July 2015

16.07.2015

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Agrar Zeitung: Technological Interventions are no Option

German agricultural newspapter article on CE.

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15.07.2015

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Schäfer, Stefan; et al. (2015): Removing Greenhouse Gases from the Atmosphere and Reflecting Sunlight away from Earth (EuTRACE)

Schäfer, Stefan; Lawrence, Mark G.; Stelzer, Harald; Born, Wanda; Low, Sean (2015): Removing Greenhouse Gases from the Atmosphere and Reflecting Sunlight away from Earth. The European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE). Potsdam.

"The project EuTRACE (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering) was funded from June 2012 through September 2014 by the EU as a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). EuTRACE brought together a consortium of 14 partner institutions that worked together to compile this assessment report. Consortium members represented various disciplines with expertise on the topic of climate engineering. This assessment report is the main result of the project."

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15.07.2015

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EuTRACE press release

"Though it is imprudent to expect climate engineering techniques to play a significant role in climate policy in the next several decades, it is sensible to continue to investigate climate engineering techniques to understand their potential in the second half of this century and beyond, states the EuTRACE report (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering), as well as to understand what kinds of effects they would then have on societies and the environment."

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15.07.2015

# New Publications

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Creutzig, Felix (2014): Economic and ecological views on climate change mitigation with bioenergy and negative emissions

Creutzig, Felix (2014): Economic and ecological views on climate change mitigation with bioenergy and negative emissions. In GCB Bioenergy, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1111/gcbb.12235.

"I conclude that land-based mitigation strategies remain highly speculative; a constant iteration between synoptic integrated assessment models and more particularistic and fine-grained approaches is a crucial precondition for capturing complex dynamics and biophysical constraints that are essential for comprehensive assessments."

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15.07.2015

# New Publications

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Factor, Simon (2015): The Experimental Economy of Geoengineering

Factor, Simon (2015): The Experimental Economy of Geoengineering. In Journal of Cultural Economy, pp. 1–16. DOI 10.1080/17530350.2015.1039459.

"To grasp what is at stake in such questions, this paper traces out the marginal history of ocean geoengineering, its correlative ‘green’ economy, and through the deployment of algae as an inventive world-remaking device, their co-formation of the earth as a site of unbounded experimentation – of what I call experiment earth. My argument here is that such methods of geoengineering inject disturbances into the algae-ocean-earth system that do not seek control, but to elicit surprise and explicate the mechanisms of the complex permutations of their unpredictability, where new forms of knowledge and value are created not through the application of preconceived ideas or a process of commensuration, but through the harnessing of anticipation and the generation of surprise."

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13.07.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 29

The news review of calendar week 29 in 2015 is now available here.


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13.07.2015

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Klimazwiebel Blog: The antinomies of climate engineering

Conference report. "Last week I attended a conference at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Organized by the German research council DFG academics from various disciplines gathered for three days at the Climate Engineering Research Symposium in the old but nicely refurbished building at the Gendarmenmarkt."

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13.07.2015

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Heutel, Garth; et al. (2015): Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Price of Carbon

Heutel, Garth; Cruz, Juan Moreno; Shayegh, Soheil (2015): Solar Geoengineering, Uncertainty, and the Price of Carbon. In National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper Series No. 21355. DOI 10.3386/w21355.

"We consider the socially optimal use of solar geoengineering to manage climate change. Solar geoengineering can reduce damages from atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations, potentially more cheaply than reducing emissions. If so, optimal policy includes less abatement than recommended by models that ignore solar geoengineering, and the price of carbon is lower."

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13.07.2015

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Antimedia: Forget GeoEngineering! Coral Gardening Can Save the Coral Reefs

"As the coral reefs face a growing number of environmental threats, a team of scientists in Florida is promoting a radical gardening concept as the solution. Scientists at the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine Science have been working on refining a process known as coral gardening."

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13.07.2015

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Contra Costa Times: Controversial 'cloud brightening' project proposed for Moss Landing

"A team of elder Silicon Valley scientists is building an audacious device that might solve one of humanity's most profound dilemmas -- a "cloud whitener" designed to cool a warming planet."

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