May 2013

02.05.2013

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chinadialogue: Is it better to let the Greenland ice sheet collapse or use geoengineering?

Expert discussion. "Two leading climate academics – Ken Caldeira and Clive Hamilton – debate the issue of geoengineering and whether it should be allowed to go-ahead"

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02.05.2013

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Video: Mind the Gap - Climate Engineering between Models and Reality / Panel Discussion

Video recorded panel discussion from the IASS meeting in Potsdam "Mind the Gap" on 16.04.2013.

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01.05.2013

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Cultural Cognition Project: "Yes we can--with more technology!" A more hopeful narrative on climate?

Social sicence study. "But what captures my interest, of course, is the "science communication" significance of the "yes we can--with more technology" theme."

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01.05.2013

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essa: Geoengineering a new climate: a story of moral hazard

Students magazine article about economics and moral hazard of CE. "Funding geoengineering is a morally hazardous insurance policy. Life on earth bears the cost if things go wrong."

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01.05.2013

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Job: Scientist/Postdoc in climate modeling/data analysis

"The Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) is a multidisciplinary center for climate and Earth system research located in Hamburg, Germany. The Max Planck Institute for Meteorol-ogy contributes to the ComparCE project funded by the DFG (German Science foundation) within the priority program “Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?”."

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01.05.2013

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The National Academies: Project "Geoengineering Climate: Technical Evaluation and Discussion of Impacts"

"An ad hoc committee will conduct a technical evaluation of a limited number of proposed geoengineering techniques, including examples of both solar radiation management (SRM) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) techniques, and comment generally on the potential impacts of deploying these technologies, including possible environmental, economic, and national security concerns."

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01.05.2013

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chinadialogue: China’s geoengineering plans dismissed as “fantasy”

"The authorities are increasing their cloud-seeding ambitions in response to drought, but many experts are sceptical about the benefits"

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01.05.2013

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chinadialogue: China could move first to geoengineer the climate

Interview with Clive Hamilton. "As geoengineering advocates talk up the “technofix” approach to climate change, governments may start intervening unilaterally in earth’s systems, says Clive Hamilton"

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