March 2015

30.03.2015

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Urban dictonary: Geoengineering (definition)

Non-professional dictonary definition. "Loosely defined as the intentional large-scale manipulation of the global environment; planetary tinkering; a subset of terraforming or planetary engineering."

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30.03.2015

# New Publications

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Gabriel, C. J.; Robock, A. (2015): Stratospheric geoengineering impacts on El Niño/Southern Oscillation

Gabriel, C. J.; Robock, A. (2015): Stratospheric geoengineering impacts on El Niño/Southern Oscillation. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 15 (6), S. 9173–9202. DOI: 10.5194/acpd-15-9173-2015.

"To examine the impact of proposed stratospheric geoengineering schemes on the amplitude and frequency of El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) variations we examine climate model simulations from the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G1–G4 experiments. Here we compare tropical Pacific behavior under anthropogenic global warming (AGW) using the representative concentration pathway resulting in 4.5 W m−2 radiative forcing at the end of the 21st Century, the RCP4.5 scenario, with that under G1–G4 and under historical model simulations."

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30.03.2015

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Player FM: Ken Caldeira - Can Geoengineering Save the Planet?

Radio broadcast. "On the show this week we talk to Ken Caldeira, a climate scientist working for the Carnegie Institution for Science, Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University. He investigates issues related to climate, carbon, and energy systems."

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30.03.2015

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Di Paola, Marcello (2015): Virtues for the Anthropocene

Di Paola, Marcello (2015): Virtues for the Anthropocene. In: environ values 24 (2), S. 183–207.

"The paper discusses some difficulties that life in Anthropocene poses to our ethical thinking. It describes the sort of ethical task that individuals find themselves confronting when dealing with the planetary environmental quandaries that characterise the new epoch."

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26.03.2015

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JSTOR Daily: Geoengineering: A real weapon against climate change?

"Let’s hope by the time they get to the field-testing, geoengineering proponents have a better handle on the actual planetary response to manipulation. Otherwise, geoengineering will have a short and disastrous run."

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26.03.2015

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Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"This chapter describes some international law which is applicable to climate engineering, with a focus on international environmental law. It closes with a brief synthesis and some recommendations for future developments."

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26.03.2015

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Muri, Helene; et al. (2015): Tropical rainforest response to marine sky brightening climate engineering

Muri, Helene; Niemeier, Ulrike; Kristjánsson, Jón Egill (2015): Tropical rainforest response to marine sky brightening climate engineering. In: Geophys. Res. Lett., S. n/a. DOI: 10.1002/2015GL063363.

"Here, the gross primary productivity (GPP) response of tropical rainforests to climate engineering via marine sky brightening under a future scenario is investigated in three Earth system models. The model response is diverse, and in two of the three models, the tropical GPP shows a decrease from the marine sky brightening climate engineering."

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25.03.2015

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Apex Beats: US Researchers Said, Geoengineering Is No Substitute For Cutting Carbon Emissions

"“I, for one, am concerned with the continuing rise in CO2 concentrations without clear attempts to decrease emissions,” said Joyce Penner, one of the scientists, in a news release."

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25.03.2015

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Science 2.0: Geoengineering: Ocean Pipes Would Make Climate Worse

"A new study from a group of Carnegie scientists determines that these types of pipes could actually increase global warming quite drastically."

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24.03.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 13

The news review of calendar week 13 in 2015 is now available here.


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