13.06.2012

# Media

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BBC News: New holey material soaks up CO2

"UK researchers have developed a porous material that can preferentially soak up CO2 from the atmosphere." New material probably useable for direct air capture/CDR.

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11.06.2012

# Calls & events

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Job: PhD Project on Biochar at Cambridge

Deadline: 27.06.2012

Biochar project at University of Cambridge. "The project will involve measuring all three on an RSPB farm in Cambridgeshire; the results may effect farming and conservation practice"

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11.06.2012

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Science Now: Life Blooms Under Arctic Ice

Increased growth of algea has beeing observed, which comes from global warming. These findings are linked to intentional algea bloom stimulation.

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08.06.2012

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; et al. (2012): Sensitivity of stratospheric geoengineering with black carbon to aerosol size and altitude of injection

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Shindell, Drew T.; Miller, Mark A. (2012): Sensitivity of stratospheric geoengineering with black carbon to aerosol size and altitude of injection. In: J. Geophys. Res 117 (D9), pp. 1–22. doi:10.1029/2011JD017341

"Simulations of stratospheric geoengineering with black carbon (BC) aerosols using a general circulation model with fixed sea surface temperatures show that the climate a general circulation model with fixed sea surface temperatures effects strongly depend on aerosol size and altitude of injection."

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08.06.2012

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The Carbon Brief Blog: When it comes to Geoengineering, are you a Promethean?

Comprehensive blog post refering to Clive Hamiltons talk at the Royal Society/RSA. It uses Greek mythologie for metaphors.

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08.06.2012

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Reuters: Scientists warn geoengineering may disrupt rainfall

"Large-scale engineering projects aimed at fighting global warming could radically reduce rainfall in Europe and North America, a team of scientists from four European countries have warned."

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08.06.2012

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Schmidt, H.; Alterskjær, K.; et al. (2012): Solar irradiance reduction to counteract radiative forcing from a quadrupling of CO2

Schmidt, H.; Alterskjær, K.; Bou Karam, D.; Boucher, O.; Jones, A.; Kristjánsson, J. E. et al. (2012): Solar irradiance reduction to counteract radiative forcing from a quadrupling of CO2: climate responses simulated by four earth system models. In: Earth Syst. Dynam. 3 (1), pp. 63–78. doi:10.5194/esd-3-63-2012

"In this study we compare the response of four state-of-the-art Earth system models to climate engineering under scenario G1 of two model intercomparison projects: GeoMIP (Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project) and IMPLICC (EU project "Implications and risks of engineering solar radiation to limit climate change"). [...] Precipitation responses are, however, in many regions of comparable magnitude but globally of opposite sign."

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06.06.2012

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io9: Could we build a weather machine to stop climate change?

Article on the Hall Weather Machine and the comparison to climate controle.

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06.06.2012

# Calls & events

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BBC Radio: Can we imitate volcanos to cool the atmosphere?

06.06.2012 (today in the evening)

Interview with Tim Kruger, Oxford Geoengineering Programme

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05.06.2012

# New Publications

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Edvardsen, Hanne M.; Puškaric, Staša (2012): Voluntary Support of Scientific Research

Edvardsen, Hanne M.; Puškaric, Staša (2012): Voluntary Support of Scientific Research: A Road to a more Sustainable Future. In: RIThink 1 (1), pp. 33–38

Public oppinion survey on participation in CE research.

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