April 2012

17.04.2012

# New Publications

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Soil Biology & Biochemistry: Virtual Special Issue on Biochar

"The 29 papers presented in this Virtual Special Issue are a selection of those exploring this biochar theme and which have been published in Soil Biology & Biochemistry since 2009."

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17.04.2012

# Calls & events

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Panel Discussion: Can we fix the climate? (Norwegian language)

17.04.2012, Universitetsplassen i Oslo

Debate in the CICERO center for climate science in Norwegian language.

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17.04.2012

# Media

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Scarlet & Black: Fleming On History of Fixing Weather, Changing Climates

Interview with James Fleming on geoengineering and his book "Fixing the Sky".

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16.04.2012

# New Publications

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McLaren, Duncan (2012): Governance and equity in the development and deployment of negative emissions technologies (conference paper)

"This paper draws on a recent global assessment of carbon dioxide removal (or negative emissions) technologies (NETs) undertaken by the author for Friends of the Earth in the UK. Alongside criteria such as cost and technical readiness,  the review applied criteria regarding controllability, accountability and side effects (including distributional impacts) to around 30 prospective NETs found in the literature."

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16.04.2012

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecture: Andrew Parker: Geoengineering the Climate

23.04.2012, 19:30, University of Worcester. Room EE G087

Summary lecture of the Royal Society Report.

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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

# Media

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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

# Media

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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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