13.02.2014

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truthout: What Is Climate Geoengineering? Word Games in the Ongoing Debates Over a Definition

"The precise details of that definition are important for various reasons, not the least of which is that it will determine what likely is to be subjected to the scrutiny and potentially complex and difficult legal governance processes that such a global scale climate-tweak effort would necessarily involve."

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05.04.2012

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NewScientist: Stripping CO2 from air requires largest industry ever

Short article on the costs of air capture and enhanced weathering.

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08.02.2012

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treehugger: Geoengineering is a Technical Fix for a Political Problem

Article citing the Guardian and the latest risk paper (McKusker 2011) and concluding that CE is just short-termed.

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31.01.2012

# Calls & events

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Event Video: "Geoengineering our Climate" Keynote and Panel Discussion

Video of the CGI sponsored conference in Ottawa on January 18, features a keynote address from Professor Steve Rayner (Oxford University).

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04.01.2012

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Inhabitat: 5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering Read more: 5 Crazy Ways To Stop Climate Change With Geoengineering

The article lists a giant dam, ground albedo, cloud seeding, flooding Death Valey, and space mirrors as five "crazy" ways of CE. The article is often circulated in the internet.

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20.12.2011

# Political Papers

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Kiel Earth Instiute: Large-Scale Intentional Intervention s into the Climate System? Assessing the Climate Engineering Debate (full release in English)

German Scoping Survey on CE in now available in English. The Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) has an interdisciplinary team of scientists commissioned, to assamble the current state of knowledge on climate engineering. As a result is given, along with six special studies of the natural sciences, law, economics, politics, social sciences and ethics, an integrative overall report as a joint effort of all authors. The Kiel Earth Institute as an involved institution has coordinated scientists and serves as editor of the findings.

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05.12.2011

# New Publications

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House, K. Z., et al (2011): Economic and energetic analysis of capturing CO2 from ambient air

House, K. Z.; Baclig, A. C.; Ranjan, M.; van Nierop, E. A.; Wilcox, J.; Herzog, H. J. (2011): Economic and energetic analysis of capturing CO2 from ambient air. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Cost analysis for air caputre technology which shows that it is more expensive than expected.

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02.12.2011

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DAWN.com: Geoengineering could save Earth or destroy it

General article on CE with a focus on Durban conference and climate politics.

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21.11.2011

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Welt online: A huge sunshade to save the earth?

General German online newspaper on climate politics and CE.

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15.01.2011

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Global Change: Climate geoengineering. Could we? Should we?

"Radical technological responses to counteract global warming are receiving increased attention as a possible policy option. But is geoengineering a potential safety net, a distraction or a dead end? Phil Williamson explores."

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