April 2015

28.04.2015

# Projects

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Smartstones Project: Olivine and CO2

"The Dutch Olivine Foundation for CO2 removal."

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27.04.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 18

The news review of calendar week 18 in 2015 is now available here.


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27.04.2015

# Political Papers

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Haraguchi, Masahiko; et al. (2015): Human Intervention in the Earth’s Climate. The Governance of Geoengineering in 2025+

Haraguchi, Masahiko; Liu, Rongkun; Randhawa, Jasdeep; Salz, Susanne; Schäfer, Stefan; Sharma, Mundit et al. (2015): Human Intervention in the Earth’s Climate. The Governance of Geoengineering in 2025+. Edited by Robert Bosch Stiftung.

"The Global Governance Futures program (GGF) brings together young professionals to look ahead 10 years and to recommend ways to address global challenges. [...] The GGF 2025 fellows – a diverse mix from the public, private and non-profit sectors, and selected from a highly competitive field of applicants – formed three working groups that
focused on Internet governance, geoengineering governance and global arms control, respectively. Using  instruments from the field of futures research, the working groups produced scenarios for their respective issue areas."

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27.04.2015

# New Publications

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Robock, Alan (2015): Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering

Robock, Alan (2015): Stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. In : 4TH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS IN ADVANCES IN APPLIED PHYSICS AND MATERIALS SCIENCE (APMAS 2014). Fethiye, Turkey, 24–27 April 2014: AIP Publishing LLC (AIP Conference Proceedings), pp. 183–197.

"The prospect of geoengineering working may reduce the current drive toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and there are concerns about commercial or military control. Because geoengineering cannot safely address climate change, global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to adapt are crucial to address anthropogenic global warming."

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24.04.2015

# New Publications

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Ilyina, Tatiana (2015): The Combined Effects of Changes in Ocean Chemistry, Biology, and Hydrodynamics on Alkalinity

Ilyina, Tatiana (2015): The Combined Effects of Changes in Ocean Chemistry, Biology, and Hydrodynamics on Alkalinity. In Nova Acta Leopoldina 121 (408), pp. 107–110.

"Therefore, understanding the spatiotemporal distribution of TA changes is critical to grasp the oceanic capacity to uptake and store carbon. Furthermore, dissolution of CO2 in seawater does not change TA, but may affect processes controlling its cycling. Hence, it is also interesting to study TA in the context of climate change, i. e. in a rising CO2 ocean."

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24.04.2015

# New Publications

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Ferrer-Gonzalez, Miriam; Ilyina, Tatiana (2015): Mitigation Potential, Risks, and Side-Effects of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement

Ferrer-Gonzalez, Miriam; Ilyina, Tatiana (2015): Mitigation Potential, Risks, and Side-Effects of Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement. In Nova Acta Leopoldina 121 (408), pp. 275–278.

"The novelty of our research relies on the fact that none of previous studies have addressed this topic with a fully coupled Earth system model of such a level of complexity. Fully coupled set-ups (versus box-models or forced subsystems) hold the potential of revealing new features within the Earth system dynamics."

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24.04.2015

# Projects

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Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) (2015): Climate Engineering Conference 2014. Conference Report

Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) (2015): Climate Engineering Conference 2014. Critical Global Discussions. Conference Report. Potsdam.

"The recently published conference report provides concise, yet descriptive summaries of and reflections upon the main outcomes of the various sessions, plenary events and formats, including a summary of the controversy that surrounded the proposal for two “Declarations” for certain principles and protocols to guide the governance of outdoors experimentation. Where appropriate, the text provides hyperlinks to online resources such as video recordings from the conference or the websites of individual sessions."

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24.04.2015

# New Publications

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Caviezel, Claudio; Revermann, Christoph (2014): Climate Engineering. Can and should we reduce global warming with technology? (German)

Caviezel, Claudio; Revermann, Christoph (2014): Climate Engineering. Kann und soll man die Erderwärmung technisch eindämmen? Berlin: edition sigma (Studien des Büros für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag, 41).

German TA-report published as a book.

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23.04.2015

# Media

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Earth Island Journal: The Technofix Is In

"An Ecomodernist Manifesto fails to acknowledge the political forces at work in the battle over climate change, and so fails to chart a way forward"

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23.04.2015

# New Publications

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DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M.; et al. (2015): Global ecologies and the environmental humanities. Postcolonial approaches

DeLoughrey, Elizabeth M.; Didur, Jill; Carrigan, Anthony (2015): Global ecologies and the environmental humanities. Postcolonial approaches. London: Routledge (Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature, 41).

Book with chapters on climate change; some relevant to CE. "This book examines current trends in scholarly thinking about the new field of the Environmental Humanities, focusing in particular on how the history of globalization and imperialism represents a special challenge to the representation of environmental issues."

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