October 2013

08.10.2013

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the guardian: Why we'd be mad to rule out climate engineering

"If climate change continues then all options to lessen its impact, including geoengineering, must be considered as a last resort"

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07.10.2013

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The Weather Network: Five futuristic plans to combat climate change with geo-engineering

Overview newspaper article. "Meteorologists and climate scientists had a lot to say about last week's report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."

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05.10.2013

# New Publications

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Winickoff, David E.; Brown, Mark B. (2013): Time for a Government Advisory Committee on Geoengineering Research

Winickoff, David E.; Brown, Mark B. (2013): Time for a Government Advisory Committee on Geoengineering Research. In Issues in Science & Technology (Summer), pp. 79–85.

"Even talking about research on geoengineering stirs controversy. Creating an effective mechanism for such discussions will be an essential prerequisite to any scientific work."

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05.10.2013

# New Publications

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Klein, Stephen A.; et al. (2013): Are climate model simulations of clouds improving? An evaluation using the ISCCP simulator

Klein, Stephen A.; Zhang, Yuying; Zelinka, Mark D.; Pincus, Robert; Boyle, James; Gleckler, Peter J. (2013): Are climate model simulations of clouds improving? An evaluation using the ISCCP simulator. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (3), pp. 1329–1342. DOI 10.1002/jgrd.50141.

Study linked to could seeding. "The annual cycle climatology of cloud amount, cloud-top pressure, and optical thickness in two generations of climate models is compared to satellite observations to identify changes over time in the fidelity of simulated clouds."

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05.10.2013

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Counter Currents.org: What Is Geoengineering And How Does It Work?

Interview with Ben Kravitz. "Dr. Kravitz is part of a group of scientists researching geoengineering and hoping to prevent the future negative effects of global warming. ITHP got to interview Dr. Kravitz about his work in climate modeling and research"

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03.10.2013

# New Publications

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Su, Wenying; et al. (2013): Global all-sky shortwave direct radiative forcing of anthropogenic aerosols from combined satellite observations and GOCART simulations

Su, Wenying; Loeb, Norman G.; Schuster, Gregory L.; Chin, Mian; Rose, Fred G. (2013): Global all-sky shortwave direct radiative forcing of anthropogenic aerosols from combined satellite observations and GOCART simulations. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (2), pp. 655–669. DOI 10.1029/2012JD018294.

Aerosol study connected to SRM. "We combine 3-hourly cloud properties from satellite retrievals with two aerosol data sets to calculate the all-sky aerosol direct radiative effect (DRE), which is the mean radiative perturbation due to the presence of both natural and anthropogenic aerosols."

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03.10.2013

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NewScientist: Earth, 2100 AD: Four futures of environment and society

"Climate models and the latest IPCC data reveal four possible futures for global population, economy and environment at the end of this century"

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03.10.2013

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[press review] IPCC Assessment Report on CE

The IPCC Working Group I included a paragraph on CE in its contribution to the Fith Assessment Report (AR5) published on 27.09.2013. Newspapers and blogs responded. (2nd update, 03.10.)


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03.10.2013

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e360: Has the U.N. Climate Panel Now Outlived Its Usefulness?

"Some scientists are saying the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is overly conservative and fails to mention some of the most worrisome possible scenarios. The panel, they contend, is no longer fulfilling its mission of informing policy makers of the risks of global warming."

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02.10.2013

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The Indipendent: Plan to use financial markets to halt climate change is ‘doomed’

Response to economics in IPCC Assessment Report. With a comment on CE.

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