September 2015

07.09.2015

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Reaction Watch: Paper on chemtrails, a favorite subject of conspiracy theorists, retracted

"A paper claiming to expose the “tightly held secret” that long clouds trailing from jets are toxic coal fly ash — and not, as the U.S. government says, primarily composed of harmless ice crystals — has been retracted."

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07.09.2015

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New York Times: Walter Munk, the ‘Einstein of the Oceans’

Article on Walter Munk with a comment on CE. "Had he more time, Dr. Munk said, he would work on geoengineering."

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03.09.2015

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Svoboda, Toby; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Agent-Regret, and the Lesser of Two Evils Argument

Svoboda, Toby; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Agent-Regret, and the Lesser of Two Evils Argument. In Environmental Ethics 37 (2), pp. 207–220. DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics201537218 

"According to the “Lesser of Two Evils Argument,” deployment of solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering in a climate emergency would be morally justified because it likely would be the best option available."

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01.09.2015

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Huffington Post: A Modest Proposal

"The most efficient method of quickly reducing the global population, and solving the global warming problem, is by nuclear war. A nuclear war between the United States and Russia today, with their nuclear arsenals targeted at cities and industrial areas, would produce tremendous amounts of smoke, blocking out the Sun and making it cold, dark, and dry at the surface."

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01.09.2015

# New Publications

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Manoussi, Vassiliki; Xepapadeas, Anastasios (2015): Cooperation and Competition in Climate Change Policies. Mitigation and Climate Engineering when Countries are Asymmetric

Manoussi, Vassiliki; Xepapadeas, Anastasios (2015): Cooperation and Competition in Climate Change Policies. Mitigation and Climate Engineering when Countries are Asymmetric. In Environ Resource Econ. DOI: 10.1007/s10640-015-9956-3

"We study a dynamic game of climate policy design in terms of emissions and solar radiation management (SRM) involving two heterogeneous countries or group of countries. Countries emit greenhouse gasses (GHGs), and can block incoming radiation by unilateral SRM activities, thus reducing global temperature. Heterogeneity is modelled in terms of the social cost of SRM, the environmental damages due to global warming, the productivity of emissions in terms of generating private benefits, the rate of impatience, and the private cost of geoengineering."

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01.09.2015

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BERC: Carbon Removal As a Mitigation Strategy

"Carbon removal techniques, while important for fighting climate change, have faced resistance from some in the environmental community due to their perception as a threat to the deployment of other climate change mitigation techniques. Recently, the view that carbon removal is a complement, not a substitute, for other mitigation approaches has gained mainstream acceptance — a positive development that will hopefully help carbon removal solutions emerge in sustainable and appropriate manner for fighting climate change."

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