10.11.2017

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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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17.07.2017

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China Daily: The great thaw

"'If such targets are met, then it is conceivable that plausible quantities of sulfate aerosol geoengineering may be able to maintain 2020 temperatures throughout the 21st century,' Zhao Liyun, a junior scientist at the same college as Moore, wrote in a recent paper, co-authored with him and three others."

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19.11.2016

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Moore, John C.; et al (2016): Will China be the first to initiate climate engineering?

Moore, John C.; Chen, Ying; Cui, Xuefeng; Yuan, Wenping; Dong, Wenjie; Gao, Yun; Shi, Peijun (2016): Will China be the first to initiate climate engineering? In Earth's Future. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000402.

"But will China be the first to pioneer climate engineering? The answer, we argue here, is likely to be "no!" We reach this conclusion from an analysis of the historic philosophical tradition that informs the Chinese world view, China's experience of mega-engineering projects both ancient and modern, and the policies implemented over the last 60 years."

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12.04.2016

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Chinadialogue: World would likely need geoengineering to meet Paris targets, but what are the risks?

"Capping global average temperatures at 1.5C or 2C might only be done by using untested geoengineering technologies, writes Olivia Boyd."

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21.12.2015

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Before they Vanish Blog: Forestry in China: An Introduction

"Carbon sequestration through reforestation and afforestation is disproportionate to the rate of carbon emissions and the carbon sink loss due to deforestation. Deforestation, according to the IPCC, accounts for 20% of overall greenhouse gas emissions (Barker et al. 2007). A staunch believer in the potential of anthropogenic intervention in climate change, Watson claims that “significant reductions in net greenhouse gas emissions” are possible with technology and “policy measures in the…agricultural and forestry sectors”. "

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24.11.2015

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Cao, Long; et al. (2015): Geoengineering. Basic science and ongoing research efforts in China

Cao, Long; Gao, Chao-Chao; Zhao, Li-Yun (2015): Geoengineering. Basic science and ongoing research efforts in China. In Advances in Climate Change Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.accre.2015.11.002

"Next, we introduce an ongoing geoengineering research project in China that is supported by National Key Basic Research Program. This research project, being the first coordinated geoengineering research program in China, will systematically investigate the physical mechanisms, climate impacts, and risk and governance of a few targeted geoengineering schemes. It is expected that this research program will help us gain a deep understanding of the physical science underlying geoengineering schemes and the impacts of geoengineering on global climate, in particular, on the Asia monsoon region."

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27.08.2015

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Project: Mechanism and Impacts of Geoengineering (China)

New project in China.

"In light of the difficulties in achieving emission control, serious consequences of "business as usual" (Fig. 2) and urgency of approaching climatic ‘tipping point’, SRM seems to be the only feasible option mitigating global warming in a short time (Fig. 3), but the uncertainty of basic mechanism and potential impacts of SRM are so huge, that we absolutely can’t do any experiment on our real planet, instead we use computer modeling as our only way to improve our understanding of geoengineering."

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02.07.2014

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Aeon Magazine: Engineering the ocean

"Once you know what plankton can do, you’ll understand why fertilising the ocean with iron is not such a crazy idea."

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23.02.2014

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The Lawretanian: Visiting lecturer discusses moral quandaries in geoengineering

Report on a talk by Bjornar Egede-Nissen. "He admitted that there are some justifications of doing SRM research, including the cost-benefit analysis, the value of scientific research and the emergency options for SRM research. According to Egede-Nissen, the SRM can be comparatively cheap, but the long time-frame required and the side effects of doing SRM research can be cause for reconsideration."

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12.09.2013

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the guardian: 5 ways to hack the planet (+) Astronomers Royal, scientific advice and engineering

Two articles respont to the interview with Lord Rees.

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