04.03.2015

# New Publications

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Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; et al. (2015): The Economics of Climate Engineering

Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Ricke, Katharine L.; Wagner, Gernot (2015): The Economics of Climate Engineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"In terms of policy interventions, this means that rather than pursuing individual actors to mitigate counter to their
immediate personal interest, the task becomes one of reining in those who want to pursue climate engineering of their own volition."

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02.03.2015

# New Publications

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Heyen, Daniel (2015): Strategic Conficts on the Horizon: R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies

Heyen, Daniel (2015): Strategic Conficts on the Horizon: R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies. University of Heidelberg (Discussion Paper Series, 584).

"This paper focuses on a specic mechanism for strategic distortions in this R&D game. In this mechanism, the outlook of future conicts surrounding technology deployment directly impacts on the willingness to undertake R&D."

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Sustainable Business: Carbon Farming Gaining Traction In US

"If you read our news, you know we keep writing about reversing climate change by re-building soil either through applying compost, moving to organic agriculture or bringing back herds of grazing animals. Could it be catching on? We've heard about three programs - one starting in the US, one in Kenya and another in Australia."

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15.07.2014

# New Publications

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Wendel, JoAnna (2014): Seeding cirrus clouds could drive global net cooling

Wendel, JoAnna (2014): Seeding cirrus clouds could drive global net cooling. In Eos Trans. AGU 95 (27), p. 252. DOI: 10.1002/2014EO270015.

"Cirrus clouds—thin, wispy streamers that form in the upper troposphere when ice crystals nucleate around small dust or metallic particles—have a net warming effect on climate."

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14.07.2014

# New Publications

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Horton, Zach (2014): Collapsing Scale: Nanotechnology and Geoengineering as Speculative Media

Horton, Zach (2014): Collapsing Scale: Nanotechnology and Geoengineering as Speculative Media. In Kornelia Konrad, Christopher Coenen, A. B. Dijkstra, Colin Milburn, Harro van Lente (Eds.): Shaping emerging technologies. Governance, innovation, discourse: IOP Press (Studies of new and emerging technologies / S.NET, 004), pp. 203–218.

"This chapter analyzes the popular Hollywood film Fantastic Voyage, images produced by atomic force microscopy, the early modern utopian imaginings of Francis Bacon, the neoliberal rationality of Bjørn Lomborg’s geoengineering advocacy, and a prominent geoengineering proposal to blanket the atmosphere with levitating nanoscale discs."

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22.06.2014

# New Publications

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Moore, John C.; et al. (2014): Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the GeoMIP G1 scenario

Moore, John C.; Rinke, Annette; Yu, Xiaoyong; Ji, Duoying; Cui, Xuefeng; Li, Yan et al. (2014): Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the GeoMIP G1 scenario. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (2), pp. 567–583. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021060.

"We analyze simulated sea ice changes in eight different Earth System Models that have conducted experiment G1 of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)."

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24.03.2014

# Media

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Allianz Open Knowledge: The case for and against geoengineering

Pro and con arguments. "Should we slow global warming by deliberately altering the climate system to reflect sunlight back into space?"

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10.02.2014

# New Publications

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Foley, A. M.; et al. (2014): Quantifying the global carbon cycle response to volcanic stratospheric aerosol radiative forcing using Earth System Models

Foley, A. M.; Willeit, M.; Brovkin, V.; Feulner, G.; Friend, A. D. (2014): Quantifying the global carbon cycle response to volcanic stratospheric aerosol radiative forcing using Earth System Models. In: J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., S. n/a. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD019724.

Study related to stratospheric aerosol CE. "Large volcanic eruptions can have a significant cooling effect on climate, which is evident in both modern and palaeo data."

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10.11.2013

# New Publications

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Caldeira, Ken; Ricke, Katharine L. (2013): Prudence on solar climate engineering

Caldeira, Ken; Ricke, Katharine L. (2013): Prudence on solar climate engineering. In Nature Climate change 3 (11), p. 941–941. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2036

"The call for prudence by Schäfer et al. (Nature Clim. Change 3, 766; 2013) in relation to field tests of solar climate engineering is welcome. We applaud their effort to help establish informal norms to stifle counterproductive experimentation. However, we should be careful to make sure that what is called ‘prudence’ does not hamper beneficial scientific and technical investigation."

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26.04.2013

# Media

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cognoscenti: Climate Change Series: The Geoengineering Debate

"Jason Blackstock, John Steinbruner and Armond Cohen examine the arguments for, and challenges presented by, the prospect of geoengineering the climate."

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