April 2012

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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11.04.2012

# Media

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mathaba: Starting with the Ozone Layer, Geoengineering can be seen as appropriate

On ozone layer modification. Concluding: "Geoengineering the ozone layer when the need arises and its solution can have the world understand that geoengineering is not an alternative introduced to further harm the world, but to mitigate the harm, some of our activities have triggered."

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11.04.2012

# Media

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Information Nigeria: Developing countries ‘Say in the Geoengineering Debate’ should come from a sense of involvement

Article on the Planet Under Pressure conference (London) and the integration of developing countries in CE research. "It is with Africa, her pundits and the rest of the developing world to see that their academic contributions and recommendations are necessary in this warming world. For them, joining the geoengineering conversation with a sense of involvement will do much good to all."

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10.04.2012

# Media

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The Sidney Morning Herald: Geo-engineering 'a risk' in climate change battle

Similar findings in Australian report on CE to Royal Society and US studies.

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06.04.2012

# Projects

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The Ethics on Geoengineering - Online Ressource Center

Rich site for ethics of SRM. "We've designed this site to provide helpful information on the ethics of climate engineering with particular emphasis on the ethics of solar radiation management."

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06.04.2012

# Media

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Resilience Science Blog: Sustainability in the Anthropocene: A Techno-Political Project (not a Scientific one)

Article on the Anthropocene-thesis and the statement of Planet under Pressure conference.

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