17.11.2017

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American Instiute of Physics: Geoengineering Research Receives Backing at House Science Committee Hearing

"Republican committee leaders expressed hope that geoengineering technologies could someday address climate change. Democratic members were more cautious, supporting research but emphasizing it should not be viewed as a substitute for emissions reductions or other approaches for combating climate change."

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26.10.2017

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Development Channel: Fund to help developing country scientists assess climate engineering impacts

"Decilmals fund, set up by Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) will fund projects in developing countries to model the impacts of SRM in the region."

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13.10.2017

# Calls & events

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Call for Application: DECIMAL Fund

(no deadline)

"SRMGI is pleased to announce the creation of a new research fund for modelling the impacts of SRM across the developing world: Developing Country Impacts Modelling Analysis for SRM (DECIMALS). The fund will support developing country scientists who want to analyse the possible impacts that SRM could have on their regions."

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08.08.2017

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Atlantic: To Stop Global Warming, Should Humanity Dim the Sky?

"The world’s top geoengineering researchers met off the record to discuss the possibility in Maine last month."

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02.08.2017

# Political Papers

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Turkaly, Carolyn; et al. (2017): Establishing a Climate Engineering Research Clearinghouse

Turkaly, Carolyn; Nicholson, Simon; Livingston, David; Thompson, Michael (2017): Establishing a Climate Engineering Research Clearinghouse. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment. Washington, D.C.

"On July 18, 2017, the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace convened a meeting of experts in CE science and governance, transparency, and information visualization to discuss designing, implementing, and maintaining a CE clearinghouse. A research registry, database, or clearinghouse is often cited as a necessary transparency mechanism in the governance of CE research. This workshop, building on a 2015 meeting on disclosure mechanisms for solar radiation management convened in Ottawa,1 such a clearinghouse from principle to practice."

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27.07.2017

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MIT Technology Review: This Scientist Is Taking the Next Step in Geoengineering

"Harvard’s David Keith explains why it’s time to move forward with outdoor experiments and broader research programs."

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26.06.2017

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Energy Post: The geo-engineering taboo

"A new book by David Hone, Chief Climate Change Adviser at Shell, takes the reader on a journey through the transition in the energy system that must be undertaken to address the climate change issue. The book, Putting the Genie Back: Solving the Climate and Energy Dilemma, deals with a wide range of topics, including carbon pricing, electric cars and solar power, and even ventures into areas such as the somewhat taboo subject of geo-engineering. What follows is an excerpt from the book where Hone discusses the geo-engineering solution."

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14.06.2017

# New Publications

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Schrickel, Isabell; Engemann, Christoph (2017): Dealing with Climate Change. A Conversation with Paul N. Edwards and Oliver Geden

Schrickel, Isabell; Engemann, Christoph (2017): Dealing with Climate Change. A Conversation with Paul N. Edwards and Oliver Geden. In: Ber. Wissenschaftsgesch. 40 (2), S. 175–185. DOI: 10.1002/bewi.201701848

Discussion on climate policy, research and CE. "Paul N. Edwards is a historian of science and technology who has worked at the intersection of politics, computers and knowledge infrastructures. In his recent book, A Vast Machine (2010), he has described the emergence of the global knowledge infrastructures of climate science in the historical context. He is actively involved in the debates on the Anthropocene – as an educator as well as a writer. Oliver Geden has a background in anthropology and is head of the European Union research division of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (Stiftung für Wissenschaft und Politik, SWP), one of Europe's largest foreign policy think tanks."

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07.06.2017

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Brink: Time for a Global Discussion on Climate Geoengineering

By Janos Pasztor. "Imagine a scenario where, after insufficient action by world governments, global temperatures have continued to rise; impacts of climate change have become substantial and frequent; and the world heads to a warming of 3-4 degrees Celsius above preindustrial levels. As a result, a handful of small countries, or a group of large coastal cities whose survival is threatened with sea level rise, in alliance with a billionaire philanthropist, decide unilaterally to save the world by spraying chemicals into the stratosphere to begin cooling the Earth."

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16.05.2017

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IASS Blog: Stop shaming geo-engineering researchers!

"Environmentalists are often critical of technological fixes problems caused by technology. But when it comes to geo-engineering, a clear distinction needs to be made between the message and the messenger."

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