November 2012

16.11.2012

# Media

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Techonomy 2012: Geo-engineering – Who Decides, and Who Benefits?

Video containing an interview with David Keith and Andrew Parker. "What are the risks, the opportunities, and the socioeconomic and political implications of the rapidly- evolving science of geo-engineering?"

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16.11.2012

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grist: Geoengineering: A mad scientist’s guide to fixing the planet

A comedian's article on the idea of CE.

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16.11.2012

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TheIntelHub: Public Perception of Climate Geoengineering in Japan as Revealed in an Online Survey

"Here we present results on an online, national survey conducted in March 8-9, 2011, in Japan, to examine the public perception."

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15.11.2012

# Political Papers

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Mooney, Pat; et al. (2012): Darken the sky and whiten the earth

Mooney, Pat; Wetter, Kathy Jo; Bronson, Diana (2012): Darken the sky and whiten the earth. The dangers of geoengineering. In: What Next Forum (Hg.): Climate, Development and Equity. Uppsala (What next?, 3), pp. 210–237.

Critical review of CE.

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14.11.2012

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MarketWatch: Bloomberg’s misguided endorsement of Obama

About the economic benefits of CE. "The geoengineering approach could be a less-expensive substitute for, or supplement to, industrial carbon reduction policies such as green jobs policies."

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13.11.2012

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Huffington Post: The New Politics of Climate Change

Ten thesis on climate politics with one on CE. "10. Tragically, geo-engineering may be unavoidable, but ill-considered application of it must be resisted."

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13.11.2012

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VOXXI: Can we engineer a fix to our climate problems?

General article. "Is it time to get serious about geoengineering our way out of climate problems?"

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13.11.2012

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Geoengineering Politics Blog: New Labeling Initiative Seeks to Promote Biochar-Grown Food

Summary blog post on food production with biochar.

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13.11.2012

# New Publications

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Bewick, R.; et al. (2012): Heliotropic Dust Rings for Earth Climate Engineering

Bewick, R.; Lücking, C.; Colombo, C.; Sanchez, J.P; McInnes, C.R (2012): Heliotropic Dust Rings for Earth Climate Engineering. In: Advances in Space Research. DOI dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.asr.2012.10.024

"This paper examines the concept of a Sun-pointing elliptical Earth ring comprised of dust grains to offset global warming."

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12.11.2012

# New Publications

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Preston, Christopher J. (2012): Ethics and geoengineering: reviewing the moral issues raised by solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal

Preston, Christopher J. (2012): Ethics and geoengineering: reviewing the moral issues raised by solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal. In: WIREs Clim Change (online first), DOI 10.1002/wcc.198

"Ethicists, social scientists, and experts in governance have begun the work of addressing these concerns. [...] The wide range of geoengineering technologies currently being discussed makes it prudent that each technique should be evaluated individually for its ethical merit."

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