January 2016

17.01.2016

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Slate: Geoengineering’s Moral Hazard Problem

"Would treating the symptoms of climate change give people permission to ignore the causes?"

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17.01.2016

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The Earth Story Blog: Eyjafjallajökull tests geoengineering options

"The Eyjafjallajökull eruption also turns out to have provided a natural experiment that tested of one of the major geoengineering solutions for climate change."

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17.01.2016

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Studyblue course: WIC9 - Geongeineering (online course)

"WIC 9 - Geoengineering. Geography World In Crisis with Jim at University of Bristol"

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17.01.2016

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Phys.org: Researchers explore the use of decision pathways to inform climate engineering policies

Media response to Gregory, Robin; et al. (2016). "A collaborative of researchers from the U.S. and Canada propose a decision pathway approach that offers some of the benefits of traditional survey techniques, while also capturing the reasoning of deliberations within groups, and helping participants to deepen their knowledge of issues and solutions. The researchers have modeled this approach with a decision pathway design that addresses climate engineering technologies, and published their results in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences."

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16.01.2016

# New Publications

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Reay, Dave (2015): Nitrogen and climate change. An explosive story

Reay, Dave (2015): Nitrogen and climate change. An explosive story. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire, New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan.

With capter 12 on CE (pp 179-192) "Nitrogen could play an important direct or indirect role in many of these CDR and SRM proposals, its complex cycling through atmosphere, water, soil and biomass making for numerous potential geoengineering synergies and antagonisms."

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16.01.2016

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Maclean's: Is geoengineering the solution to saving the Earth?

"Climate-change skeptics and environmentalists both hate the idea. But is ‘veiling’ the Earth the only quick solution to a climate change-catastrophe?"

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16.01.2016

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The Globe and Mail: Could this plant hold the key to generating fuel from CO2 emissions?

David Keith's air caputre plant in Canada. "Recapturing carbon from the atmosphere is one thing, but a Canadian company wants to go one step further by turning that carbon into fuel. In the process, it hopes to transform the fight against climate change"

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16.01.2016

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The Center for Carbon Removal: Science Friday - Carbon negative energy

"Welcome back to Science Friday — our weekly blog post that links you to the most recent and relevant academic research on carbon removal. This week, we're focusing on the energy sector. Take a look at some of the research fresh from the new year and don't forget to let us know your thoughts in the comments!"

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16.01.2016

# New Publications

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Sanchez, Daniel L.; Kammen, Daniel M. (2016): A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy

Sanchez, Daniel L.; Kammen, Daniel M. (2016): A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy. In Nat. Energy 1 (1), p. 15002–15002. DOI 10.1038/NENERGY.2015.2.

"Climate change mitigation requires gigatonne-scale CO2 removal technologies, yet few examples exist beyond niche markets. The flexibility of thermochemical conversion of biomass and fossil energy, coupled with carbon capture and storage, offers a route to commercializing carbon-negative energy."

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13.01.2016

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: EGU General Assembly

Call for Abstracts, Deadline Jannuary 13. 2016

"This message is a friendly reminder of the deadline for abstracts for the upcoming EGU General Assembly on 17–22 April 2016 in Vienna. If you want to present your research at this event, please submit your abstract before 13 January 2016, 13:00 Central European Time."

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