08.07.2014

# New Publications

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Benson, Sally M. (2014): Negative-emissions insurance

Benson, Sally M. (2014): Negative-emissions insurance. In Science 344 (6191), p. 1431. DOI: 10.1126/science.1257423.

"Among the most promising CDR methods are reforestation, afforestation (planting new forests), and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). However, for BECCS strategies to succeed, major hurdles must be overcome."

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03.07.2014

# Media

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Power: Geoengineering: A Practical Climate Climate Work-Around or Just Plain Crazy?

"Faced with roadblocks to reducing greenhouse gas emissions via globally meaningful regulations or carbon pricing schemes, some scientists say it's time to consider even more drastic human intervention."

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02.07.2014

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Yale Scientific: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: The Potential Drawbacks of Manually Controlling Our Climate

Media response to Curry, Charles L.; et al. (2014). Discussion of CE risks.

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09.06.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 24

The news review of calendar week 24 in 2014 is now available here.


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20.05.2014

# New Publications

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Szerszynski, Bronislaw (2014): Geoengineering and Religion. A History in Four Characters

Szerszynski, Bronislaw (2014): Geoengineering and Religion. A History in Four Characters (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"In this opinion article I want to show how that kind of analysis can be applied to geoengineering, to reveal how it is an
aspiration that has roots that are a lot longer than the modern period2, and is entangled with enduring themes about
human agency and nature in Western cultural history"

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24.03.2014

# New Publications

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Uther, Stephanie (2014): Discourses of Climate Engineering. Arguments, Actors and Coalitions in Germany and Great Britain

Uther, Stephanie (2014): Diskurse des Climate Engineering. Argumente, Akteure und Koalitionen in Deutschland und Großbritannien. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften. (German)

German discourse analysis about the discourses of CE in Germany and GB analising the science, media and politics.

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20.05.2013

# Media

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Geoengineeirng Politics Blog: New London Protocol Proposal to Regulate Marine Geoengineering

Discussion of the proposed amendments to the London Protocol. "In essence, this proposal establishes a procedural mechanism for regulating any geoengineering technique involving the introduction of materials to the sea, based on processes previously developed to address ocean fertilization."

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08.06.2012

# New Publications

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Schmidt, H.; Alterskjær, K.; et al. (2012): Solar irradiance reduction to counteract radiative forcing from a quadrupling of CO2

Schmidt, H.; Alterskjær, K.; Bou Karam, D.; Boucher, O.; Jones, A.; Kristjánsson, J. E. et al. (2012): Solar irradiance reduction to counteract radiative forcing from a quadrupling of CO2: climate responses simulated by four earth system models. In: Earth Syst. Dynam. 3 (1), pp. 63–78. doi:10.5194/esd-3-63-2012

"In this study we compare the response of four state-of-the-art Earth system models to climate engineering under scenario G1 of two model intercomparison projects: GeoMIP (Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project) and IMPLICC (EU project "Implications and risks of engineering solar radiation to limit climate change"). [...] Precipitation responses are, however, in many regions of comparable magnitude but globally of opposite sign."

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05.06.2012

# New Publications

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Edvardsen, Hanne M.; Puškaric, Staša (2012): Voluntary Support of Scientific Research

Edvardsen, Hanne M.; Puškaric, Staša (2012): Voluntary Support of Scientific Research: A Road to a more Sustainable Future. In: RIThink 1 (1), pp. 33–38

Public oppinion survey on participation in CE research.

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01.06.2012

# Media

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Bit of science: Painting the skies a bright white with geoengineering

Media response to the paper of Kravitz/McMartin/Caldeira on whiter skies with particle injection (SRM).

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