April 2014

16.04.2014

# Media

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KQED Radio: Could Geo-Engineering Cool Our Warming Planet?

Radio show with guests: Ken Caldeira, Craig Miller, David Winickoff.

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15.04.2014

# New Publications

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Wigley, Tom (2014): Why nuclear power may be the only way to avoid geoengineering

Wigley, Tom (2014): Why nuclear power may be the only way to avoid geoengineering. In Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. DOI 10.1177/0096340214531174.

"In this interview, climate scientist Tom Wigley says that waiting to take significant action on climate change makes it more likely that geoengineering will be needed to address the problem."

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15.04.2014

# New Publications

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Schaller, N.; et al. (2014): The asymmetry of the climate system's response to solar forcing changes and its implications for geoengineering scenarios

Schaller, N.; Sedláček, J.; Knutti, R. (2014): The asymmetry of the climate system's response to solar forcing changes and its implications for geoengineering scenarios. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2013JD021258.

"Motivated by proposals to compensate CO2-induced warming with a decrease in solar radiation, this study investigates how single forcing simulations should be combined to best represent the spatial patterns of surface temperature and precipitation of idealised geoengineering scenarios."

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14.04.2014

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The Royal Society - In Verba: New kid on the block: geoengineering and the IPCC

"The past few months represent an important step forward for our understanding of climate change, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishing two eagerly-awaited contributions to its Fifth Assessment Report. With the third and final thematic report launched yesterday, one distinction between this set of reports and their 2007 predecessors is clear: the conspicuousness of geoengineering."

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14.04.2014

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BBC News: UN dilemma over 'Cinderella' technology

"The world's leading climate scientists are considering a plan to remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere in an effort to stem global warming."

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14.04.2014

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The Verge: Why won't the UN talk about climate engineering?

"But among the broad range of options, there's one word that's found nowhere in the document: geoengineering."

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14.04.2014

# Political Papers

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IPCC: Fifth Assessment Report (AR5)

Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) online.

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11.04.2014

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sourcable: Harvard Physicist Champions Climate Engineering

On David Keith. "A Harvard physics professor claims geo-engineering could serve as a viable means for ameliorating the negative impact of climate change in the short term."

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11.04.2014

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philstar.com: Artificially cooling planet through geoengineering a sensitive topic for UN climate panel

"It's Plan B in the fight against climate change: cooling the planet by sucking heat-trapping CO2 from the air or reflecting sunlight back into space."

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11.04.2014

# New Publications

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Wong, Pak-Hang; et al (2014): Compensation for Geoengineering Harms and No-Fault Climate Change Compensation

Wong, Pak-Hang; Douglas, Tom; Savulescu, Julian (2014): Compensation for Geoengineering Harms and No-Fault Climate Change Compensation (CGG Working Papers, 8).

"In this paper, we argue against the view that geoengineering presents new and unique challenges relating to compensation. More specifically, we show that placing these challenges within the broader context of anthropogenic climate change reveals them to be less serious and less specific to geoengineering than some appear to believe."

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