February 2014

10.02.2014

# New Publications

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Foley, A. M.; et al. (2014): Quantifying the global carbon cycle response to volcanic stratospheric aerosol radiative forcing using Earth System Models

Foley, A. M.; Willeit, M.; Brovkin, V.; Feulner, G.; Friend, A. D. (2014): Quantifying the global carbon cycle response to volcanic stratospheric aerosol radiative forcing using Earth System Models. In: J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., S. n/a. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD019724.

Study related to stratospheric aerosol CE. "Large volcanic eruptions can have a significant cooling effect on climate, which is evident in both modern and palaeo data."

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08.02.2014

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The Lawretanian: Olson gives Spoerl Lecture on geoengineering, climate change solutions

"Last week, the environmental science department held a lecture by guest speaker Robert L. Olson from the Alternative Futures Institute. [...] Olson discussed issues with why preventative technologies have not been mobilized, despite the alarming evidence that was presented."

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08.02.2014

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Ecologist: We must prevent abrupt climate change

"Weird weather from serious flooding in the UK to acute cold and drought in the USA follows from the warming Arctic and disruptions to the jet stream, writes John Nissen. We must act now to prevent sudden changes in global climate."

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06.02.2014

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CNTVNA: Company behind ocean fertilization experiment loses court bid to block charges

"The organization behind a controversial ocean fertilization experiment off the coast of British Columbia faces potentially 10 charges for environmental violations after losing a court bid that would have brought an end to the investigation."

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04.02.2014

# New Publications

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Weili, Weng; Ying, Chen (2014): A Chinese Perspective on Solar Geoengineering

Weili, Weng; Ying, Chen (2014): A Chinese Perspective on Solar Geoengineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"This article will examine these assumptions and try to explain that with current available information, these arguments on China’s position and strategies towards geoengineering can be fallible."

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03.02.2014

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The Japan Times: Climate change looks too big to ignore or fix

"The second best hope is for the world to start putting some serious effort into mitigation: geo-engineering to slow the warming, and figuring out what to do with various low-lying and drought-prone places."

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03.02.2014

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Reynolds, Jesse (2014): The International Regulation of Climate Engineering. Lessons from Nuclear Power

Reynolds, Jesse (2014): The International Regulation of Climate Engineering. Lessons from Nuclear Power. (forthcoming). In: Journal of Environmental Law (26).

"This article looks to the closest existing analogy — nuclear power — for lessons, and concludes that climate engineering research will most likely be promoted and will not be the subject of a binding multilateral agreement in the near future."

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03.02.2014

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straigt.com: Gwynne Dyer: Mea culpa on geo-engineering; it's not as bleak as I thought

Dyers Response to the discussion of his previous piece. "I got it wrong in my article “Geo-engineering is in trouble”, posted on Straight.com on January 16. I couldn’t be happier about that."

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03.02.2014

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CIGI Video: Inside the Issues 4.15 | Climate Geoengineering

"This week, David Keith, Professor of Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, joins co-host Andrew Thompson for a discussion on the controversy, risks and potential benefits of climate geoengineering."

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