July 2012

24.07.2012

# Calls & events

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Job: Post-doc Opportunity: Innovative Solutions to the Energy/Carbon/Climate Problem

Post-doc projects at Carnegie Institution Department of Global Ecology on the Stanford campus.

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24.07.2012

# Media

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NY Times Sunday Review: We’re All Climate-Change Idiots

The author cites an unpublished psychology study: "Thinking about climate change as a technological challenge rather than as a regulatory problem, it seems, made individualists more ready to credit the scientific claim about the climate."

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24.07.2012

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The Harvard Crimson: Scientist Disputes Report That He Plans To Spray Chemicals To Change the Climate

A counterstatement to the news article of the guardian with quoatations of Anderson and Keith.

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24.07.2012

# New Publications

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Buesseler, Ken O. (2012): Biogeochemistry: The great iron dump

Buesseler, Ken O. (2012): Biogeochemistry: The great iron dump. In: Nature 487 (7407), S. 305–306.

The author discusses the EIFEX experiment. "The discovery that marine algal blooms deposit organic carbon to the deep ocean answers some — but not all — of the questions about whether fertilizing such blooms is a viable strategy for mitigating climate change"

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24.07.2012

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NewScientist: We can't afford to neglect ways to halt global warming

The author states the nessecity to stop climate change. "At some point we may have to try to engineer our way out of trouble."

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23.07.2012

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NewScientist: Geoengineering with iron might work after all

Media response to the iron fertilization expirement EIFEX.

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23.07.2012

# New Publications

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Smetacek, Victor; et al. (2012): Deep carbon export from a Southern Ocean iron-fertilized diatom bloom.

Smetacek, Victor; Klaas, Christine; Strass, Volker H.; Assmy, Philipp; Montresor, Marina; Cisewski, Boris et al. (2012): Deep carbon export from a Southern Ocean iron-fertilized diatom bloom. In: Nature 487 (7407), S. 313–319. DOI 10.1038/nature11229

Iron fertilization experiment named EIFEX under European administration. Algea bloom has been improved.

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18.07.2012

# Projects

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EU Biochar project started - Biochar as option for sustainable resource management

"This COST Action connects scattered European Biochar research to enable quick implementation of intelligent material flow management systems, to maintain or improve soil quality while efficiently sequestering carbon in the long-term."

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18.07.2012

# Calls & events

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Job: tenure track position in Climate and Society

Deadline for application: 31.08.2012

The description also includes "climate engineering policy". "The Department of Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a tenure track position in Climate and Society at the assistant or associate professor level."

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18.07.2012

# Media

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the guardian: Geoengineering projects around the world - map

"ETC Group has produced a world map of geoengineering that represents the first attempt to document the expanding scope of research and experimentation in the large-scale manipulation of Earth or climate systems"

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