June 2014

22.06.2014

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UNESCO: Hutchison medal awarded for Ocean fertilization for geoengineering publication

"The Hutchison medal was recently awarded to a multinational group of academics*, lead by Phillip Williamson, for their paper 'Ocean fertilization for geoengineering: a review of effectiveness, environmental impacts and emerging governance'."

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20.06.2014

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WGC Blog: Climate Geoengineering Governance: Expanding the Conversation – Guest Post – Mihir Shah

Perspective from India. "With geoengineering being increasingly mooted as a possible response to climate change, it is crucial that conversation regarding its governance gains traction across the world."

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20.06.2014

# New Publications

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Scheer, Dirk; Renn, Ortwin (2014): Public Perception of geoengineering and its consequences for public debate

Scheer, Dirk; Renn, Ortwin (2014): Public Perception of geoengineering and its consequences for public debate. In Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-014-1177-1.

"Reviewing the existing studies of public perception and drawing analogies from other risk technologies, this paper explores the public positions on research and implementation of geoengineering as a means to combat climate change."

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20.06.2014

# New Publications

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Tang, M. J.; et al. (2014): Heterogeneous reaction of N2O5 with airborne TiO2 particles and its implication for stratospheric particle injection

Tang, M. J.; Telford, P. J.; Pope, F. D.; Rkiouak, L.; Abraham, N. L.; Archibald, A. T. et al. (2014): Heterogeneous reaction of N2O5 with airborne TiO2 particles and its implication for stratospheric particle injection. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 14 (4), pp. 4421–4456. DOI 10.5194/acpd-14-4421-2014.

SRM study. "In this work the heterogeneous reaction of airborne sub-micrometre TiO2 particles with N2O5 has been investigated for the first time, at room temperature and different relative humidities (RH), using an atmospheric pressure aerosol flow tube."

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20.06.2014

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Hansson, Anders (2014): Ambivalence in calculating the future: the case of re-engineering the world

Hansson, Anders (2014): Ambivalence in calculating the future: the case of re-engineering the world. In Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences 11 (2), pp. 125–142. DOI 10.1080/1943815X.2014.921629.

"This paper critically investigates scientific knowledge production under conditions of major uncertainty. It discusses how uncertainty, ethics and social considerations are treated in the SAI literature, which applies techno-economic models."

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18.06.2014

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The Engineere Q&A: Geoengineering [forum question and answer]

Q&A on CE with Stephen Salter, Richard Darton, Andrew Charlton-Perez. "For our latest reader Q&A, we’ve assembled three experts to answer your questions about geoengineering."

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16.06.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 25

The news review of calendar week 25 in 2014 is now available here.


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16.06.2014

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zocalo: Sorry, Polar Bears: There’s No Quick Fix for Those Melting Glaciers

Commentary to her own piece: Cusack, Daniela F.; et al. (2014). "We Can’t Engineer Our Way Out of Climate Change—But We Can Try to Minimize the Problem Faster Than We Create it"

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15.06.2014

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Washington Post: We don’t need to think big about climate change. We need to think small

Commentary to her own piece: Cusack, Daniela F.; et al. (2014).

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12.06.2014

# New Publications

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Irvine, Peter J.; et al. (2014): Key factors governing uncertainty in the response to sunshade geoengineering from a comparison of the GeoMIP ensemble and a perturbed parameter ensemble

Irvine, Peter J.; Boucher, Olivier; Kravitz, Ben; Alterskjaer, Kari; Cole, Jason N. S.; Ji, Duoying et al. (2014): Key factors governing uncertainty in the response to sunshade geoengineering from a comparison of the GeoMIP ensemble and a perturbed parameter ensemble. (accepted paper). In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2013JD020716

"In this study we compare the sunshade solar geoengineering response of a perturbed parameter ensemble (PPE) of the HadCM3 model with a multi-model ensemble (MME) by analyzing the G1 experiment from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)."

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