July 2012

11.07.2012

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US Biochar Conference 2012

29.07.-01.08.2012, Sonoma State University/USA

"The 2012 US Biochar Conference is designed to advance our understanding of the economic, science and policy issues related to biochar as both an amendment for soils as well as an agent to sequester carbon."

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09.07.2012

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Conference presentation: Cliva Hamilton: The Philosophy of Geoengineering

Fro the IMPLICC symposium ‘The Atmospheric Science and Economics of Climate Engineering via Aerosol Injection’ held at the Max Planck Institute for Chemistry, Mainz, Germany, 14-16 May, 2012

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09.07.2012

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Goethe Institut Magazin: The Future of the Climate – Geo-Engineering as Plan B?

Article and video from the Goethe-Institut, a cultural instituion operational world wide. - "Geo-engineering is being discussed as an option to reduce the CO2 concentration in the atmosphere. But what does it involve? "

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06.07.2012

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Job: NERC Exeter Climate Systems (XCS) PhD Studentship in Climate Engineering

Deadline 30.07.2012

PhD position at the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences, University of Exeter for CE.

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06.07.2012

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob; et al. (2012): Appraising Geoengineering

Bellamy, Rob; Chilvers, Jason; Vaughan Naomi E.; Lenton, Timothy M. (2012): Appraising Geoengineering. In: Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research - Working Paper (153), pp. 1–36.

Submitted and under review with WIREs Climate Change - "Appraisals of geoengineering are critically reviewed here for the first time using a systematic literature search and screen strategy. Substantial variability between different appraisals’ outputs originates from usually hidden framing effects relating to contextual and methodological choices."

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05.07.2012

# New Publications

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Corner, Adam; et al (2012): Perceptions of geoengineering: public attitudes, stakeholder perspectives, and the challenge of ‘upstream’ engagement

Corner, Adam; Pidgeon, Nick; Parkhill, Karen (2012): Perceptions of geoengineering: public attitudes, stakeholder perspectives, and the challenge of ‘upstream’ engagement. In: WIREs Climate Change.

"This article reviews the available literature on perceptions of geoengineering, including public attitudes and stakeholder perspectives"

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05.07.2012

# Media

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SciTech & Rights 4 Africa Blog: African scientists brainstorm on solar geoengineering

"For Africa, a continent for which climate change represents both a nightmare scenario, and as some say, a remarkable opportunity for scientific evolution, focus has began on geo-engineering. "

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05.07.2012

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The Agenda Blog: Marc Gunther on the Promise of Air Capture Technology

Review of Marc Gunther's book "Suck It Up".

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05.07.2012

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Reuters: Exxon CEO calls climate change engineering problem

Not specifically on CE, but adaptation and the engineering view on climate change.

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02.07.2012

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Symposium and Performance: Cooling Station (German language)

Symposium, performance, and exhibition, 12.-15.07.2012, Murau/Austria

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In the program of "Regionale12", a festival for art and culture.


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