December 2014

28.12.2014

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Scientific American: Tech to Cool Down Global Warming Should Be Tested Now

"“Geoengineering” our climate sounds like an idea from the mind of Dr. Strangelove, but tests of the methods may save us from disaster"

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24.12.2014

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The Ecologist: What's worse than geoengineering the climate?

"Film maker Nick Breeze has conducted a series of interviews with experts on 'geo-engineering' to forestall runaway global warming. Here he presents the distilled wisdom from his meetings - and concludes that we should at least be experimenting with the techniques, and studying their impacts."

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24.12.2014

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Irish Examiner: Using the Earth itself to combat climate change

"Myriad forms of geoengineering — harnessing Earth’s natural systems for planet-wide change — are being investigated by scientists, trying to utilise ants and volcanic eruptions, writes Erin Biba."

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24.12.2014

# New Publications

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Qu, Jingwen; Silva, Emilson Caputo Delfino (2014): Strategic effects of future environmental policy commitments: Climate change, solar radiation management and correlated air pollutants

Qu, Jingwen; Silva, Emilson Caputo Delfino (2014): Strategic effects of future environmental policy commitments: Climate change, solar radiation management and correlated air pollutants. In Journal of environmental management 151C, pp. 22–32. DOI 10.1016/j.jenvman.2014.11.033.

"We study the effects of environmental policy commitments in a futuristic world in which solar radiation management (SRM) can be utilized to reduce climate change damages."

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24.12.2014

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Should we choose geoengineering to reverse global warming? (2014)

Should we choose geoengineering to reverse global warming? (2014). In Current Science 107 (12), pp. 1939–1940.

"After carefully assessing the benefits and risk of geoengineering, one is faced with this dilemma: should there be a role for geoengineering in reversing climate change?"

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24.12.2014

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V. N. Aswathy et al. (2014): Climate extremes in multi-model simulations of stratospheric aerosol and marine cloud brightening climate engineering

Aswathy, V. N.; Boucher, Olivier; Quaas, Martin; Niemeier, Ulrike; Muri, Helene; Quaas, Johannes (2014): Climate extremes in multi-model simulations of stratospheric aerosol and marine cloud brightening climate engineering. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 14 (16), pp. 32393–32425. DOI 10.5194/acpd-14-32393-2014.

"Simulations from a multi-model ensemble for the RCP4.5 climate change scenario for the 21st century, and for two solar radiation management schemes (stratospheric sulfate injection, G3, and marine cloud brightening, G3SSCE) have been analyzed in terms of changes in the mean and extremes for surface air temperature and precipitation."

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23.12.2014

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News Review of Week 52

The news review of calendar week 52 in 2014 is now available here.


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22.12.2014

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Environmental Research Web: Volcanoes alter rainfall more than models predict

Response to Iles, Carley E.; Hegerl, Gabriele C. (2014). "Designers of geoengineering schemes should be aware that climate models underestimate changes in precipitation after volcanic eruptions, according to researchers in the UK."

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22.12.2014

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Iles, Carley E.; Hegerl, Gabriele C. (2014): The global precipitation response to volcanic eruptions in the CMIP5 models

Iles, Carley E.; Hegerl, Gabriele C. (2014): The global precipitation response to volcanic eruptions in the CMIP5 models. In Environ. Res. Lett. 9 (10), p. 104012–104012. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/9/10/104012.

"We examine the precipitation response to volcanic eruptions in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 (CMIP5) historical simulations compared to three observational datasets, including one with ocean coverage."

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22.12.2014

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WGC Blog: New study assesses potential challenges to BECCS deployment

Comment on Fuss, Sabine; et al. (2014). "BECCS, which combines bio-energy production (biomass fuel-power stations, pulp mills and bio-fuel plants) with carbon capture and storage technology, has the potential to generate “negative emissions” that could help society avoid exceeding critical thresholds in this century and beyond."

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