April 2013

23.04.2013

# Projects

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Start of Geoengineering Working Paper Series: Geoengineering our Climate?

"Relying upon the written contributions of a global network of scholars, policy-makers, and civic environmentalists, around forty Working Papers (~5000 words) and Opinion Articles (~1500 words) will be released over 2013-2014, accompanied by a short video interview with their authors."

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23.04.2013

# Media

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ars technica: Exploring public concerns about geoengineering the climate

Media response to Pidgeon et al. (2013). "UK researchers talk about pumping reflective aerosols into the atmosphere."

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23.04.2013

# Media

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The Cost of Energy Blog: The inevitability of geoengineering

"We’ll continue skipping along this comfortable path of denial for a while, perhaps a few years, perhaps a decade or two, until Father Physics and Mother nature tackle us, grab us by the throat, and slam our head into the ground repeatedly."

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23.04.2013

# New Publications

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Applied Geochemistry: Special Issue on Geochemical Aspects of Geologic Carbon Storage

Issue with articles related to CDR and CSS.

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22.04.2013

# Calls & events

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Workshop: Religious and Spiritual Perspectives on Climate Engineering

24.-26.04.2013, Potsdam/Germany

"We are convening a scientific workshop that addresses how climate engineering can be conceptualized within different religious and spiritual framings and worldviews."

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22.04.2013

# New Publications

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Mazzotti, Marco; et al. (2013): Direct air capture of CO2 with chemicals. optimization of a two-loop hydroxide carbonate system using a countercurrent air-liquid contactor

Mazzotti, Marco; Baciocchi, Renato; Desmond, Michael J.; Socolow, Robert H. (2013): Direct air capture of CO2 with chemicals. optimization of a two-loop hydroxide carbonate system using a countercurrent air-liquid contactor. In: Climatic Change 118 (1), pp. 119–135. DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0679-y

On Direct Air Capture. "Two new correlations are developed that relate mass transfer and pressure drop to the air and liquid flow velocities in the countercurrent packed absorption column."

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17.04.2013

# Calls & events

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Workshop: The Politics of Geoengineering

07.05.2013, London

Workshop by invitation. "A workshop on the politics behind the different ‘geoengineering’ options."

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17.04.2013

# New Publications

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Hamilton, Clive (2013): Moral haze clouds geoengineering

Hamilton, Clive (2013): Moral haze clouds geoengineering. Potsdam (EuTRACE Journal, 1).

On moral, CE and CSS.

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17.04.2013

# New Publications

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Murphy, D. M. (2013): Little net clear-sky radiative forcing from recent regional redistribution of aerosols

Murphy, D. M. (2013): Little net clear-sky radiative forcing from recent regional redistribution of aerosols. In: Nature Geosci 6 (4), pp. 258–262. DOI doi:10.1038/ngeo1740

Connected to SRM. "Here, I use multi-angle imaging spectroradiometer (MISR) satellite data and the Atmospheric and Environmental Research radiative transfer model to assess the radiative effect of the spatial redistribution of aerosols over the past decade."

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17.04.2013

# New Publications

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Scientific American: Root Fungus Stores a Surprising Amount of the Carbon Sequestered in Soil

Connected to CDR. "A new study in Sweden, however, indicates that 50 to 70 percent of the carbon bound in soil is actually from tree roots and the fungi that grow on them."

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