October 2013

22.10.2013

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Science News Focus: Dr. Cool

Profile of David Keith. "David Keith has helped usher geoengineering into the mainstream. Actually testing a way to cool the planet is his next big challenge."

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22.10.2013

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Geoengineering Politics Blog: London Protocol Adopts Amendments to Regulate All Marine Geoengineering

"Last Friday, parties to the London Convention/London Protocol (LC/LP) on ocean dumping formally adopted amendments which would establish a new "positive list" of marine geoengineering techniques that could be permitted under the Protocol, subject to a test of scientific legitimacy using tailored "Assessment Frameworks.""

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22.10.2013

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the Maritime Executive: Marine Geoengineering to be Regulated Under Amendments to International Treaty

"Marine geoengineering, including ocean fertilization, will be regulated under amendments to the 1996 Protocol to the international treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes and other matter at sea."

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22.10.2013

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Zhang, Weixin; et al. (2013): Earthworms facilitate carbon sequestration through unequal amplification of carbon stabilization compared with mineralization

Zhang, Weixin; Hendrix, Paul F.; Dame, Lauren E.; Burke, Roger A.; Wu, Jianping; Neher, Deborah A. et al. (2013): Earthworms facilitate carbon sequestration through unequal amplification of carbon stabilization compared with mineralization. In Nat Comms 4. DOI 10.1038/ncomms3576.

Could be linked to CDR and bio climate engineering. "We show how two widespread earthworm invaders affect net carbon sequestration through impacts on the balance of carbon mineralization and carbon stabilization."

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17.10.2013

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The GiveWell Blog: Geoengineering research

"This writeup outlines the basic case for why geoengineering research might be a promising cause for philanthropy, as well as listing all of the funded projects we know of in a spreadsheet."

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17.10.2013

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Ochen Challenge Mitigating ACidification Impacts

"The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation awarded the $10,000 top prize of the Paul G. Allen Ocean Challenge to Dr. Ruth D. Gates from the Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Dr. Madeleine van Oppen from the Australian Institute of Marine Science for their idea to increase the resilience of critical and highly vulnerable coral reef ecosystems"

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17.10.2013

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Carbon and Climate Law Review (CCLR): Special Issue on Climate Change Geoengineering

Carbon and climate law journal with a special issue on CE.

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17.10.2013

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2013): An overview of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Forster, Piers M.; Haywood, James M.; Lawrence, Mark G.; Schmidt, Hauke (2013): An overview of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2013JD020569.

"The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) was designed to determine robust climate system model responses to solar geoengineering."

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15.10.2013

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bastamag: Geo-engineering: scientists, billionaires and military forces to manipulate the atmosphere

'Spraying sulfur into the stratosphere, changing ocean chemistry ... To combat global warming, techniques for handling large-scale climate are being studied.' (Google translate)

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15.10.2013

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Niemeier, U.; et al. (2013): Solar irradiance reduction via climate engineering - Impact of different techniques on the energy balance and the hydrological cycle.

Niemeier, U.; Schmidt, H.; Alterskjaer, K.; Kristj√°nsson, J. E. (2013): Solar irradiance reduction via climate engineering - Impact of different techniques on the energy balance and the hydrological cycle. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2013JD020445

"Different techniques of solar radiation management (SRM) have been suggested to counteract global warming, among them the injection of sulfur into the stratosphere, mirrors in space, and marine cloud brightening through artificial emissions of sea salt. This study focuses on to what extent climate impacts of these three methods would be different."

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