June 2014

12.06.2014

# New Publications

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Ferraro, Angus J. (2014): Atmospheric Responses to Geoengineering in the Stratosphere

Ferraro, Angus J. (2014): Atmospheric Responses to Geoengineering in the Stratosphere. Reading. DOI 10.6084/m9.figshare.1014284.

"The first part of this thesis quantifies the stratospheric temperature response to a range of size distributions of sulphate, titania, limestone and soot aerosol. [...] The second part of this thesis uses a global climate model to investigate the dynamical response of the troposphere and the stratosphere to the radiative perturbations introduced by geoengineering aerosol."

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12.06.2014

# Media

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The Internationalist: Re-Engineering the Earth’s Climate: No Longer Science Fiction

"As the world’s leading reservoir of scientific expertise, the United States has an obligation to help fill this governance gap. To date, discussion of the pros and cons of geoengineering has largely been confined to discussion between scientists and civil society groups."

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11.06.2014

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Mapping Ignorance Blog: Geoengineering versus Global Warming

"Whether we decide to do nothing, or to apply CO2 fixation techniques instead of solar radiation management, it is always a good idea to know as much as we can about the climatic response of Earth’s atmosphere. At least as far as our numerical models can go."

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11.06.2014

# Political Papers

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German Environmental Agency: Options and Proposals for the International Governance of Geoengineering

From the German Environmental Agency (Umwelt Bundesamt). "We analyse why governance of geoengineering should be pursued and develop specific proposals how such governance should be designed."

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11.06.2014

# New Publications

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Branson, Michael C. (2014): A Green Herring. How Current Ocean Fertilization Regulation Distracts from Geoengineering Research

Branson, Michael C. (2014): A Green Herring. How Current Ocean Fertilization Regulation Distracts from Geoengineering Research. In Santa Clara Law Review 54 (1), Art. 5.

"This Comment proposes that nations tackle the dangers posed by ocean fertilization experiments together with other geoengineering activities, in the context of combatting climate change."

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10.06.2014

# New Publications

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Gardiner, Stephen M. (2013): Reflecting on A Perfect Moral Storm

Gardiner, Stephen M. (2013): Reflecting on A Perfect Moral Storm. In Philosophy and Public Issues 3 (1), pp. 89–135.

With a response to Preston, Christopher J. (2013). "I am heartened by this general convergence, and the prospects it suggests for ethical action on climate change and other perfect storms in the future."

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09.06.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 24

The news review of calendar week 24 in 2014 is now available here.


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09.06.2014

# New Publications

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Preston, Christopher J. (2013): Moral Turbulence and Geoengineering. A Lingering Hazard from the Perfect Moral Storm

Preston, Christopher J. (2013): Moral Turbulence and Geoengineering. A Lingering Hazard from the Perfect Moral Storm. In Philosophy and Public Issues 3 (1), pp. 25–35.

"Stephen Gardiner’s aptly titled A Perfect Moral Storm provides a deft philosophical analysis of why the challenges of climate change have proven so difficult to meet."

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09.06.2014

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Extended Deadline - Climate Engineering Conference 2014

Call for Abstracts: Climate Engineering Conference 2014

Extended Deadline 23.06.2014

CfA and other contributions for the Climate Engineering Conference. "The only required contribution that participants must make at CEC14 is to lend their voice to the discussions. However, we encourage all participants to make another unique contribution—in the form of a poster, work of art, presentation at one of the sessions, or through some other medium."

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09.06.2014

# Media

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WGC Blog: Advancing Interdisciplinary Discussions of Climate Engineering

Rachael Shwom, Rutgers University - discussion of Cusack, Daniela F.; et al. (2014). "In reviewing major comprehensive government reports on climate engineering it was all too often that I would search “ethics” or “public attitudes” and find only a single page or paragraph of hundreds of pages dedicated to these issues."

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