May 2012

27.05.2012

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IG Metall: Geo-Engineering: Climate Engineers in Pole Position

A bigger German trade union writes about CE. They stress the serious discussion on the CE-option. (German language)

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25.05.2012

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the guardian: A dose of planetary medicine

"If all else fails, the plan could be to spray titanium dioxide particles into the stratosphere to slow global warming"

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25.05.2012

# New Publications

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Cressey, Daniel (2012): Cancelled project spurs debate over geoengineering patents

Cressey, Daniel (2012): Cancelled project spurs debate over geoengineering patents. In: Nature 485 (7399), p. 429. doi:10.1038/485429a

"SPICE research consortium decides not to field-test its technology to reflect the Sun’s rays."

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25.05.2012

# New Publications

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[Nature editorial] (2012): A charter for geoengineering

[Nature editorial] (2012): A charter for geoengineering. In: Nature 485 (7399), p. 415. doi:10.1038/485415a

On the SPICE 'desaster'. "A controversial field trial of technology to mitigate climate change has been cancelled, but research continues. A robust governance framework is sorely needed to prevent further setbacks."

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24.05.2012

# Calls & events

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Oxford Geoengineering: Seminar: The Findings of OGP Research Projects

07.06.2012, Oxford and webinar, 2:00-5:00pm GMT

"Researchers leading OGP seedcorn-funded research projects will present their current findings in a series of seminars. [...] This seminar is open to the public.  It will also be webcast live via webex and recorded for future viewing."

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22.05.2012

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Oxford Practical Ethics: European versus US attitudes to geoengineering

Cliva Hamilton compares European and US attitudes to CE.

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22.05.2012

# New Publications

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Ferraro, A. J.; et al (2012): Correction to “Stratospheric heating by potential geoengineering aerosols”

Ferraro, A. J.; Highwood, E. J.; Charlton-Perez, A. J. (2012): Correction to “Stratospheric heating by potential geoengineering aerosols”. In: Geophys. Res. Lett. 39 (10).

Correction for some miscalculation in the model of a preliminar paper.

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21.05.2012

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The Economist: Implicit promises

Short review of the IMPLICC-Meeting in Mainz/Germany and the canceled SPICE project.

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18.05.2012

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University of Texas: Climate Engineering Report Ranked Among Top Government Priorities by Copenhagen Consensus Center

Article on uncertainties and aims of the Bickle/Lane-Paper published in the beginning of May.

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18.05.2012

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the guardian: Don't dismiss geoengineering – we may need it one day

Prof. James Wilson on the canceld aerosol project and the missed opportunities of CE. "Though the Spice project has been dealt a blow, more research is needed to assess our options for mitigating global warming"

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