October 2013

02.10.2013

# Calls & events

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Debate: Controlling the climate? Public debate on geoengineering

07.11.2013, Hove/UK

"This public debate on geoengineering research will bring leading scientists and campaigners together with members of the public to explore the complex ethical and political questions associated with research on climate engineering, to debate the motion: ‘We need to do more research on geoengineering.’"

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02.10.2013

# New Publications

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Briggs, Chad M. (2013): Is Geoengineering a National Security Risk

Briggs, Chad M. (2013): Is Geoengineering a National Security Risk (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"Despite the history of military attempts to control weather and environmental conditions, it is important not to simplify geoengineering security concerns, nor to overstate potential military responses."

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01.10.2013

# Media

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Innovation report: Biochar quiets microbes, including some plant pathogens

"Synthetic biologists at Rice probe biochar’s impact on microbial signaling"

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01.10.2013

# New Publications

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Modak, A.; Bala, G. (2013): Sensitivity of simulated climate to latitudinal distribution of solar insolation reduction in SRM geoengineering methods

Modak, A.; Bala, G. (2013): Sensitivity of simulated climate to latitudinal distribution of solar insolation reduction in SRM geoengineering methods. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 13 (10), pp. 25387–25415. DOI 10.5194/acpd-13-25387-2013.

"We perform a set of idealized geoengineering simulations to understand the global hydrological implications of varying the latitudinal distribution 5 of solar insolation reduction in SRM methods."

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01.10.2013

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Lectures: Seminar on Climate Geoengineering and the Question of Justice

04.10.2013, Lund/Sweden

"This seminar on Climate Geoengineering and the Question of Justice is jointly organized by the Department of Political Science, LUCSUS and the Earth System Governance Project and focuses on the implications of the principle of intergenerational equity in terms of potential deployment of SRM technologies."

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01.10.2013

# New Publications

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Allenby, Brad (2013): An earth systems engineering perspective on geoengineering

Allenby, Brad (2013): An earth systems engineering perspective on geoengineering. In Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering Sustainability 166 (5), pp. 220–228. DOI 10.1680/ensu.12.00022.

"An earth systems engineering and management perspective enables a deeper understanding of the challenges raised by technological solutions, and suggests means by which geoengineering approaches might be modified to be both more effective and less risky."

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