May 2016

19.05.2016

# New Publications

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Lempert, Robert J. (2016): Experiment Earth, Responsible Innovation in Geoengineering by Jack Stilgoe, A Case for Climate Engineering by David Keith

Lempert, Robert J. (2016): Experiment Earth, Responsible Innovation in Geoengineering by Jack Stilgoe A Case for Climate Engineering by David Keith. In Science and Public Policy, scw023. DOI 10.1093/scipol/scw023.

Review of two books. "Two recent books—David Keith’s A Case for Climate Engineering and Jack Stilgoe’s Experiment Earth—engage this question from very different points of view. Both recommend research, one more enthusiastically than the other. Both books are fascinating and informative. Together they clarify the challenge, but do not instill confidence that they have solved it."

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18.05.2016

# Media

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Regeneration International: Interview: Researcher, Author Eric Toensmeier Explores Practical, Effective Carbon Farming Strategies

"Clearly there is some distance to go before an accurate idea of 21st century farming penetrates the mainstream. It will take people like Eric Toensmeier. His new book, The Carbon Farming Solution, carries enough heft, range and detail to clear away forests of confusion."

See also the climate category at egenerationinternational.org.

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17.05.2016

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 21 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 21 in 2016 is now available here.


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17.05.2016

# Media

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NATO Association of Canada: Climate Mitigation vs. Geoengineering: What should the future look like?

"In the context of policy proposals, countries should seriously fund research on the use of sulphate aerosols as part of the SRM approach, which in the future could be used as a complementary solution to addressing climate change alongside mitigation policies. Currently, very few countries are funding geoengineering including China, Norway, and Germany, among others."

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17.05.2016

# New Publications

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Kim, DaEun (2016): Geoengineering: Taking "Changing the World" to the Extreme

Kim, DaEun (2016): Geoengineering: Taking "Changing the World" to the Extreme. In Seana Moran (Ed.): Ethical ripples of creativity and innovation. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 37–44.

General ethical paper on CE.

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17.05.2016

# New Publications

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Zhang, Dengxiao; et al. (2016): Is current biochar research addressing global soil constraints for sustainable agriculture?

Zhang, Dengxiao; Yan, Ming; Niu, Yaru; Liu, Xiaoyu; van Zwieten, Lukas; Chen, De et al. (2016): Is current biochar research addressing global soil constraints for sustainable agriculture? In Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 226, pp. 25–32. DOI 10.1016/j.agee.2016.04.010 .

Review paper on biochar research. "Global-linked studies should be developed for upscaling of biochar use in world agriculture."

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17.05.2016

# Media

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Gizmodo:

Media response to Winckler, Gisela; et al. (2016). "“In principle, I think iron addition to the Southern Ocean could make a difference in terms of drawing down atmospheric CO2,” Anderson said. “But I think we have to be very careful, considering the ecological harm that could be done. We’d have to be very desperate in my opinion.”"

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17.05.2016

# New Publications

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Winckler, Gisela; et al. (2016): Ocean dynamics, not dust, have controlled equatorial Pacific productivity over the past 500,000 years

Winckler, Gisela; Anderson, Robert F.; Jaccard, Samuel L.; Marcantonio, Franco (2016): Ocean dynamics, not dust, have controlled equatorial Pacific productivity over the past 500,000 years. In Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, p. 201600616–201600616. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1600616113.

On effectivity of ocean iron fertilization. "Throughout most of the equatorial Pacific, upwelling of water from the Equatorial Undercurrent supplies far more dissolved iron than is delivered by dust, by as much as two orders of magnitude. Nevertheless, recent studies have inferred that the greater supply of dust during ice ages stimulated greater utilization of nutrients within the region of upwelling on the equator, thereby contributing to the sequestration of carbon in the ocean interior. Here we present proxy records for dust and for biological productivity over the past 500 ky at three sites spanning the breadth of the equatorial Pacific Ocean to test the dust fertilization hypothesis."

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16.05.2016

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TEDx: Farming is Geoengineering

TEDx talk on climate farming. "How regenerative agriculture can reverse climate change. Griffin is a former ad man from Dallas gone agro-environmentalist. He is currently working as project director of Vía Orgánica, a non-profit organization in San Miguel de Allende that promotes regenerative organic agriculture and food sovereignty in Latin America."

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16.05.2016

# Media

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Climate Conversaion with Martin Rees & Hugh Hunt (Video)

Conversation between Lord Martin Rees and Dr. Hugh Hunt.

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