April 2013

08.04.2013

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ETC Group: Normalizing Geoengineering as Foreign Aid

Critique of seeing CE as a support technology.

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05.04.2013

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Scientific American: High School Students Debate Climate Change: Adapt or Geoengineer?

"As part of a national contest, teams of high school students argue adaptation is the only viable response to global warming whereas another team calls for geoengineering"

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See also the report in The Daily Climate


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05.04.2013

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Third GeoMIP Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Workshop

15.-16.04.2013, Potsdam/Germany

"Mind the Gap – Climate Engineering between Models and Reality: A panel discussion of "Climate engineering" (CE or Geoengineering, as it is also called), chaired by Mark Lawrence, director of the Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere cluster of the Institute of Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS)"

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03.04.2013

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7th Kiel Institute Summer School on Economic Policy - The Challenge of Climate Engineering

09.-15.06.2013, Kiel/Germany - application deadline: 15.04.2013

The Challenge of Climate Engineering. "The summer school aims to provide information on the current state of developments in the field of climate engineering covering a variety of disciplines."

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03.04.2013

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Generation Anthropocene: The (mad) science of geoengineering

"Climate scientist Ken Caldeira begins with a discussion of ocean acidification, a term he helped coin."

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03.04.2013

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RTCC: Geoengineering could cause drought in Sahel

Media response to Haywood, et al (2013). "Less than three weeks after two US researchers called for global agreement on the governance of geo-engineering research, British meteorologists have provided a case study in potential geo-engineering disaster."

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03.04.2013

# New Publications

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Amelung, Dorothee; Funke, Joachim (2013): Dealing with the uncertainties of climate engineering: Warnings from a psychological complex problem solving perspective

Amelung, Dorothee; Funke, Joachim (2013): Dealing with the uncertainties of climate engineering: Warnings from a psychological complex problem solving perspective. In: Technology in Society 35 (1), pp. 32–40.

"By adopting the psychological perspective of complex problem solving research, we analyze one frequently neglected source of uncertainty with regard to climate engineering: errors of the political problem-solver in his interaction with the situational demands of complex problems."

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03.04.2013

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aeon magazine: Blue sky thinking

"Geoengineers are would-be deities who dream of mastering the heavens. But are humans the ones who are out of control?"

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03.04.2013

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Heliophage Blog: Climate geoengineering for natural disasters

Oliver Morton summs up some of the latest studies with a focus on risks.

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03.04.2013

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Round Table Discussion: Climate Engineering Governance - Different Perspectives from Around the World

23.05.2013, Potsdam/Germany

"Based on short statements about developments, challenges and problems of the governance of Climate Engineering research and possible deployment from different parts of the world the round table event gives the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts in normative theory, environmental ethics and philosophy, and international law."

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