16.04.2012

# Media

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the environmentalist: Geoengineering - Man-handling the planet?

"Richard Campen asks if it is right to interfere with the Earth’s natural systems through geoengineering to avoid climate change. Geoengineering concerns the intentional manipulation of the environment in order to moderate global warming."

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15.04.2012

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FAZ Blog: Models, Manipulation and global Climate (German Language)

German blog article comparing climate models of CE with economical models.

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13.04.2012

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physicsworld.com: Reflective roofs and pavements could fight climate change

Media response to a paper on the effectiveness of white roofs.

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13.04.2012

# New Publications

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Akbari, Hashem; Damon Matthews, H.; Seto, Donny (2012): The long-term effect of increasing the albedo of urban areas

Akbari, Hashem; Damon Matthews, H.; Seto, Donny (2012): The long-term effect of increasing the albedo of urban areas. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (2), pp. 1–10. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024004

A paper calculating the effectiveness of white roofs for solar radiation management.

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13.04.2012

# Political Papers

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Reekie, Tristan; Howard, Will (2012): Geoengineering

Reekie, Tristan; Howard, Will (2012): Geoengineering. Published by Australian Government. Australia's Chief Scientist (Occasional Paper Series, 1)

"The Office of the Chief Scientist has launched the first report in its Occasional Paper Series, examining the risks and benefits of geonengineering to mitigate the effects of climate change."

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13.04.2012

# New Publications

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Akbari, Hashem; Matthews, H. Damon (2012): Global cooling updates: Reflective roofs and pavements

Akbari, Hashem; Matthews, H. Damon (2012): Global cooling updates: Reflective roofs and pavements. In: Energy and Buildings, pp. 1–5.

"► Cool roofs save cooling-energy use in air conditioned buildings and improve comfort. ► Cool urban surfaces (roofs and cool pavements) mitigate summer urban heat islands. ► Cool urban surfaces (roofs and cool pavements) improve outdoor air quality and comfort. ► Cool roofs and cool pavements cool the globe. ► We review cool roof and cool pavement technologies, policies, and programs in the world."

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13.04.2012

# Political Papers

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Oxford Principles (web version)

Web version of the Oxford Principles from 2009. "The “Oxford Principles” are a proposed set of initial guiding principles for the governance of geoengineering."

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13.04.2012

# Calls & events

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Conference summary: Direct Air Capture Summit

Summaries and slides of the participants of the Direct Air Capture Summit (07-08.03.2012, Calgary)

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13.04.2012

# New Publications

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Nerlich, B. & Jaspal, R. (2012). Metaphors we die by? Geoengineering, metaphors and the argument for catastrophe

Nerlich, Brigitte; Jaspal, Rusi (2012): Metaphors We Die By? Geoengineering, Metaphors, and the Argument From Catastrophe. In: Metaphor and Symbol 27 (2), pp. 131–147. DOI 10.1080/10926488.2012.665795

In this paper three main metaphors for the argumentation on CE. (final paper)

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13.04.2012

# Political Papers

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Convention on Biological Diversity: Impacts of Climate-Related Geoengineering on Biological Diversity

Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical an Technological Advice

Sixteenth meeting, Montreal, 30 April-5 May 2012, Item 7.3 of the provisional agenda

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