December 2013

17.12.2013

# New Publications

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Clark, Nigel (2013): Geoengineering and geologic politics

Clark, Nigel (2013): Geoengineering and geologic politics. In Environ. Plann. A 45 (12), pp. 2825–2832. DOI 10.1068/a45646.

"This paper turns the attention back on the social sciences, arguing that recent styles of ontological and political thought do not prepare us well for engaging with geologic issues in general, and geoengineering in particular."

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17.12.2013

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Yusoff, Kathryn (2013): The geoengine: geoengineering and the geopolitics of planetary modification

Yusoff, Kathryn (2013): The geoengine: geoengineering and the geopolitics of planetary modification. In Environ. Plann. A 45 (12), pp. 2799–2808. DOI 10.1068/a45645.

"This paper suggests that only by attending to the geo-ontological formations inherent in the fabrication of an engineerable earth, can a new geopolitics be accommodated within political thought that takes account of a much more active ‘geoengine’ that is being opened to political and material modification. "

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17.12.2013

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Rau, G. H.; et al. (2013): Direct electrolytic dissolution of silicate minerals for air CO2 mitigation and carbon-negative H2 production

Rau, G. H.; Carroll, S. A.; Bourcier, W. L.; Singleton, M. J.; Smith, M. M.; Aines, R. D. (2013): Direct electrolytic dissolution of silicate minerals for air CO2 mitigation and carbon-negative H2 production. In PNAS 110 (25), pp. 10095–10100. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1222358110.

"We experimentally demonstrate the direct coupling of silicate mineral dissolution with saline water electrolysis and H2 production to effect significant air CO2 absorption, chemical conversion, and storage in solution."

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16.12.2013

# Media

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BBC News: Hydrogen squeezed from stone could be new energy source

"An interesting further application of the serpentine that is produced by this reaction, is the capture of atmospheric carbon. Serpentine in nature is known to actively scour CO2 by carbonation, and has previously been suggested as a feedstock for sequestering atmospheric carbon on a global scale."

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16.12.2013

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

Szerszynski, Bronislaw; Kearnes, Matthew; Macnaghten, Phil; Owen, Richard; Stilgoe, Jack (2013): Why solar radiation management geoengineering and democracy won’t mix. In Environ. Plann. A 45 (12), pp. 2809–2816. DOI 10.1068/a45649.

"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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16.12.2013

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Scientific American: Salt Spray May Prove Most Feasible Geoengineering

Media response to Alterskjaer, Kari; et al. (2013). "The geoengineering technique might have some unintended benefits, like more rainfall, but also consequences if ever interrupted"

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16.12.2013

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Alterskjaer, Kari; et al. (2013): Sea-salt injections into the low-latitude marine boundary layer: The transient response in three Earth system models

Alterskjaer, Kari; Kristjánsson, Jón Egill; Boucher, Olivier; Muri, Helene; Niemeier, Ulrike; Schmidt, Hauke et al. (2013): Sea-salt injections into the low-latitude marine boundary layer: The transient response in three Earth system models. In: J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 118 (21), S. 12,195. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020432.

"In this study, we show results from multidecadal simulations of such sea-salt climate engineering (SSCE) on top of the RCP4.5 emission scenario using three Earth system models."

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15.12.2013

# Calls & events

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11th CE-newsletter available now

11th CE-newsletter available now available here.


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12.12.2013

# Media

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Huffington Post: Geoengineering The Sky is Not 'Normal'

"This insistence that we engage in debate over climate geoengineering is part of the process of "normalization" that seems orchestrated -- perhaps deliberately -- with the intent of habituating people to the whole idea of climate geoengineering as an option."

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12.12.2013

# New Publications

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Environmental Science & Policy - special issue on deforestation

Special issue of Environmental Science & Policy on deforestation, climate change and governance.

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