August 2014

10.08.2014

# New Publications

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Wong, Pak-Hang (2014): Maintenance Required: The Ethics of Geoengineering and Post-Implementation Scenarios

Wong, Pak-Hang (2014): Maintenance Required: The Ethics of Geoengineering and Post-Implementation Scenarios. In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 17 (2), S. 186–191. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2014.926090.

"I argue that a preoccupation with (i) and (ii) may lead to an oversight of post-implementation scenarios (PISs), which introduce different ethical issues relevant to decision-making on geoengineering. More specifically, I use the requirement of maintenance for geoengineering as an example to draw attention to PISs, and to illustrate the limit of the existing discussion in the ethics of geoengineering."

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10.08.2014

# New Publications

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Bauman, Susie; et al. (2014): Augmenting the Biological Pump: The Shortcomings of Geoengineered Upwelling

Bauman, Susie; Costa, Matthew; Fong, Michael; House, Brian; Perez, Elena; Tan, Maxine et al. (2014): Augmenting the Biological Pump: The Shortcomings of Geoengineered Upwelling. In: oceanog 27 (3), S. 17–23. DOI: 10.5670/oceanog.2014.79.

Discussion paper on artificial upwelling. "A recent example is the proposal by theoretical neurobiologist W.H. Calvin (2013) to construct a massive array of push-pull pump systems to enhance the ocean's natural biological pump to sequester atmospheric CO2."

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06.08.2014

# New Publications

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Zhuo, Zhihong; et al. (2014): Proxy evidence for China's monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries

Zhuo, Zhihong; Gao, Chaochao; Pan, Yuqing (2014): Proxy evidence for China's monsoon precipitation response to volcanic aerosols over the past seven centuries. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (11), pp. 6638–6652. DOI 10.1002/2013JD021061 .

Volcanic eruption study with link to stratospheric CE. "Our findings illustrate the important role stratospheric aerosols have played in altering China's precipitation during the summer monsoon season and can shed new light on the possible effects that stratospheric geoengineering may have on China's precipitation."

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05.08.2014

# Political Papers

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Deutscher Bundestag (German Parliament): Chances of Climate Engineering controversial

Press release in response to the latest German TA report: Caviezel, Claudio; Revermann, Christoph (2014): Climate Engineering.

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05.08.2014

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2014): Future Directions in Simulating Solar Geoengineering

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Boucher, Olivier (2014): Future Directions in Simulating Solar Geoengineering. In Eos Trans. AGU 95 (31), p. 280–280. DOI 10.1002/2014EO310010.

"The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) created a framework of geoengineering simulations in climate models that have been performed by modeling centers throughout the world"

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05.08.2014

# Media

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: Ants for climate protection

German media response to Dorn, R. I. (2014) and the effect on olivine weathering.

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04.08.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 32

The news review of calendar week 32 in 2014 is now available here.


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04.08.2014

# Media

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the guardian: Geoengineering the Earth's climate sends policy debate down a curious rabbit hole

"Many of the world’s major scientific establishments are discussing the concept of modifying the Earth’s climate to offset global warming"

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03.08.2014

# Media

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The Times of Malta: Geo-engineering dilemma

"All these discussions point to the urgent need to ramp up approaches to climate change that increase mitigation and adaptation efforts while introducing governance for geo-engineering."

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02.08.2014

# Media

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New Vision: Small farmers most vulnerable

"But can geo-engineering help farmers to adapt to and mitigate effects of climate change? [...] Are crops and animals adapted to tropical climate in East Africa ready for geo-engineered cooler climate?"

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