September 2015

17.09.2015

# New Publications

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Maruyama, Shigenao; et al. (2015): Possibility for controlling global warming by launching nanoparticles into the stratosphere

Maruyama, Shigenao; Nagyama, Takeshi; Gonome, Hiroki; Okajima, Junnosuke (2015): Possibility for controlling global warming by launching nanoparticles into the stratosphere. In JTST 10 (2), pp. JTST0022-JTST0022. DOI: 10.1299/jtst.2015jtst0022

"The objective of the present work is to examine the first-order approximation of the feasibility of controlling the global temperature without reducing the emission of greenhouse gases. We propose the controlled dispersion of nanoparticles into the stratosphere at an altitude of 30 km."

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17.09.2015

# New Publications

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Singer, Clifford; Matchett, Leah (2015): Climate Action Gaming Experiment. Methods and Example Results

Singer, Clifford; Matchett, Leah (2015): Climate Action Gaming Experiment. Methods and Example Results. In Challenges 6 (2), pp. 202–228. DOI: 10.3390/challe6020202  

"An exercise has been prepared and executed to simulate international interactions on policies related to greenhouse gases and global albedo management. Simulation participants are each assigned one of six regions that together contain all of the countries in the world."

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17.09.2015

# New Publications

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Merk, Christine; et al. (2015): Knowledge about aerosol injection does not reduce individual mitigation efforts

Merk, Christine; Pönitzsch, Gert; Rehdanz, Katrin (2015): Knowledge about aerosol injection does not reduce individual mitigation efforts. Kiel Institute for the World Economy (ifw working paper, 2006).

"This is the first study to provide an empirical evaluation of this claim for individuals. In a large-scale framed field experiment with more than 650 participants, we show that people do not back-pedal on mitigation when they learn that the climate change problem could be partly addressed via SAI. Instead, we observe that people who have been informed about SAI mitigate more than people who have not."

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15.09.2015

# Projects

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Project: 4 for 1000: a New Program for Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture

"Agriculture can and must be part of the solution to climate change. The French Minister of Agriculture, Stéphane Le Foll, and Ambassador for Paris Climate 2015, Laurence Tubiana, emphasized this imperative at a conference that took place in Paris on April 27, 2015, during which they introduced the carbon sequestration program for agriculture, named “4 per 1000.”"

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15.09.2015

# Media

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Science: Feature: There’s too much carbon dioxide in the air. Why not turn it back into fuel?

"Stuart Licht has designed the ultimate recycling machine. The solar reactor that he and colleagues built in his lab at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., takes carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere—a byproduct of fossil fuel combustion—and uses the energy in sunlight to turn it back into fuel."

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14.09.2015

# Media

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FCEA Blog: Climate-induced migration and climate engineering: Three notes on how to think through them together

By Holly J. Buck. "Governing climate engineering, with its uncertainty and difficulty in attributing consequences, is a similarly complex institutional design challenge. What can we learn from examining these international governance dilemmas together?"

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14.09.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 38

The news review of calendar week 38 in 2015 is now available here.


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14.09.2015

# Media

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Phys.org: Researchers find unintended consequences of geoengineering to slow climate change

Response to Grandey, B. S.; Wang, C. (2015). "The ability of phytoplankton to draw planet-warming carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and produce aerosols that promote further cooling has made ocean fertilization—through massive dispersal of iron sulfite and other nutrients that stimulate phytoplankton growth—an attractive geoengineering method to reduce global warming."

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14.09.2015

# Media

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Triple Pundit: Center for Carbon Removal: Beyond Mitigation in a 2 °C World

"Negative carbon — the idea of going beyond reducing carbon emissions to actively sequestering or directly removing them from the atmosphere — may be essential to meet the target of a 2 °C world. But awareness, research and innovation in negative carbon, or carbon removal, remains disorganized and often misunderstood. Noah Deich hopes to change that."

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14.09.2015

# Media

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El Pais: Two umbrellas in space to cool the planet's climate (Spanish)

Spanish newspaper response to Sánchez, Joan-Pau; McInnes, Colin R. (2015). "A study shows the feasibility of using parasols in orbit against global warming" (by Google Translate)

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