January 2013

28.01.2013

# New Publications

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Goeschl, Timo; et al. (2013): The Intergenerational Transfer of Solar Radiation Management Capabilities and Atmospheric Carbon Stocks

Goeschl, Timo; Heyen, Daniel; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2013): The Intergenerational Transfer of Solar Radiation Management Capabilities and Atmospheric Carbon Stocks. In: University of Heidelberg Discussion Paper Series (540).

"In this paper, we add economic rigor to this important debate on the intergenerational transfer of technological capabilities and pollution stocks."

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28.01.2013

# New Publications

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Macnaghten, Phil; Szerszynski, Bronislaw (2013): Living the global social experiment

Macnaghten, Phil; Szerszynski, Bronislaw (2013): Living the global social experiment: An analysis of public discourse on solar radiation management and its implications for governance. In: Global Environmental Change. (in press)  DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2012.12.008

"In this article we examine current debates on solar radiation management governance, clarifying a number of assumptions that persist and why these require further scrutiny."

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28.01.2013

# Media

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DigInfo: Artificial Photosynthesis System as efficient as plants and can reduce CO2 levels

"A group at Panasonic has developed the Artificial Photosynthesis System, which produces organic materials with a world-leading efficiency in terms of solar energy conversion."

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24.01.2013

# Media

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[press review] Olivine impact study with marine biology

Press review to the paper: Köhler, Peter; etc. (2013): Geoengineering impact of open ocean dissolution of olivine on atmospheric CO 2, surface ocean pH and marine biology

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23.01.2013

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecutre: Geoengineering - an Insurance Policy for Planet Earth?

07.03.2012, Oxford/UK, Oxford University

"The event is designed as a regional meeting to allow those people who are registered Chartered Environmentalists to meet similarly qualified people from different professional bodies. The event is free for Chartered Environmentalists, and their guests."

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23.01.2013

# New Publications

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Köhler, Peter; etc. (2013): Geoengineering impact of open ocean dissolution of olivine on atmospheric CO 2, surface ocean pH and marine biology

Köhler, Peter; Abrams, Jesse F.; Völker, Christoph; Hauck, Judith; Wolf-Gladrow, Dieter A. (2013): Geoengineering impact of open ocean dissolution of olivine on atmospheric CO 2, surface ocean pH and marine biology. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 8 (1), pp. 14009. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/8/1/014009

Modeling study of olivine dissolution when used as a CDR technology.

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22.01.2013

# Political Papers

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ETC Group: The Artificial Intelligence of Geoengineering

ETC Group Communiqué, Issue 109: The Artificial Intelligence of Geoengineering

Policy paper about complexity and politics.

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22.01.2013

# New Publications

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Fyfe, J.C; et al. (2013): Biogeochemical carbon coupling inuences global precipitation in geoengineering experiments

Fyfe, J.C; Cole, J.N.S; Arora, V.K; Scinocca, J.F (2013): Biogeochemical carbon coupling inuences global precipitation in geoengineering experiments. In: Geophys. Res. Lett.. (accepted article) DOI 10.1002/grl.50166

"While this precipitation response has been explained on the basis of changes in net radiation controlling evaporative processes at the surface, there has been relatively little consideration of the relative role of biogeochemical carbon-cycle interactions."

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22.01.2013

# New Publications

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Zeng, Ning; et al. (2012): Carbon sequestration via wood harvest and storage: An assessment of its harvest potential

Zeng, Ning; King, Anthony W.; Zaitchik, Ben; Wullschleger, Stan D.; Gregg, Jay; Wang, Shaoqiang; Kirk-Davidoff, Dan (2012): Carbon sequestration via wood harvest and storage: An assessment of its harvest potential. In: Climatic Change. (published online) DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0624-0

"A carbon sequestration strategy has recently been proposed in which a forest is actively managed, and a fraction of the wood is selectively harvested and stored to prevent decomposition. The forest serves as a ‘carbon scrubber’ or ‘carbon remover’ that provides continuous sequestration (negative emissions)."

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18.01.2013

# New Publications

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Manning, David A. C.; Renforth, Phil (2013): Passive Sequestration of Atmospheric CO 2 through Coupled Plant-Mineral Reactions in Urban soils

Manning, David A. C.; Renforth, Phil (2013): Passive Sequestration of Atmospheric CO 2 through Coupled Plant-Mineral Reactions in Urban soils. In: Environ. Sci. Technol. 47 (1), pp. 135–141.

"It offers a sustainable carbon dioxide removal mechanism analogous to the use of constructed wetlands for the passive remediation of contaminated waters, and is likely to achieve wide public acceptance."

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