March 2015

11.03.2015

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the guardian: Consensus and geoengineering - how to convince people about global warming

"Social scientists are debating how best to shift public opinion on global warming"

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10.03.2015

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Great Lakes Echo: US scientists urge more research on climate engineering

Radio broadcast. "Current State speaks with Dr. Joyce Penner, a professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Michigan who served on the committee that authored the report."

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10.03.2015

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Fourth Estate: Geoengineering is too risky for our climate change issues

"A government-sponsored panel from the National Academy of Sciences called for further research into the practice of geoengineering Feb. 10. [...] Overall, it’s too early to put all of our chips down on a bet like geoengineering. It’s not a matter of capability, but a matter of calculating our energy and manpower towards building a healthier lifestyle for our planet."

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10.03.2015

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Deccan Herald: Geoengineering schemes come under fire

"MORE TO LEARN Existing technologies that capture carbon are expensive, slow to work and environmentally damaging, finds out Alexandra Witze."

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10.03.2015

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the guardian: We need regenerative farming, not geoengineering

"The quick fix mindset behind geoengineering must be transformed to one that seeks a humble partnership with nature if we are to address climate change"

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09.03.2015

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News Review of Week 11

The news review of calendar week 11 in 2015 is now available here.


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09.03.2015

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MintPress News Blog: Is Geoengineering Necessary To Survive Climate Change?

"Although geoengineering has been bandied about for a number of years now, it was the recent article in the Guardian — where a professor for climate and environmental sciences was asked by the CIA probing questions on geoengineering’s potential for controlling weather — that the idea was brought back into the fore."

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09.03.2015

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SWR2: Climate solution with side effects (German)

German broadcast on CE in general.

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09.03.2015

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Science Political Blog: Geoengineering and Climate Interventions: Too Risky or Needs More Research?

"I worry that this report would pave the way for wasting large investments of funding and effort researching these schemes, rather than focusing on the goal of slowing and eventually stopping climate change by transitioning to a low-carbon economy. Moreover, if people believe that a technological solution is possible in the distant future, they will not strive so hard to reduce carbon emissions today and will continue with business-as-usual."

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09.03.2015

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Resilient Design Institute: Engineering Our Way Out of Global Warming: Is Climate Intervention a Global Warming Solution That Republicans Will Get Behind?

"A relatively small, but growing, voice is suggesting a technological fix to these problems: active climate intervention. This is the audacious idea of intentionally modifying the climate to compensate for the carbon emissions that we seem unwilling to curtail."

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