November 2013

15.11.2013

# Political Papers

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German young Think Tank of the Club of Rome: 7 Questions on Climate Engineering

A task force from the German young Think Tank 30 of the Club of Rome conducted a list of 7 questions on CE, which were presented by Mojib Lativ and Thomas Bruhn.

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15.11.2013

# Calls & events

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Public Lecture: David Keith: A Case for Climate Engineering

29.11.2013, London

David Keith on his new book "A Case for Climate Engineering".

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14.11.2013

# New Publications

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Stilgoe, Jack; et al. (2013): Public Engagement with Biotechnologies Offers Lessons for the Governance of Geoengineering Research and Beyond

Stilgoe, Jack; Watson, Matthew; Kuo, Kirsty; Marris, Claire (2013): Public Engagement with Biotechnologies Offers Lessons for the Governance of Geoengineering Research and Beyond. In PLoS Biol 11 (11), pp. e1001707. DOI 10.1371/journal.pbio.1001707.

"In this paper, we reflect on our involvement in one of the first major research projects in the emerging area of geoengineering. [...] Geoengineering is unavoidably entangled in a political discussion that scientists should seek to understand and engage with."

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12.11.2013

# Media

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CBCnews: A case for climate engineering (audio)

Interview with David Keith on his new book. Audio stream.

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12.11.2013

# Media

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environmental research web: Geoengineering the climate could reduce vital rains

"But trying to resolve the problem through “geoengineering” could result in monsoonal rains in North America, East Asia, and other regions dropping by 5-7 percent compared to preindustrial conditions. Globally, average precipitation could decrease by about 4.5 percent."

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12.11.2013

# Calls & events

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Discussion: The Post-2015 Climate Agenda: A Role for Climate Engineering?

27.11.2013, Berlin

Discussion with David Keith and Ralph Bodle (Senior Fellow at the EcoLogic Intitute).

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12.11.2013

# New Publications

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Bronson, Diana; et al. (2012): Retooling the Planet. The False Promise of Geoengineering

Bronson, Diana; Mooney, Pat; Wetter, Kathy Jo (2012): Retooling the Planet. The False Promise of Geoengineering. In Tom Butler, George Wuerthner, Richard Heinberg (Eds.): Energy. Overdevelopment and the delusion of endless growth. [Sausalito, CA]: Post Carbon Institute; Watershed Media. ISBN 097095008X

"The notion of using geoengineering is moving from fringe idea to mainstream discussion."

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12.11.2013

# Calls & events

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Debate: The case for and against climate engineering

02.12.2013, Oxford/UK

A debate with David Keith and Mike Hulme. "The debate will focus on solar geoengineering - proposed techniques to reflect a proportion of the sun's radiation back into space to counteract some of the effects of climate change."

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10.11.2013

# New Publications

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Caldeira, Ken; Ricke, Katharine L. (2013): Prudence on solar climate engineering

Caldeira, Ken; Ricke, Katharine L. (2013): Prudence on solar climate engineering. In Nature Climate change 3 (11), p. 941–941. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2036

"The call for prudence by Schäfer et al. (Nature Clim. Change 3, 766; 2013) in relation to field tests of solar climate engineering is welcome. We applaud their effort to help establish informal norms to stifle counterproductive experimentation. However, we should be careful to make sure that what is called ‘prudence’ does not hamper beneficial scientific and technical investigation."

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10.11.2013

# Projects

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Newlight Technologies: Air Carbon Project

Air capture for plastics production. "AirCarbonTM is a material made by separating carbon from air--carbon that would otherwise be in the air we are breathing right now."

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