November 2012

19.11.2012

# New Publications

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Jones, A.; Haywood, J. M. (2012): Sea-spray geoengineering in the HadGEM2-ES earth-system model: radiative impact and climate response

Jones, A.; Haywood, J. M. (2012): Sea-spray geoengineering in the HadGEM2-ES earth-system model: radiative impact and climate response. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 12 (22), pp. 10887–10898. DOI 10.5194/acp-12-10887-2012

Climate modeling of sea spray cloud whitening. "The radiative impact and climate effects of geoengineering using sea-spray aerosols have been investigated in the HadGEM2-ES Earth system model using a fully prognostic treatment of the sea-spray aerosols and also including their direct radiative effect."

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19.11.2012

# Media

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Texas Enterprise: Climate Engineering May Be the Key to Fighting Global Warming

"J. Eric Bickel, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Graduate Program in Operations Research (Department of Mechanical Engineering), discussed findings from his research into climate engineering during a Nov. 1 Energy Symposium lecture on the University of Texas Campus. "

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16.11.2012

# Media

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brisbanetimes: Looking for a way out of this mess

"We seem unable to cut CO2 emission, but can technology remove them from the atmosphere? Sue Nelson investigates geoegineering"

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16.11.2012

# Media

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Los Angeles Times: The pros and cons of trying to adjust the global thermostat

Opinion of the discussion that took place at the Techonomy 2012 conference.

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16.11.2012

# Media

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Huffington Post: Why We Don't Need Carbon Cowboys

About the Canadian iron fertilization experiment and natural carbon storage of rainforests.

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16.11.2012

# New Publications

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Wadhams, Peter (2012): The Arctic “Death Spiral”

Wadhams, Peter (2012): The Arctic “Death Spiral”. In: Sci Am 307 (6), p. 12. DOI 10.1038/scientificamerican1212-12

"Geoengineering may be our best chance to save what sea ice is left"

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16.11.2012

# Media

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io9: 10 Ways Geoengineering Could Save the World

List of CE-methods.

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16.11.2012

# Media

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The Conversation: Backing biochar: the Australian Government’s role

"This promising approach is making no contribution to offsetting greenhouse gas emissions. Given the benefits of biochar, why is it taking so long to diffuse?"

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16.11.2012

# Political Papers

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biofuelwatch: BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage): Climate saviour or dangerous hype?

biofuelwatch: BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage): Climate saviour or dangerous hype?, by Rachel Smolker and Almuth Ernsting

"The report examines the theory behind BECCS, the likely impacts should such a technology be scaled up and the technical and economic barriers."

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16.11.2012

# Calls & events

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Workshop on “Solar Geoengineering: Research, Governance, and African Involvement”

26.-28.11.2012, Boksburg/South Africa

"The Solar Radiation Management Governance Initiative (SRMGI) and the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) are organizing a participatory half-day workshop"

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