January 2015

08.01.2015

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Tech Times: Climate Hacking Doable, Say Experts -- But Long-Term Effects Uncertain

"As peachy as it sounds, climate hacking runs into two problems: first, an affordable and well-understood solution to climate change already exists, and second, geoengineering poses massive risks. Out of the methods that can be used for climate hacking, solar radiation management is a favorite, which also happens to be the most dangerous as well."

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08.01.2015

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The Energy Collective: The Ideal City in 2030: How Carbon 'Negative' Cities can Generate the Greatest Positive Impacts

"With urban populations expected to continue growing, cities’ exposure to climate change will only get worse unless they break away from this GHG-emitting status quo. Fortunately, the emerging field of carbon dioxide removal (“CDR”) offers hope."

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08.01.2015

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The Engergy Collective: New Year's Carbon Dioxide Removal Review/Preview: 2014/15 Edition

"Welcome to the first annual edition of the Everything and the Carbon Sink carbon dioxide removal (“CDR”) New Year’s review/preview post! This post highlights my take on the most significant advances in the CDR field from the past year, and my expectations for how the field might develop in 2015."

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05.01.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 02

The news review of calendar week 02 in 2015 is now available here.


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05.01.2015

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Dealing with Climate Change. Calculus & Catastrophe in the Age of Simulation

Deadline 31.01.2015

Conference 25-26.06.2015. "We invite scholars from media & culture studies, environmental studies, geography, history & philosophy of sciences and the humanities to present and discuss climate change and its simulation paradigms in its present and historical dimensions. We invite concrete case studies that deal with aspects of the outlined scenarios as well theoretical contributions that question the cultural and epistemological conditions and effects of a simulation-based order of knowledge."

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05.01.2015

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The Conversation: ‘Climate hacking’ would be easy – that doesn’t mean we should do it

"There are two problems with this argument. The first is that we already have an affordable solution with a relatively well-understood outcome: reducing our carbon emissions. The second is that geoengineering itself is fraught with danger and that, worryingly, the most dangerous version, called solar radiation management, is also the most popular with those exploring this field."

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05.01.2015

# New Publications

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Fleming, James Rodger (2014): Picturing Climate Control: Visualizing the Unimaginable

Fleming, James Rodger (2014): Picturing Climate Control: Visualizing the Unimaginable. In Thomas Nocke, Birgit Schneider (Eds.): Image Politics of Climate Change. Visualizations, Imaginations, Documentations. Berlin: de Gruyter (Image), pp. 345–362.

"This article examines the visualizations of climate control form the late nineteenth century to recent and current practices. It is a contribution to cultural and media studies paying special attantion to visual imaginaris [...}."

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05.01.2015

# New Publications

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Schrickel, Isabell (2014): Images of Feasibliity: On the Viscourse of Climate Engineering

Schrickel, Isabell (2014): Images of Feasibliity: On the Viscourse of Climate Engineering. In Thomas Nocke, Birgit Schneider (Eds.): Image Politics of Climate Change. Visualizations, Imaginations, Documentations. Berlin: de Gruyter (Image), pp. 363–382.

"This article investigates the ethetics of certain type of image that has accompanied the climate engineering discourse for some years, lending it a degree of momentum on a visual level: a dynamic that should not be underestimated"

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