May 2012

08.05.2012

# Media

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Geoengineering Politics Blog: Inconclusive Results from Montreal CBD Meeting

A brief summary of the meeting of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) last week. They discussed reports on Climate Engineering.

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08.05.2012

# New Publications

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Gaffin, S. R.; Imhoff, M.; Rosenzweig, C.; Khanbilvardi, R.; Pasqualini, A.; Kong, A. Y. Y. et al. (2012): Bright is the new black—multi-year performance of high-albedo roofs in an urban climate

Gaffin, S. R.; Imhoff, M.; Rosenzweig, C.; Khanbilvardi, R.; Pasqualini, A.; Kong, A. Y. Y. et al. (2012): Bright is the new black—multi-year performance of high-albedo roofs in an urban climate. In: Environ. Res. Lett 7 (1), pp. 14029. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/7/1/014029

"We are monitoring three generic white membranes within New York City that represent a cross section of the dominant white membrane options for US flat roofs."

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08.05.2012

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Klima der Gerechtigkeit Blog: Millions for Geoengineering from "Virgin Earth Challenge"? (German language)

List of the CE-projects in the funding from "Virgin Earth Challenge". (The names in the list are English but the language is German.)

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07.05.2012

# New Publications

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Markus, Till; Ginzky, Harald (2011): Regulating Climate Engineering

Markus, Till; Ginzky, Harald (2011): Regulating Climate Engineering: Paradigmatic Aspects of the Regulation of Ocean Fertilization. In: Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR) (4), pp. 477–490.

"This article will assess to what extent legal concepts discussed, developed and adopted in the regulatory process under the London Convention and Protocol can provide useful ideas and concepts – and possibly even offer models – for the future regulation of other climate engineering technologies."

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07.05.2012

# Media

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The New Yorker: The Climate Fixers

Comprehensive newspaper article. "Is there a technological solution to global warming?"

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04.05.2012

# Projects

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KIel Earth Institute: DFG Priority Programm on CE (German language)

The German Science Foundation (DFG) installed a priority programm on CE, entiteled „Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?“.  Prof. Andreas Oschlies together with 18 scientists from different German universities applied for it. 

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04.05.2012

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Fellow in Climate Geoengineering Governance

Deadline: 01.06.2012

"The University of Oxford wishes to appoint a Research Fellow in Climate Geoengineering Governance (CGG - fixed-term for two years) based at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), located in the School of Anthropology, Banbury Road, Oxford and in the Institute for Science and Ethics in the Faculty of Philosophy, located in St Ebbes Street."

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02.05.2012

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How On Earth (radio magazin): Climate Engineering

Internet radio magazin brings popular science show on CE.

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02.05.2012

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State of the planet Blog: The Double-Edged Sword of Geoengineering

Longer blog article on methods, benefits and risks of CE.

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02.05.2012

# Projects

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Talk/Lecture: Clive Hamilton - Geoengineering Science, Politics and Ethics

01.05.-07.06.2012, Oxford

Lecture Series with Clive Hamilton with six lectures.

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