July 2014

09.07.2014

# Political Papers

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Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility (2014): An overview of Geo-engineering and Bio-geo-engineering

Physicians and Scientists for Global Responsibility (2014): An overview of Geo-engineering and Bio-geo-engineering. New Zealand Charitable Trust.

"This is where geo-engineering and bio-geo-engineering13 propose remedial actions. As with all new technologies, science has to evaluate the ideas and their practical implementation which revolves around technical feasibility and cost, and more importantly around issues of ethics: governance, justice, morality and the very role humanity should, could and will play on Earth."

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08.07.2014

# New Publications

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Benson, Sally M. (2014): Negative-emissions insurance

Benson, Sally M. (2014): Negative-emissions insurance. In Science 344 (6191), p. 1431. DOI: 10.1126/science.1257423.

"Among the most promising CDR methods are reforestation, afforestation (planting new forests), and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). However, for BECCS strategies to succeed, major hurdles must be overcome."

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08.07.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 28

The news review of calendar week 28 in 2014 is now available here.


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08.07.2014

# Media

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21st Century Challenges: Geo-engineering

"Geo-engineering techniques have often been dismissed as pure science fiction, but more recently those previously against the idea of geo-engineering seem prepared to cautiously consider it as part of the solution."

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08.07.2014

# Media

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CEC 14 Blog: Three points for the great debate on climate engineering

"This thirst for cross-disciplinary exchange has been evident to me for several years in dialogue around this topic, and I was reminded of this again at the “Great Debate on Geoengineering” at the European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly, held in Vienna on May 1st, 2014."

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06.07.2014

# Media

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Wageningen University press release: Climate engineering offers little hope of mitigation

Press release for Barrett, Scott; et al. (2014). "Injecting particles into the stratosphere to shade and cool the Earth will never stop climate change. This is the shocking claim made in the July issue of Nature Climate Change by an international group of prominent scientists, including Dutchmen Marten Scheffer from Wageningen University and Aart de Zeeuw from Tilburg University."

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03.07.2014

# Media

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Power: Geoengineering: A Practical Climate Climate Work-Around or Just Plain Crazy?

"Faced with roadblocks to reducing greenhouse gas emissions via globally meaningful regulations or carbon pricing schemes, some scientists say it's time to consider even more drastic human intervention."

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03.07.2014

# Media

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Give Well Blog: Potential global catastrophic risk focus areas

Article on global catastrophic risks with a paragraph on CE. "Our conversations have led us to believe that there is significant scientific interest in conducting geoengineering research and that funding is an obstacle, but, as with biosecurity, we do not have a very detailed sense of what we might fund."

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03.07.2014

# Calls & events

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CfP: Removing Carbon Dioxide from Earth’s Atmosphere

Call for a session on SRM at the AGU Fall Meeting. "This session provides a venue to discuss various carbon dioxide removal techniques, including bioenergy with carbon capture and sequestration, land management (afforestation, reforestation, etc.), and ocean iron fertilization."

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03.07.2014

# New Publications

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Cairns, Rose; Stirling, Andy (2014): ‘Maintaining planetary systems’ or ‘concentrating global power?’ High stakes in contending framings of climate geoengineering

Cairns, Rose; Stirling, Andy (2014): ‘Maintaining planetary systems’ or ‘concentrating global power?’ High stakes in contending framings of climate geoengineering. In Global Environmental Change 28, pp. 25–38. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2014.04.005.

"This study aims to contribute to understandings of these divergent current framings of ‘geoengineering’ and their implications. It asks not only about disparate understandings of geoengineering itself, but also what these reveal about deeper political dynamics around climate change, science and technology."

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