February 2015

19.02.2015

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Harvard News: Climate engineering, no longer on the fringe

"David Keith responds to NAS reports on geoengineering in this Q&A"

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19.02.2015

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Grist: “More research” into geoengineering is not such a hot idea

"Establishing a serious, large-scale research program into albedo modification would have substantial social and political effects, even if it never led to any actual modification. It’s time for the “more research” crowd to at least acknowledge that."

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18.02.2015

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the guardian: The CIA asked me about controlling the climate – this is why we should worry

"Geoengineering has many risks, and we don’t yet know the CIA’s intentions. But given the lack of political will on climate change, we have to look at it"

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18.02.2015

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Keith, David W.; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2015): A temporary, moderate and responsive scenario for solar geoengineering

Keith, David W.; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2015): A temporary, moderate and responsive scenario for solar geoengineering. In Nature Climate change. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2493.

"Most analyses assume, for example, that SRM would be used to stop the increase in global temperature or restore temperature to pre-industrial values. We argue that these are poor scenario choices on which to base policy-relevant judgements about SRM."

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18.02.2015

# New Publications

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Doughty, Jack (2015): Past Forays into SRM Field Research and Implications for Future Governance

Doughty, Jack (2015): Past Forays into SRM Field Research and Implications for Future Governance (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series). 

"Exploring these experiments illustrates the varying degrees to which scientists have wrestled with the ethical, social and environmental governance concerns that have been raised by many. Exploring how these past outdoor research projects were carried out (or not, as is the case with SPICE) highlights the need for existing governance to be adapted to ensure that these concerns are addressed."

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18.02.2015

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FCEA Blog: Responses to National Academy of Sciences “Climate Intervention” Reports

"On February 10, The National Research Council wing of the United States National Academies of Sciences released two reports, Climate Intervention: Carbon Dioxide Removal and Reliable Sequestration, and Climate Intervention: Reflecting Sunlight to Cool Earth (you can find our handy roundup of media coverage of the reports here, our roundup of civil society responses here, and if you have coffee and time at hand, you can find the reports themselves in full here)."

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17.02.2015

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The Chronicle Journal: To fix the climate, geoengineering or geopolitics?

"At the same time, medicare for the environment is, however unwittingly on the part of the Liberals, a genius idea in one respect: both medicare and our environmental laws must transition from being reactive to being proactive and preventative. But that requires an appetite to rebuild from the ground up."

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17.02.2015

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Huffington Post: Geoengineering and the Fight Against Climate Change: An Interview with David W. Keith

"At the forefront of this research is David W. Keith, Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Professor of Public Policy at Harvard University and president of Carbon Engineering, a Calgary-based technology company developing methods to capture and sequester carbon dioxide. I spoke with him in advance of his February 17th talk at The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco."

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17.02.2015

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Washington Post: Mega-droughts, geoengineering, alien contact: Notes from AAAS

"We learned that we’re entering an age of mega-droughts in the American Southwest and Great Plains (see the story by Darryl Fears). There was much talk about geoengineering — see my story from a week ago — and why it’s not a plausible fix for the climate problem (good story by the Merc’s Lisa Krieger, noting that there were anti-geoengineering protesters outside)."

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17.02.2015

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the guardian: Geoengineering is no place for corporate profit making

Response by Clive Hamilton to Ken Caldeiras particle. "There is no shortage of ideas from business to save the environment – the problem is when they want to make a fast buck"

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