March 2015

17.03.2015

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Fast Co.Exist: Now That We Can Geoengineer The Planet, What If Someone Decides To Actually Do It?

"The technologists' dream of remaking the planet to live with our carbon emissions is here. How do we stop one panicked country from deciding it's time to press the button?"

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16.03.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 12

The news review of calendar week 12 in 2015 is now available here.


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14.03.2015

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the guardian: Where’s the justice in geoengineering?

"As geoengineering researchers gather for a conference in Cambridge, Duncan McLaren draws lessons from ethics and science fiction to make a case for caution."

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14.03.2015

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Forbes: Four Reasons To Study A Bad Idea: Geoengineering

"But Admiral David Titley, former head of the Navy’s oceanography command, gave at least four reasons Tuesday why we should study such bad ideas."

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14.03.2015

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Neues Deutschland: Risky umbrella (German)

German newspaper article on CE.

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12.03.2015

# New Publications

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Yu, Xiaoyong; et al. (2015): Impacts, effectiveness and regional inequalities of the GeoMIP G1 to G4 solar radiation management scenarios

Yu, Xiaoyong; Moore, John C.; Cui, Xuefeng; Rinke, Annette; Ji, Duoying; Kravitz, Ben; Yoon, Jin-Ho (2015): Impacts, effectiveness and regional inequalities of the GeoMIP G1 to G4 solar radiation management scenarios. In: Global and Planetary Change. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.02.010

"We evaluate the effectiveness and the regional inequalities of solar radiation management (SRM) in compensating for simultaneous changes in temperature and precipitation caused by increased greenhouse gas concentrations. We analyze the results from Earth System Models under four Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) experiments with a modified form of the Residual Climate Response approach."

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12.03.2015

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Grist: Geoengineering won’t help people who are stuck with dirty air

Interview with Simon Nicholson. "I visited him at his office at American to find out if he really thought that geoengineering was the panacea we need. I learned that, as with most things, the answer isn’t that simple."

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12.03.2015

# New Publications

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Sundar, Shyam; et al. (2014): Modeling the dynamics of carbon dioxide removal in the atmosphere

Sundar, Shyam; Naresh, Ram; Mishra, Ashish Kumar; Tripathi, Agraj (2014): Modeling the dynamics of carbon dioxide removal in the atmosphere. In: Computational Ecology & Software 4 (4).

"In this paper, a nonlinear mathematical model to study the removal/reduction of carbon dioxide by using suitable absorbent (such as aqueous ammonia solution, amines, sodium hydroxide, etc.) near the source of emission and externally introducing liquid species in the atmosphere is presented. Dynamical properties of the model which include local and global stabilities for the equilibrium are analyzed carefully."

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12.03.2015

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Moore, Nigel; et al. (2015): Procedural Governance of Field Experiments in Solar Radiation Management

Moore, Nigel; Schäfer, Stefan; Lawrence, Mark G. (2015): Procedural Governance of Field Experiments in Solar Radiation Management. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). Potsdam (IASS Working Paper).

"This report aims to aid decision-makers and other interested parties in understanding the complex scientific and social issues that proposals for field experiments and their regulation must navigate by highlighting the tensions between these concerns and suggesting some initial steps that might be taken to address them. This includes options for procedural governance that were the focus of the Potsdam Workshop."

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11.03.2015

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Scientific American: Geoengineering Is Not a Solution to Climate Change

"Using technofixes to tinker with global climate systems is an excuse to avoid unpopular but necessary measures to reduce carbon emissions"

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