers

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U.S House of Representatives (2017): Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

U.S House of Representatives (2017): Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology. Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. Washington, D.C. (Hearing).

Documentation of statements and video of hearing.

"The Subcommittee on Environment and the Subcommittee on Energy of the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology will hold a joint hearing titled Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2318 of the Rayburn House Office Building."

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09.11.2017

# Projects

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Project: Engaging Citizens to Inform Governance of Controversial Research

New Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes (CSPO) project funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Fundation.

"The project goals are twofold. First, by engaging with diverse groups of lay citizens, the project team aims to understand whether and how reasoned deliberation among citizens can usefully inform geoengineering research governance. Second, our team will study how this public input influences the way scientists, funders, and other stakeholders approach geoengineering research. The result will be a rich exploration of democratic governance of geoengineering research through public and stakeholder engagement."

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09.11.2017

# Calls & events

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Job: Predicting climate and geoengineering effects on rice in India (PhD Position)

Deadline: 08.01.2017

"This project will focus on the rice crop in India which is a stable food for over half of the Indian population. Much of the rice is grown in the Eastern part of the country with a significant concentration in the Southern peninsula. Agriculture in India accounts for almost 20% of the GDP and along with allied sectors employs half the total workforce. "

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09.11.2017

# Media

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McClatchy: We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

"“We think SRN could buy time for other (carbon-reduction) measures to be put in place,” said Philip J. Rasch, chief climate scientist for the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington."

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09.11.2017

# Political Papers

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Various scientists: A Letter Regarding U.S. House Hearing on Geoengineering Research

"The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment drafted and organized the following letter regarding a November 8, 2017 U.S House of Representatives Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Hearing – Geoengineering: Innovation, Research, and Technology. The letter is signed by 24 prominent voices and thinkers from the geoengineering research, climate policy and the climate advocacy communities."

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09.11.2017

# Media

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MIT Technology Review: Why This Geoengineering Pioneer’s Worst Nightmare Is a Trump Tweet

"Harvard professor David Keith worries that politicians opposed to emissions cuts will “recklessly” promote altering the atmosphere instead."

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08.11.2017

# New Publications

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Mills, Michael J.; et al. (2017): Radiative and chemical response to interactive stratospheric sulfate aerosols in fully coupled CESM1(WACCM)

Mills, Michael J.; Richter, Jadwiga H.; Tilmes, Simone; Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Glanville, Anne A. et al. (2017): Radiative and chemical response to interactive stratospheric sulfate aerosols in fully coupled CESM1(WACCM). In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. DOI: 10.1002/2017JD027006.

"We present new insights into the evolution and interactions of stratospheric aerosol using an updated version of the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model (WACCM). Improved horizontal resolution, dynamics, and chemistry now produce an internally generated quasi-biennial oscillation, and significant improvements to stratospheric temperatures and ozone compared to observations. We present a validation of WACCM column ozone and climate calculations against observations. "

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