October 2014

20.10.2014

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Job: Postdoctoral Opportunity: Global Energy Systems, Decision-making, and Climate

"We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researchers who can lead scientific or technical research projects that can contribute substantively to facilitating a transition to a global near-zero emission energy economy. We also seek to improve understanding of other strategies that could potentially be applied to reduce climate damage (e.g., adaptation, solar geoengineering)."

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15.10.2014

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Doda, Baran (2014): Why is geoengineering so tempting?

Doda, Baran (2014): Why is geoengineering so tempting? Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (Working Paper, 192).

"This paper studies the potential benefits from geoengineering in a standard one-sector growth model augmented with a carbon cycle and a climate system. These benefits can be interpreted as a lower bound for the direct and indirect costs which would make geoengineering less preferable to abatement."

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13.10.2014

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News Review of Week 42

The news review of calendar week 42 in 2014 is now available here.


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13.10.2014

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Engineering Ethics Blog: Imagining Geoengineering

"David Keith says we ought to at least talk about applying the global-warming brakes.  But the question I have is, how could it ever get beyond talk?"

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13.10.2014

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RP-Energie-Lexikon: Climate Engineering (German)

German dictionary article on CE.

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10.10.2014

# New Publications

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Reynolds, J. (2014): A critical examination of the climate engineering moral hazard and risk compensation concern

Reynolds, J. (2014): A critical examination of the climate engineering moral hazard and risk compensation concern. In The Anthropocene Review. DOI 10.1177/2053019614554304.

"If the goal of climate policy is to minimize climate risks, this concern should not be grounds for restricting or prohibiting climate engineering research. Three potential means for this concern to manifest in genuinely deleterious ways, as well as policy options to reduce these effects, are identified."

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10.10.2014

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Zhang, Zhihua; et al. (2014): Review of Geoengineering Approaches to Mitigating Climate Change

Zhang, Zhihua; Moore, John C.; Huisingh, Donald; Zhao, Yongxin (2014): Review of Geoengineering Approaches to Mitigating Climate Change. In Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.076.

"In this paper, we will review and assess technical and theoretical aspects of land-based, atmosphere-based, ocean-based and space-based geoengineering schemes as well as their potential impacts on global climate and ecosystem."

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10.10.2014

# Media

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MIT Technology Review: Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?

"A Columbia scientist and his startup think they have a plan to save the world. Now they have to convince the rest of us."

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09.10.2014

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The Hill: The climate geoengineering genie — Why we all need to be paying attention

"It is no wonder, then, that a growing chorus of voices is pressing for consideration of a "Plan B" to tackle climate change."

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06.10.2014

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News Review of Week 41

The news review of calendar week 41 in 2014 is now available here.


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