October 2015

19.10.2015

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Algae Industry Magazine: Algae and Climate Change

Interview on algea farming. "John Milewski, executive producer and managing editor of Wilson Center NOW, interviews Ecosystems Services and Management Program Research Scholar Brian Walsh, who believes that replacing current feed crops with algae could yield big results toward providing a solution to climate change. In fact, his research indicates a potential for reducing atmospheric carbon concentrates to preindustrial levels by the end of the century."

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16.10.2015

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The Center for Carbon Removal: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of CO2 Utilization

"The concept of CO2 utilization goes something like this: instead of releasing CO2 into the atmosphere through industrial processes, we could instead capture CO2 from smokestacks (and/or the ambient atmosphere) and use this CO2 to manufacture carbon-based products -- such as fuels, food, and construction materials. So what role might CO2 utilization play in fighting climate change? The outlook seems mixed, as explained below."

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16.10.2015

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The Union of Concerned Scientists: 5 Takeaways From Algae Week in Washington

"Carbon capture and utilization is a thing, and for the algae industry, it’s kind of a big deal"

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16.10.2015

# Projects

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Project: ICE911 - Saving The Arctic One Ice Block at a Time

Project offering albedo modification of arctic ice. "We use ecosystem-friendly technologies to mitigate the effects of global warming. Our materials can slow Arctic melt by increasing the reflectivity and reducing the melt rate of arctic ice."

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16.10.2015

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Nature News: Commercial boost for firms that suck carbon from air

"Two companies expand their extraction plants and line up customers."

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13.10.2015

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FCEA Blog: Time to stop talking about “climate engineering” – Clare Heyward

"How rude of me to accept an invitation to write a post for the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment and to say that they ought to change their name and mission statement. But that is at least a possible implication of what I am going to write."

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12.10.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 42

The news review of calendar week 42 in 2015 is now available here.


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12.10.2015

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American University: Is Engineering the Climate the Way Forward?

"American University School of International Service's assistant professor Simon Nicholson, who also serves as the director of the Global Environmental Politics Program, recently received a $750,000 grant to study the international governance of SRM. Nicholson's Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment is using the grant to launch a three-year project. It will be the first major sustained endeavor in the United States to look at realistic, robust, and concrete governance options."

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12.10.2015

# New Publications

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Meyer, Kirsten; Uhle, Christian (2015): Geoengineering and the Accusation of Hubris

Meyer, Kirsten; Uhle, Christian (2015): Geoengineering and the Accusation of Hubris (THESys Discussion Paper, 2015-3).

"This paper analyses the concept of hubris. It then argues that referring to this concept does indeed add an important perspective to an evaluation of the various proposals for geoengineering."

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12.10.2015

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BBC Radio: Can we engineer the climate?

Radio broadcast on Oliver Mortons book. "But if that doesn't happen is there an alternative? Oliver Morton has just brought out a book called 'The Planet Remade: How Geo-engineering Could Change the World'."

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