January 2012

18.01.2012

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Physorg.com: Climate balancing: Sea-level rise vs. surface temperature change rates

Article on the issue of balancing sea level rise and rates of surface air temperature changes.

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16.01.2012

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ScienceNetwork Western Australia: Ocean fertilisation proposed to sequester rising CO2

Austrailian Conference report. "Engineering massive algae blooms to capture carbon was one of many ideas debated at national symposium ‘Geoengineering the Climate? A Southern Hemisphere Perspective’."

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15.01.2012

# Political Papers

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Global Cool Cities Alliance: A Practical Guide to Cool Roofs and Cool Pavements

Guide to inform on white roofs for city cooling.

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15.01.2012

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bit of science: Today’s paradox: global warming may offset Criegee cooling

Of science finding a 'global cooling particle' that has always been there is not the same as actually influencing temperature – offsetting global warming – through some form of solar radiation management geoengineering.

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13.01.2012

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Reuters: New molecule could help cool planet

"A new molecule has been detected in the earth's atmosphere which could help produce a cooling effect, scientists said, but it remains to be seen whether it can play a major role in tackling global warming."

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12.01.2012

# New Publications

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Allenby, Brad (2012): A Critique of Geoengineering

Allenby, Brad (2012): A Critique of Geoengineering. In: IEEE Potentials 31 (1), S. 22–26. DOI 10.1109/MPOT.2011.943110

"Interest in “geoengineering” technologies has increased significantly over the past few years because of concern about global climate change coupled with a growing recognition of the inadequacies of the Kyoto Protocol and the ongoing climate change negotiating process."

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11.01.2012

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Science News: New CO2 Sucker Could Help Clear the Air

"Researchers in California have produced a cheap plastic capable of removing large amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the air."

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11.01.2012

# New Publications

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Cummins, Neil Paul (2012): An Evolutionary Perspective on the Relationship Between Humans and Their Surroundings. Geoengineering, the Purpose of Life & the Nature of the Universe

Cummins, Neil Paul (2012): An Evolutionary Perspective on the Relationship Between Humans and Their Surroundings. Geoengineering, the Purpose of Life & the Nature of the Universe. Cranmore: Cranmore Publications.

The book combines evolunary, science and philosophical perspectives and sees CE as a possible solution.

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10.01.2012

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecture on GeoMIP Project

11.01.2012, 13:00-13:45, LEC LG505, Lancaster University

Dave Leedal (Lancaster Environment Centre): Applying control theory to support the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project

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10.01.2012

# Calls & events

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Call for Sessions: Goldschmidt 2012 Conference

Session abstract submission deadline: 01.02.2012

Conference with different themes linked to CE.

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