February 2012

27.02.2012

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecture: Andreas Oschlies: Emergency Operation against Climate Change (German Language)

Lecture from Andreas Oschlies on maritime CDR in German language. "Erderwärmung, Klimawandel, Wetterkapriolen - Wir sind mitten drin. Können wir den Klimawandel technisch stoppen?"

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24.02.2012

# Media

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Popsci: What Could Possibly Go Wrong: Blotting Out the Sun

Poular science article. "Geoengineering could cause more problems than the global warming it aims to stop "

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23.02.2012

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Telegraph & Argus: Plan B is a dangerous exercise

General newspaper article.

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21.02.2012

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La Via Campesina: Reclaiming our future: Rio +20 and Beyond

La Via Campesina, the international peasants' organization struggling against global capitalism, has called for governments to impose a complete ban on all geoengineering activities at the upcoming Rio+20 conference. La Via Campesina is a charter member of the HOME anti-CE campaign, along with the ETC Group, Biofuelwatch, and other groups.

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20.02.2012

# New Publications

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Welch, Aaron; et al (2012): Climate engineering: The way forward? (online first)

Welch, Aaron; Gaines, Sarah; Fonseca, Luciano; Marjoram, Tony (2012): Climate engineering: The way forward? In: Environmental Development. (online first)

"The growing debate on geoengineering indicates serious concern for the climate system. ► Global awareness and engagement in developing governance for research is critical. ► Governance structures to ensure responsible transparent research are needed urgently. ► Interdisciplinary research including social and ethical aspects is essential. ► The diversity of Carbon and Solar Geoengineering must be understood separately."

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19.02.2012

# New Publications

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Betz, Gregor; Cacean, Sebastian (2011): The moral controversy about Climate Engineering. an argument map

Betz, Gregor; Cacean, Sebastian (2011): The moral controversy about Climate Engineering. an argument map. Version 2012-02-13. Published by Karlsruhe KIT. Fakultät für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften

Newer version of the argumentative map in the scoping study koordinated by Kiel Earth Instiute.

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18.02.2012

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matter for all blog: John Elkington: Darwin, Schumpeter and punctuated Equilibriiums

John Elkington: Darwin, Schumpeter and punctuated Equilibriiums. Why It’s Time to Embrace Nanotechnology, Neuroscience, Synthetic Biology and Geoengineering  

Blog article on the acceptance of technology by society and economy.

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17.02.2012

# Calls & events

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Panel Discussion: The hopes and hazards of climate change technologies

01.03.2012, 15:30 – 17:00, Oxford Martin School

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16.02.2012

# Projects

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Ministry of the Environment of Japan: Funding of Project “Multidisciplinary Research on Constructing Risk Management Plan for Global Climate Change” (Japanese Language)

Japanese research project with a duration of 5 years beginning this April. The annual budget is about US $3,850,000 (300,000,000 in Japanese yen), totaling more than US 19 million dollars at present exchange rate.

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General Link (Ministry of the Environment of Japan, English Language)

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16.02.2012

# New Publications

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Stafford-Smith, Mark; Russell, Lynn (2012): A resilience view on reframing geoengineering research and implementation

Stafford-Smith, Mark; Russell, Lynn (2012): A resilience view on reframing geoengineering research and implementation. In: Carbon Management 3 (1), S. 23–25. DOI 10.4155/cmt.11.71

Critical view on CE. "Conceptualizing geoengineering as the massive deployment of one or two
technologies is profoundly misleading for charting research priorities."

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