January 2017

20.01.2017

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Nextbigfuture Blog: Now that climate scientists know that emissions will not be kept below what would be a less than 2 degree global change level will geoengineering get serious attention

"In 2008 some climate scientiss said that the world had 100 months to enact drastic anti-global warming policies to avoid the environment warming by two degrees celsius compared to pre-industrial times. The 100 months have passed and only modest policies have been enacted and it seems likely that some of the policies will be reverse with more use of fossil fuels."

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20.01.2017

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EconoTimes: Don't fall into the trap of restarting last decade's 'climate wars'

"In the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, many climate experts are expressing concern that his views and those of his senior appointees are at odds with mainstream climate science. They’re grimly preparing to re-enter the fray of last-decade’s “climate wars”, which saw scientific knowledge about global warming come under intense and sustained attack."

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20.01.2017

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the guardian: ‘A cat in hell’s chance’ – why we’re losing the battle to keep global warming below 2C

"A global rise in temperature of just 2C would be enough to threaten life as we know it. But leading climate scientists think even this universally agreed target will be missed. Could dramatic action help?"

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20.01.2017

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Project Syndicate: Geoengineering Climate Change

"Even climate activists increasingly recognize that the lofty rhetoric of the global agreement to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, concluded in Paris just over a year ago, will not be matched by its promises’ actual impact on temperatures. This should make us think about smart, alternative solutions. But one such alternative, geoengineering, is a solution that many people refuse to entertain."

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19.01.2017

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Yale environment 360: How Far Can Technology Go To Stave Off Climate Change?

"With carbon dioxide emissions continuing to rise, an increasing number of experts believe major technological breakthroughs —such as CO2 air capture — will be necessary to slow global warming. But without the societal will to decarbonize, even the best technologies won’t be enough."

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17.01.2017

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News Review of Week 03 of 2017

The news review of calendar week 3 in 2017 is now available here.


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17.01.2017

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[press review] US Global Change Research Program in favor of CE research

Press review on the US Global Change Research Program report that is in favor of CE research. (see read more)


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17.01.2017

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Sci Tech Forum: Wild Ideas for Stopping Climate Change

Interdisciplinary panel discussion. "Moderator Marty Bradley, technical fellow, Boeing; Martin Bunzl, philosophy professor, Rutgers University; Timothy C. Langenkamp, partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Douglas MacMartin, research professor, Caltech, and senior research associate, Cornell University"

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17.01.2017

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Transition Studies: Ethics of Climate Change and Climate Engineering

Lecture at the University of California given by Margaret Leinen.

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17.01.2017

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Job: Program Assistant, Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative

(no deadline)

"The Carnegie Council is seeking a full-time Program Assistant to coordinate and promote its Carnegie Climate Geoengineering Governance Initiative. The Program Assistant will be supporting the Executive Director and a small virtual secretariat of people working in different countries."

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