May 2013

23.05.2013

# New Publications

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ETC Group (2013): Opposition to Geoengineering. There’s No Place Like H.O.M.E.

ETC Group (2013): Opposition to Geoengineering. There’s No Place Like H.O.M.E. Opinion Article (‘Geoengineering Our Climate?’ Working Paper and Opinion Article Series, 2).

NGO perspective on CE politics.

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23.05.2013

# Media

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Thought Infection Blog: Nature Has No Allegiances: An Argument for Geoengineering

"We must start to take responsibility for the long term impact of our actions on the environment. More importantly, we must give up on the idea that the natural world is designed for us, and if we simply somehow  ”go back to nature”, then we can get back to a fairy tale state of harmonious balance with nature."

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23.05.2013

# New Publications

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Smith, Lydia J.; Torn, Margaret S. (2013): Ecological limits to terrestrial biological carbon dioxide removal

Smith, Lydia J.; Torn, Margaret S. (2013): Ecological limits to terrestrial biological carbon dioxide removal. In Climatic Change 118 (1), pp. 89–103. DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0682-3.

"Terrestrial biological atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (BCDR) through bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECS), afforestation/reforestation, and forest and soil management is a family of proposed climate change mitigation strategies."

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23.05.2013

# Media

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nanowerk: Carbon capture: Making use of minerals

Media response to Highfield (2012a) and Highfield (2012b). "Possible, but expensive, methods include burying the gas underground between rock layers or ‘scrubbing’ the CO2in power station cooling towers before it is released."

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23.05.2013

# New Publications

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Highfield, James; et al. (2012): Activation of serpentine for CO2 mineralization by flux extraction of soluble magnesium salts using ammonium sulfate

Highfield, James; Lim, HuiQi; Fagerlund, Johan; Zevenhoven, Ron (2012): Activation of serpentine for CO2 mineralization by flux extraction of soluble magnesium salts using ammonium sulfate. In RSC Adv. 2 (16), p. 6535. DOI 10.1039/c2ra01347a.

"This paper concerns the growing role of cheap and potentially recyclable ammonium salts in CO2 mineralization."

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20.05.2013

# Media

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Digital Journal: Australia presses for international ban on geoengineered oceans

"Australia is pressing for a ban on geoengineering the oceans with iron sulfate, a process which came to prominence last year after an attempt was made to augment salmon stocks off the Canadian Pacific coast by adding chemicals to ocean waters."

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20.05.2013

# New Publications

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Vuuren, Detlef P.; Stehfest, Elke (2013): If climate action becomes urgent: the importance of response times for various climate strategies

Vuuren, Detlef P.; Stehfest, Elke (2013): If climate action becomes urgent: the importance of response times for various climate strategies. In Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-013-0769-5.

"A key question for climate policy in general, but even more in the case a rapid response is needed, is: what are the characteristic response times of the response options, such as rapid mitigation or solar radiation management (SRM)?"

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20.05.2013

# Media

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Video: Democracy Now - Geoengineering: Can We Save the Planet by Messing with Nature?

Interview with Clive Hamilton on Democracy Now.

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20.05.2013

# Media

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Geoengineeirng Politics Blog: New London Protocol Proposal to Regulate Marine Geoengineering

Discussion of the proposed amendments to the London Protocol. "In essence, this proposal establishes a procedural mechanism for regulating any geoengineering technique involving the introduction of materials to the sea, based on processes previously developed to address ocean fertilization."

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17.05.2013

# Media

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The Daily Beast: Can Humans Survive?

About her new book: Newitz (2013). "As geoengineers, we aren’t going to “heal” the earth or return it to a prehuman “state of nature.” That would mean submitting ourselves to the vicissitudes of the planet’s carbon cycles, which have already caused several mass extinctions"

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