November 2014

07.11.2014

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the guardian: Geoengineering could prevent climate effects caused by giant volcanic eruptions

Media response to Fuglestvedt, Jan S.; et al. (2014). "Shooting huge amounts of non-ozone-harming greenhouse gases into the atmosphere could counteract vast volcanic sulphur clouds that cause perpetual winters, new research suggests"

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07.11.2014

# New Publications

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Fuglestvedt, Jan S.; et al. (2014): Counteracting the climate effects of volcanic eruptions using short-lived greenhouse gases

Fuglestvedt, Jan S.; Samset, Bjørn H.; Shine, Keith P. (2014): Counteracting the climate effects of volcanic eruptions using short-lived greenhouse gases. In Geophys. Res. Lett., pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2014GL061886.

"We show, for the first time, that it may be possible to counteract these climate effects through deliberate emissions of short-lived greenhouse gases, dampening the abrupt impact of an eruption. [...] Unlike the more commonly-discussed geoengineering to mitigate warming from long-lived greenhouse gases, designed emissions to counter temporary cooling would not have the disadvantage of needing to be sustained over long periods."

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06.11.2014

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the guardian: Geoengineering: the ethical problems with cleaning the air

"Intervening in climate change currently raises more questions than answers when it comes to manipulating the atmosphere"

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04.11.2014

# Calls & events

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Job: Climate Engineering Project Scientist, IASS Potsdam

Deadline 14.11.2014

"The successful candidate will join the climate engineering research group at the IASS and contribute to the further implementation of the CEMICS project. The position is initially for a period of two years with the possibility of extending the employment contract after that."

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04.11.2014

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Li, Tongyan; et al. (2014): Carbon dioxide removal by using Mg(OH)2 in a bubble column: Effects of various operating parameters

Li, Tongyan; Keener, Tim C.; Cheng, Lei (2014): Carbon dioxide removal by using Mg(OH)2 in a bubble column: Effects of various operating parameters. In International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 31, pp. 67–76. DOI 10.1016/j.ijggc.2014.09.027.

"The present work includes the absorption of CO2 with Mg(OH)2 slurry in a bubble column reactor under semi-batch mode."

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04.11.2014

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Job: Postdoctor in Environmental Change, Linkoping

Deadline 03.12.2014

"The research task involves social science and/or humanistic research into new and emerging technologies related to climate change. The postdoctoral researcher will work within the Linköping University Climate Engineering Programme’ (LUCE, www.cspr.se/forskning/luce), which analyses policy, science and communication related to climate engineering (geoengineering) technologies, but the research task may also be directed towards low-carbon energy technologies."

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04.11.2014

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News Review of Week 45

The news review of calendar week 45 in 2014 is now available here.


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03.11.2014

# New Publications

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Knox, Sara Helen; et al. (2014): Agricultural peatland restoration: effects of land-use change on greenhouse gas (CO2 and CH4 ) fluxes

Knox, Sara Helen; Sturtevant, Cove; Matthes, Jaclyn Hatala; Koteen, Laurie; Verfaillie, Joseph; Baldocchi, Dennis (2014): Agricultural peatland restoration: effects of land-use change on greenhouse gas (CO2 and CH4 ) fluxes in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. In Global Change Biology. DOI 10.1111/gcb.12745.

Linked to terrestrial CDR. "This study suggests that converting drained agricultural peat soils to flooded land-use types can help reduce or reverse soil subsidence and reduce GHG emissions."

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02.11.2014

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Spears, Bryan M.; Maberly, Stephen C. (2014): Lessons learned from geoengineering freshwater systems

Spears, Bryan M.; Maberly, Stephen C. (2014): Lessons learned from geoengineering freshwater systems. In Nature Climate change 4 (11), pp. 935–936. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2412.

"Humans are using geoengineering to mitigate their effects, even though it commonly addresses acute symptoms of single pressures. Barrett et al. discuss the benefits, problems and geopolitical consequences of proposed geoengineering…"

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02.11.2014

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Everything and the Carbon Sink Blog: Does CDR provide “moral hazard” for avoiding deep decarbonization of our economy?

"No. But the fact that some environmentalists question the value of developing Carbon Dioxide Removal (“CDR”) approaches for this very reason merits greater analysis."

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https://carbonremoval.wordpress.com/2014/10/24/does-cdr-provide-morale-hazard-for-avoiding-deep-decarbonization-of-our-economy/


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