January 2015

12.01.2015

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The Korean Times: Climate Engineering

Student report. "The notion of climate engineering, or geoengineering, was first created as a result of incorrigible damage done to the Earth’s environments: atmosphere, climate, and ecosystems."

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12.01.2015

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Deutschlandfunk: Tinkering the climate (German)

German radio broadcast on CE with interviews of David Keith and Alan Robock.

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12.01.2015

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Global Policy Journal: Geoengineering Governance – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Rongkun Liu

"This interview was conducted for the ‘The Global Governance Futures 2025’ programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges."

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11.01.2015

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NewScientist: Great wall of trees keeps China's deserts at bay

"CHINA is holding back the desert, for now. The Great Green Wall – a massive belt of trees being planted across China's arid north in what might be the largest ecological engineering project on the planet – seems to work, according to a new study."

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11.01.2015

# Projects

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Kickstarter: The Need For Geoengineering

"I need your help to turn my book – The Philosophy of Global Warming – into a documentary film called 'The Need for Geoengineering'."

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11.01.2015

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London School of Economics: Institutions need to radically change for the Anthropocene epoch

"There are some people who want to put the Anthropocene on steroids by asserting human control over these changes – here I am thinking of those who believe we can geo-engineer the climate system, for example by constructing machines to inject aerosols and particles into the upper atmosphere to help block sunlight. Aside from the risks and uncertainties associated with such technologies, they would demand governance institutions of a global scope and longevity of a sort unprecedented in human history."

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11.01.2015

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Deadline: 02.02.2014

"The editors are seeking chapters that will put the justice issues raised by various aspects of climate engineering into dialogue with the justice issues raised by alternative climate strategies.  [...] Placing the ethical issues raised by specific geoengineering proposals into dialogue with the existing challenges of climate justice will provide both a more balanced and more useful evaluation of climate engineering."

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09.01.2015

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Seatrade Global: Shipping technology could cool the earth with bubbles, study finds

"When we are told shipping has a vital role to play in counteracting the effects of global warming, eye rolls usually ensue - but far from a further ratcheting on the emissions performance clamp, a new study suggests altering the wake behind vessels with smaller and more reflective bubbles."

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09.01.2015

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Motherboard: Planet Hackers

"The scientists had whipped themselves into a frenzy. Gathered in a stuffy conference room in the bowels of a hotel in Berlin, scores of respected climate researchers, mostly middle-aged, mostly white, and mostly men, were arguing about a one-page document that had tentatively been christened the  ​“Berlin Declaration.” It proposed ground rules for conducting experiments to explore how we might artificially cool the Earth—planet hacking, basically."

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09.01.2015

# New Publications

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Dixon, Tim; et al. (2014): Update on the London Protocol – Developments on Transboundary CCS and on Geoengineering

Dixon, Tim; Garrett, Justine; Kleverlaan, Edward (2014): Update on the London Protocol – Developments on Transboundary CCS and on Geoengineering. In Energy Procedia 63, pp. 6623–6628. DOI 10.1016/j.egypro.2014.11.698.

"This paper reviews the recent regulatory developments relating to transboundary carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) activities and regulation of ocean fertilization and other marine geoengineering activities arising from the work and agreements under the London Protocol from 2010 to 2013."

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