01.02.2018

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earth.com: The safest climate engineering strategies to reduce extreme temps

"Researchers have found that large-scale, international efforts to regulate the climate by modifying properties of the land surface in highly populated and agricultural areas could be very successful. The study from the University of New South Wales suggests that this type of climate engineering could reduce extreme temperatures by up to 3 degrees Celsius in North America, Europe, and Asia."

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30.01.2018

# New Publications

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Seneviratne, Sonia I.; et al. (2018): Land radiative management as contributor to regional-scale climate adaptation and mitigation

Seneviratne, Sonia I.; Phipps, Steven J.; Pitman, Andrew J.; Hirsch, Annette L.; Davin, Edouard L.; Donat, Markus G. et al. (2018): Land radiative management as contributor to regional-scale climate adaptation and mitigation. In Nature Geosci 529, p. 477. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-017-0057-5.

"A reduction of global mean temperature through global-scale management of solar radiation could lead to strong regional disparities and affect rainfall patterns. On the other hand, active management of land radiative effects on a regional scale represents an alternative option of climate engineering that has been little discussed. Regional land radiative management could help to counteract warming, in particular hot extremes in densely populated and important agricultural regions. Regional land radiative management also raises some ethical issues, and its efficacy would be limited in time and space, depending on crop growing periods and constraints on agricultural management."

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17.11.2011

# New Publications

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Macnaghten, Phil; Owen, Richard (2011): Environmental science: Good governance for geoengineering

Macnaghten, Phil; Owen, Richard (2011): Environmental science: Good governance for geoengineering. In: Nature 479 (7373), p. 293.

"Phil Macnaghten and Richard Owen describe the first attempt to govern a climate-engineering research project."

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