December 2013

11.12.2013

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob (2013): Framing Geoengineering Assessment

Bellamy, Rob (2013): Framing Geoengineering Assessment (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"In support of decision making, the selection of contexts and methods in technology assessment both constitute broad sites of instrumental framing, which act to condition assessment outcomes."

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11.12.2013

# Political Papers

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US Congressional Research Services: Geoengineering: Governance and Technology Policy (update)

Bracmort, Kelsi; Lattanzio, Richard K. (2013): Geoengineering. Governance and Technology Policy. Congressional Research Service. Washington, D.C. (R41371).

Updated report of the US Congressional Research Service. "With the possibility that geoengineering technologies may be developed and that climate change will remain an issue of global concern, policymakers may determine whether geoengineering warrants attention at either the federal or international level."

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10.12.2013

# New Publications

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Heyward, Clare; Rayner, Steve (2013): A Curious Asymmetry. Social Science Expertise and Geoengineering

Heyward, Clare; Rayner, Steve (2013): A Curious Asymmetry. Social Science Expertise and Geoengineering (CGG Working Papers).

"This article traces the development of geoengineering discourses and highlights the technocratic overtones of the previous climate change and environmental discourses that facilitated the advent of geoengineering research as a serious policy option."

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08.12.2013

# Media

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Naturschutz.ch: The Perils of Geoengineering

Swiss environmental website on CE and the article Kleidon, A.; Renner, M. (2013).

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08.12.2013

# Media

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The Verge: Weather wars: who should be allowed to engineer our climate?

"Geoengineering could be the silver bullet in fighting climate change — or the start of something even worse"

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06.12.2013

# New Publications

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KIM, Jung-Eun (2013): Implications of Current Developments in International Liability for the Practice of Marine Geo-engineering Activities

KIM, Jung-Eun (2013): Implications of Current Developments in International Liability for the Practice of Marine Geo-engineering Activities. In: AsianJIL, S. 1–26. DOI: 10.1017/S2044251313000283.

"One of the key purposes of the liability regime could be to make ocean users more cautious when exploring and exploiting the oceans through charging cleaning costs or imposing compensation for damage. This paper aims to identify such a preventative effect of the international liability regime, in particular, state liability."

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05.12.2013

# New Publications

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Kleidon, A.; Renner, M. (2013): A simple explanation for the sensitivity of the hydrologic cycle to surface temperature and solar radiation and its implications for global climate change

Kleidon, A.; Renner, M. (2013): A simple explanation for the sensitivity of the hydrologic cycle to surface temperature and solar radiation and its implications for global climate change. In: Earth Syst. Dynam. 4 (2), S. 455–465. DOI: 10.5194/esd-4-455-2013.

"We illustrate an implication of this explanation for geoengineering, which aims to undo surface temperature differences by solar radiation management. Our results show that when such an intervention compensates surface warming, it cannot simultaneously compensate the changes in hydrologic cycling because of the differences in sensitivities for solar vs. greenhouse-induced surface warming."

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05.12.2013

# Media

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Journal de l'environnement: Effective geoengineering?

French environmental newspaper. "What if we compensated the effects of warming techniques sorcerer's apprentice? This idea appeals to researchers. But not to the authors of the IPCC report."

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05.12.2013

# Media

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SciDevNet: Study finds geoengineering research 'free for all'

Media response to the forthcoming paper Reynolds (2014). "Research into geoengineering is not only permitted but also encouraged."

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05.12.2013

# Media

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IDW: No Undo for Climate Change: Potential Pitfalls of Geoengineering

Media response to Kleidon, A.; Renner, M. (2013). "Using a simple physical approach, the study explains how the water cycle reacts to surface warming and that it responds differently to heating by sunlight or by a stronger atmospheric greenhouse effect."

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