February 2015

16.02.2015

# Calls & events

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Call for Application: Early Career Summer Workshop (Extended Deadline)

Extended deadline: 27.02.2015

Call for application for the Early Career Summer Workshop. "Please submit a CV, a statement of interest in this workshop (300 word maximum), and a budget for needed total or partial travel support together as one pdf file."

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16.02.2015

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News Review of Week 08

The news review of calendar week 08 in 2015 is now available here.


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16.02.2015

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Stuff.c.nz: Scientists call for 'geoengineering' tests to find ways to cool the planet

Reponse to conference session in San Jose. "Scientists are calling for tests to find ways to cool the planet - the first step toward exploration of the controversial field of geoengineering, which aims to change the climate by blocking the sun's rays."

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16.02.2015

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Call for Contributions: Our Common Future Under Climate Change

Deadline 02.03.2015

Session on CE. "Climate Intervention: Evaluating its Risks, Benefits, and Potential"

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16.02.2015

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Ken Caldeira's Blog: Fast, cheap and easy … and very dangerous

"Last week, I got an email from an editor at USA Today. The email said “We’re looking for someone to … argue for geoengineering as a viable means to fight climate change”, continuing “We would need 350 words by 3 PM tomorrow afternoon.”"

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16.02.2015

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WGC Blog: Geocon, investigating the idea of cloud brightening – Karolina Sobecka

"The Cloud Machine is a personal device for atmospheric modification. It consists of cloud-making gear sent up into the atmosphere in a weather-balloon payload. It disperses CCN (salt) and water vapor at preprogrammed altitudes. Moisture in the air condenses into cloud droplets around the CCN, forming into small temporary clouds."

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16.02.2015

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WGC Blog: Engineering Wisdom – Beth Chalecki

"However, policy makers may not see these technologies as a last resort. Rather, they might view them as an opportunity to avoid the hard economic and political choices of a greenhouse gas mitigation regime. Why go through the expensive and painful process of cutting emissions when we can hack the climate and be done with the problem?"

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16.02.2015

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WGC Blog: Climate engineering as a Right-Wing Technology, and Other Stories - Holly Buck

Response to an op-ed by Clive Hamilton. "Technologies do have politics to them. However, geoengineering isn’t the elephant in the room right now, nor the donkey: it’s a strange chimera, a hybrid which doesn’t fit the simplified storylines placed upon it. Here are four myths that should be challenged."

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15.02.2015

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BBC News: 'Next Pinatubo' a test of geoengineering

"Scientists who study ideas to engineer the climate to mitigate global warming say we should be ready to deploy an armada of instrumentation when Earth has its next major volcanic eruption."

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13.02.2015

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Doug Craig Blog: Why climate denial will bring us geoengineering

"Denial of the truth is always bad and the longer it lasts, the more it limits our options.  Avoid a problem long enough and it wins.  Keep doing the wrong thing long enough while lying about it and denying it and it could eventually destroy all you value."

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