12.09.2016

# New Publications

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Schrogl, K.-U.; Summerer, L. (2016): Climate engineering and space

Schrogl, K.-U.; Summerer, L. (2016): Climate engineering and space. In Acta Astronautica. DOI 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.08.033 

"The article describes these currently discussed measures for such climate engineering. It will particularly analyse the expected contributions from space to these concepts. Based on this it evaluates the economic and political implications and finally tests the conformity of these concepts with space law."

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28.04.2016

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BBC: How a giant space umbrella could stop global warming

"Our rapidly warming world could cause serious problems for civilisation in the decades to come. But could a giant space umbrella help cool down our planet? BBC Future investigates."

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28.04.2016

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Grist: Could a giant umbrella made of tiny robots save us from climate chaos?

"We might be able to stop the Earth from overheating by shooting 16 trillion small robots into space to form a huge sunshade, says astronomer Roger Angel. A better idea would be to just stop burning fossil fuels. But since we’re not doing so well on that front, scientists are cooking up various geoengineering scenarios that they say could help us avoid the worst impacts of climate change."

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27.08.2015

# New Publications

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Sánchez, Joan-Pau; McInnes, Colin R. (2015): Optimal Sunshade Configurations for Space-Based Geoengineering near the Sun-Earth L1 Point

Sánchez, Joan-Pau; McInnes, Colin R. (2015): Optimal Sunshade Configurations for Space-Based Geoengineering near the Sun-Earth L1 Point. In PloS one 10 (8), pp. e0136648. DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0136648  

"In particular, the paper revisits the concept of deploying a large sunshade or occulting disk at a static position near the Sun-Earth L1 Lagrange equilibrium point. Among the solar radiation management methods that have been proposed thus far, space-based concepts are generally seen as the least timely, albeit also as one of the most efficient."

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04.11.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 45

The news review of calendar week 45 in 2014 is now available here.


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05.06.2014

# Media

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WGC Blog: Contested Spaces: An Opening to Geoengineer the Planet?

On Haida Gwaii iron fertilization. "Yet, it should be acknowledged that while there is space to criticize corporate manipulation of marginalized communities – particularly as it relates to the environment – it also too is simplistic and, frankly, paternalistic to suggest that the entire Haida Community was taken advantage of or that they were ignorant of certain realities."

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