August 2014

26.08.2014

# New Publications

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Rau, Greg H. (2014): Enhancing the Ocean’s Role in CO2 Mitigation

Rau, Greg H. (2014): Enhancing the Ocean’s Role in CO2 Mitigation. In Bill Freedman (Ed.): Global Environmental Change. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 817–824. 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_54

"Ways of safely enhancing or augmenting this carbon uptake and storage therefore have the potential to contribute significantly to atmospheric CO2 stabilization efforts. Various physical, chemical, biological, and hybrid strategies of increasing ocean CO2 uptake or reducing CO2 leakage have been proposed."

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26.08.2014

# Media

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: Climate Engineering, tinkering the climate

German newspaper on Berlin CEC14 conference.

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24.08.2014

# New Publications

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Bala, Govindasamy (2014): Space Sunshades and Climate Change

Bala, Govindasamy (2014): Space Sunshades and Climate Change. In Bill Freedman (Ed.): Global Environmental Change. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 803–815. DOI 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_25

"In this section, the various space-based SRM methods which are likely to reduce the incoming solar radiation uniformly across the globe are discussed."

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23.08.2014

# Media

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Motherboard: Scientists Propose Using Lasers to Fight Global Warming From Space

"One suggested that a satellite equipped with a high-powered laser could grow clouds in the atmosphere below; the other proposed lasers that would blast greenhouse gases from orbit to effectively erase the agents of climate change."

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23.08.2014

# New Publications

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Ma, Xiaoyan; et al. (2014): Reassessment of satellite-based estimate of aerosol climate forcing

Ma, Xiaoyan; Yu, Fangqun; Quaas, Johannes (2014): Reassessment of satellite-based estimate of aerosol climate forcing. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2014JD021670.

"Our study indicates that the derived forcings are sensitive to the anthropogenic AOD fraction and its spatial distribution but insensitive to the temporal resolution used to obtain the regression coefficients, i.e. monthly or seasonal-based."

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22.08.2014

# Political Papers

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Schütte, Georg (2014): Opening speech

Schütte, Georg (2014): Opening speech. Climate Engineering Conference 2014 (CEC14). Berlin, 8/18/2014.

Opening speech by the state secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research at the CE conference in Berlin.

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21.08.2014

# Media

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Die Zeit: ...better leave it be! (German)

German weekly newspaper on the Berlin CE conference.

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21.08.2014

# Media

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Motherboard: 'It's Only a Matter of Time': Scientists Consider Geoengineering a Cooler Planet

"Yet 300 scientists, policymakers, legal experts, and NGOs have traveled to Berlin precisely to discuss it, in its biggest public forum yet."

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21.08.2014

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RTTC: Geoengineering creeps from sci-fi to reality

"Scientists, artists and policymakers pondered whether to hack the planet at a meeting in Berlin this week"

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20.08.2014

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Science: Scientists seek high bar for climate engineering experiments

"Researchers there are considering a call for stringent controls on future field experiments aimed at finding ways to curb climate change."

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