September 2012

13.09.2012

# New Publications

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Bernstein, D. N.; et al. (2012): Could aerosol emissions be used for regional heat wave mitigation?

Bernstein, D. N.; Neelin, J. D.; Li, Q. B.; Chen, D. (2012): Could aerosol emissions be used for regional heat wave mitigation? In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 12 (9), pp. 23793–23828. doi 10.5194/acpd-12-23793-2012

Article on regional emission for CE-like usage. "Here adaptation to a potential regional-scale application to offset the impacts of heat waves is critically examined."

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13.09.2012

# New Publications

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Olson, Robert L. (2012): Soft Geoengineering: A Gentler Approach to Addressing Climate Change

Olson, Robert L. (2012): Soft Geoengineering: A Gentler Approach to Addressing Climate Change. In: Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development 54 (5), pp. 29–39, DOI 10.1080/00139157.2012.711672

[no abstract available]

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13.09.2012

# Media

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the guardian letters: Chaos theory and geoengineering

Problems of a non-linear climate system.

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12.09.2012

# Media

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Pacific Standard: The Cheapest Way to Fight Climate Change? Block Out the Sun

About latest papers on CE, eps. the cost analysis.

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12.09.2012

# Media

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Huffpost Impact: Geo-engineering - A Tool in the Fight to Tackle Climate Change, or a Dangerous Distraction?

About the recent discussion. "After several months of relative quiet there seems to be a flurry of activity in the UK climate conversation around 'geo-engineering'."

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12.09.2012

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ClimateCentral: Geoengineering Faces Dilemma: Experiment or Not?

About field testing CE methods. "It’s impossible to understand how geoengineering will play out without some sort of field testing, but scientists disagree on whether those tests should even take place"

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12.09.2012

# New Publications

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Chen, Y.-C; et al. (2012): Occurrence of lower cloud albedo in ship tracks

Chen, Y.-C; Christensen, M. W.; Xue, L.; Sorooshian, A.; Stephens, G. L.; Rasmussen, R. M.; Seinfeld, J. H. (2012): Occurrence of lower cloud albedo in ship tracks. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (17), S. 8223–8235. DOI 10.5194/acp-12-8223-2012

Using ship tracks for marine cloud brightening. "We present here an analysis of the albedo responses in ship tracks, based on in situ aircraft measurements and three years of satellite observations of 589 individual ship tracks."

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11.09.2012

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecture: Climate Engineering: Chances and Risks of intervention in our climate system

16.10.2012, Potsdam/Germany

"Does climate engineering - the large-scale technical intervention into the earth's climate system - enable us to design our climate? Dr. Stefan Rahmstorf, climate and marine researcher at PIK discusses different proposals and risks at "Potsdamer Köpfe nachtboulevard"."

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11.09.2012

# New Publications

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Curvelo, Paula (2012): Exploring the Ethics of Geoengineering through Images

Curvelo, Paula (2012): Exploring the Ethics of Geoengineering through Images. In: The International Journal of the Image 2 (2), pp. 177–198.

Narrative analysis of CE discourse. "It is hoped that this paper will contribute to an understanding of the potential of visual narrative research, while also considering the ethical issues in scientific and technological developments."

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11.09.2012

# Media

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Laboratory Equipment: Solar Geoengineering is Feasible, Affordable

Media response to the cost analysis of McClellan et al. "The researchers make it clear that they have not sought to address the science of aerosols in the stratosphere, nor issues of risk, effectiveness or governance that will add to the costs of solar radiation management geoengineering. "

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