July 2015

13.07.2015

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CERSYM Blog: The Symposium on the Web

"To broaden the discussions during the symposium, we announced the conference on Twitter and Facebook as well starting this blog. We had no idea what the response would be like. We established the hashtag #CERSYM2015 and tweets started arriving before the people did."

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11.07.2015

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Saxler, Barbara; et al. (2015): International liability for transboundary damage arising from stratospheric aerosol injections

Saxler, Barbara; Siegfried, Jule; Proelß, Alexander (2015): International liability for transboundary damage arising from stratospheric aerosol injections. In Law, Innovation and Technology 7 (1), pp. 112–147. DOI 10.1080/17579961.2015.1052645.

"This study assesses if and to what extent existing international rules on liability could be applicable to SAI damage. Apart from the assessment of the rules on State responsibility, the question whether States can generally be held internationally liable for damage arising from lawful activities is addressed."

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10.07.2015

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CERSYM Blog: Day 3 - Are we comparing apples with apples? And who likes "them apples"?

From the Climate Engineering Research Symposium Blog. "The third and final full day of the symposium again included two sessions of talks. The first, entitled "A Comparative View of Climate Engineering Options and Metrics," was aimed at taking a good look at the concepts and terms we use to evaluate and assess different types of CE technologies to establish if researchers from different fields, countries and disciplines are assessing the technologies in a comparable way."

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09.07.2015

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Australien Academy of Science: Public Speaker Series. Techno-fixes for climate change

"Professor Barry Brook will square up to the mounting problems of climate change, pollution, energy security and dwindling supplies - and the need for a near-total transformation of the world’s energy systems. He says next-generation nuclear technologies offer the best chance of curing our hydrocarbon addiction. These and ‘techno-fixes’ such as geoengineering, genetically modified organisms and nanotechnology can avoid destructive overuse of natural and agricultural landscapes and reduce our footprint by sparing land and resources."

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09.07.2015

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CERSYM Blog: Day 2 - Can we find out what we don't know about CE? And once we find out, who has the right and the means to make the big decisions?

From the Climate Engineering Research Symposium Blog. "The second day of the symposium included two separate sessions with seven presentations each.  The first session of the day, entitled "Climate Engineering Uncertainties" aimed to help us understand exactly where the blind spots in our scientific and technical knowledge of CE lie, and to explore whether these uncertainties can be reduced."

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07.07.2015

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CERSYM Blog: Day 1 - Could we?

From the Climate Engineering Research Symposium Blog. "This week's symposium aims to deal with a wide spectrum of Climate Engineering related questions, but today's session focused on what is arguably one of the most fundamental of them all: Could we do it? Entitled "Scientific Feasibility of Climate Engineering Ideas," the first session of the week included talks by seven natural scientists and engineers who addressed the "Could we?" question from different perspectives."

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06.07.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 28

The news review of calendar week 28 in 2015 is now available here.


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06.07.2015

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innovations report: Climate Engineering Symposium in Berlin shows state of the art and perspectives of research

German article on the CE Research Symposium starting 7.7. in Berlin.

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06.07.2015

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Following Science, Writing to Society Blog: What is the Biggest Hurdle to Solving Climate Change using Geoengineering?

"This post will weigh current research against each of these concerns in order to attempt to discover which are most pressing and suggest possible avenues of action to make this proposed theory into a real, global solution to climate change."

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04.07.2015

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the guardian: New study warns of dangerous climate change risks to the Earth’s oceans

Study not on CE but includes a comment. "The study also makes a critical and often-overlooked point. Some people believe geoengineering is a better or more practical solution than curbing our carbon pollution. Geoengineering proposals often involve slowing global warming by reducing the amount of sunlight absorbed by the Earth, for example by pumping sulfur high into the atmosphere, or putting large mirrors into orbit."

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