October 2013

24.10.2013

# Calls & events

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Civil Society Meeting

04.11.2013, Washington, DC

"The Washington Geoengineering Consortium (WGC) will convene a half-day of moderated discussion on the fast evolving topic of geoengineering."

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24.10.2013

# Media

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Phys.org: Team uses forest waste to develop cheaper, greener supercapacitors

Biochar method. "Researchers report that wood-biochar supercapacitors can produce as much power as today's activated-carbon supercapacitors at a fraction of the cost – and with environmentally friendly byproducts."

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24.10.2013

# New Publications

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Golkhar, A.; et al. (2013): Investigation of CO2 removal by silica and CNT nanofluids in microporous hollow fiber membrane contactors

Golkhar, A.; Keshavarz, P.; Mowla, D. (2013): Investigation of CO2 removal by silica and CNT nanofluids in microporous hollow fiber membrane contactors. In Journal of Membrane Science 433 (0), pp. 17–24. DOI 10.1016/j.memsci.2013.01.022.

Linked to CDR. "In this study, nanofluids of nanosilica and carbon nanotube have been applied as absorbents in a gas–liquid hollow fiber membrane contactor for CO2 separation."

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23.10.2013

# Calls & events

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CfP: Climate Engineering Conference 2014

Deadline 06.12.2013, conference 18.-21.08.2014, Berlin

"The conference will focus on the technical, ethical, and social aspects of climate engineering via disciplinary research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary engagement."

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22.10.2013

# Media

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NPR (radio): To Fix Climate Change, Scientists Turn To Hacking The Earth

"In the summer of 2012, a small group of the Haida people, a native community in Canada, had a problem. The salmon they rely on were disappearing. So the Haida took matters into their own hands."

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22.10.2013

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The Independent: Let's play God: The scientific experiments that might save the world (or destroy it...)

"Fake volcanoes, giant space mirrors, oceans of iron filings… One of these ideas might save our planet from the worst effects of global warming – or destroy it. "

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22.10.2013

# New Publications

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Szerszynski, B.; Galarraga, M. (2013): Geoengineering knowledge: interdisciplinarity and the shaping of climate engineering research (preliminary version)

Szerszynski, B.; Galarraga, M. (2013): Geoengineering knowledge: interdisciplinarity and the shaping of climate engineering research; In: Environment and Planning A 2013, volume 45, doi:10.1068/a45647 (preliminary version)

"In this paper we highlight the need to attend to the structuring power of knowledge production in geoengineering research, because of the way that problem definitions are shaped by disciplinary ways of thinking and describing the world."

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22.10.2013

# New Publications

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Szerszynski, B.; et al. (2013): Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix (prelimenary version)

Szerszynski, B.; et al. (2013): Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix; in: Environment and Planning A 2013, volume 45, doi 1068/a45649 (prelimenary version)

"In this paper we argue that recent policy treatments of solar radiation management  (SRM)  have  insufficiently  addressed  its potential  implications  for contemporary  political  systems."

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22.10.2013

# Projects

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Cool Planet Announces Launch of Cool Terra™ Biochar Soil Amendment

"Cool Planet Energy Systems, a developer of small-scale bio refineries for the conversion of non-food biomass into biofuels and soil enhancing biochar, announced today the launch of their biochar soil amendment product “Cool Terra™” for commercial agricultural trials."

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22.10.2013

# Media

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WiWo: Five Proposals for Climate Politics (German)

German newspaper article with five climate political proposals including CE.

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