May 2014

19.05.2014

# Media

0 Comments

CFR: Next Steps in Arctic Governance

"There are two issues of particular interest to the Arctic: black carbon and other short-lived climate pollutants, and geoengineering of the Arctic climate."

Link


Read more »

19.05.2014

# Media

0 Comments

WGC Blog: Advancing Transnational Governance of Geoengineering Research – Guest Post – Alex Hanafi and Andy Parker

"The scientific, ethical, political, and social implications of SRM research are necessarily global. Discussions about governance of SRM research should be as well."

Link


Read more »

13.05.2014

# New Publications

0 Comments

Harrison, Roy; Hester, Ron (Eds.) (2014): Geoengineering of the Climate System

Harrison, Roy; Hester, Ron (Eds.) (2014): Geoengineering of the Climate System. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. DOI 10.1039/1465-1874

"Following on from “Carbon Capture” (volume 29 in this series), Geoengineering of the Climate System presents an overview of the technologies currently being considered as large scale solutions to climate change, and considers some of the possible benefits and disadvantages of each."

Link


Read more »

13.05.2014

# Media

0 Comments

Earth Engineering Blog: Take mom’s advice about high albedo crops

Blog post on albedo crops. "With rapidly changing temperatures, farmers and crop growers may have to think back to what mom said and change up their system."

Link


Read more »

12.05.2014

# Calls & events

0 Comments

News Review of Week 20

The news review of calendar week 20 in 2014 is now available here.


Read more »

12.05.2014

# Political Papers

0 Comments

UK Government: Letters of response to request for information on geoengineering

Letters of response to request for information on geoengineering. Most letters on requests about the conspiracy theory of chemtrails.

Link


Read more »

12.05.2014

# New Publications

0 Comments

Xiu, Peng; et al. (2014): Satellite bio-optical and altimeter comparisons of phytoplankton blooms induced by natural and artificial iron addition in the Gulf of Alaska

Xiu, Peng; Thomas, Andrew C.; Chai, Fei (2014): Satellite bio-optical and altimeter comparisons of phytoplankton blooms induced by natural and artificial iron addition in the Gulf of Alaska. In Remote Sensing of Environment 145, pp. 38–46. DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2014.02.004 .

"Here, we use available satellite bio-optical measurements from the MODIS/Aqua instrument and AVISO altimeter dynamic height data to examine the timing, magnitude and extent of this artificial iron fertilization experiment, comparing it with natural fertilization events such as volcanic ash deposition and mesoscale eddy transport in the Gulf of Alaska."

Link


Read more »

12.05.2014

# Projects

0 Comments

Academy of Finland: Researchers look into geoengineering possibilities

"Operating under the Academy of Finland's FICCA research programme, the COOL research project on aerosol intervention technologies for cooling the climate has engaged in the closer examination of two geoengineering techniques, which have seemed promising in international studies."

Link


Read more »

12.05.2014

# Media

0 Comments

Pacific Standard: Can Anyone Stop the Man Who Will Try Just About Anything to Put an End to Climate Change?

"Most scientists oppose Russ George’s efforts to fix the world’s climate. But who’s going to do something about it?"

Link


Read more »

12.05.2014

# New Publications

0 Comments

Weitzman, Martin L. (2014): The Geoengineered Planet

Weitzman, Martin L. (2014): The Geoengineered Planet. In Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (Ed.): In 100 years. Leading economists predict the future. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 145–163.

"By contrast, the temptation may become very great for some medium-developed nation feeling itself under climate change siege to unilaterally geoengineer itself (and the planet) out of high temperatures by seeding the stratosphere with sunshine-reflecting particles because it is so extraordinarily cheap."

Link


Read more »