January 2017

17.01.2017

# New Publications

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Szerszynski, Bronislaw (2016): Coloring Climates: Imagining a Geoengineered World

Szerszynski, Bronislaw (2016): Coloring Climates: Imagining a Geoengineered World. In: Ursula K. Heise, Jon Christensen und Michelle Niemann (Hg.): The Routledge companion to the environmental humanities: Routledge, S. 82–90.

"In this chapter I will discuss the contemporary sociotechnical imaginary of climate geoengineering. If in the Anthropocene our own planet, as much as any other planet we may come to inhabit, becomes an intended world, one in which the majority of once-natural processes and systems are not just accidentally but deliberately shaped by human action, what would be the best word to catpure its climates?"

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17.01.2017

# Media

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The Global Energy & Environmental Law Podcast: Climate Geoengineering and Its Governance

"What can we do today to work toward adequate governance of climate engineering down the road? In this podcast, Myanna Dellinger discusses with Matthias Honegger why governance urgently requires a global conversation open to all, which can help unearth concerns, risks and opportunities associated with various new ways to dealing with climate change in the context of expected future impacts from climate change itself. "

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17.01.2017

# New Publications

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Curvelo, Paula; Guimarães Pereira, Ângela (2016): Geoengineering: Reflections on Current Debates

Curvelo, Paula; Guimarães Pereira, Ângela (2016): Geoengineering: Reflections on Current Debates. In: Ana Delgado (Hg.): Technoscience and Citizenship. Ethics and Governance in the Digital Society, Bd. 17. Cham: Springer Verlag (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology), S. 163–184.

"In this paper we propose to investigate the current debates on geoengineering, here considered as an illustrative metaphor of particular technoscientific promises and ‘techno-fix’ narratives that are emerging in our society."

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16.01.2017

# New Publications

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Gabriel, Corey J.; et al. (2017): The G4Foam Experiment. Global climate impacts of regional ocean albedo modification

Gabriel, Corey J.; Robock, Alan; Xia, Lili; Zambri, Brian; Kravitz, Ben (2017): The G4Foam Experiment. Global climate impacts of regional ocean albedo modification. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. 17 (1), S. 595–613. DOI: 10.5194/acp-17-595-2017.

"Here we present the results of climate model simulations of a unique Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project Testbed experiment to investigate the benefits and risks of a scheme that would brighten certain oceanic regions. The National Center for Atmospheric Research CESM CAM4-Chem global climate model was modified to simulate a scheme in which the albedo of the ocean surface is increased over the subtropical ocean gyres in the Southern Hemisphere."

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16.01.2017

# Media

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Russ George Blog: Social Engineering The Planet In The Name Of Climate Change

"The spin masters have their fingers on every topic that they can relate to ‘climate change’ and the names of the usual suspects doing this are now well-known to us all."

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16.01.2017

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2017): Understanding How Climate Engineering Can Offset Climate Change. Sixth Meeting of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project; Oslo, Norway, 21–22 June 2016

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Kristjánsson, Jón (2017): Understanding How Climate Engineering Can Offset Climate Change. Sixth Meeting of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project; Oslo, Norway, 21–22 June 2016. In: Eos. DOI: 10.1029/2016EO005279.

"Participants at a meeting in Oslo, Norway, presented new developments in modeling and simulating climate engineering approaches, including stratospheric aerosols, marine cloud brightening, cirrus thinning, and land and ocean brightening."

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15.01.2017

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Undark: The Measure of a Fog: Geoengineering

"We’ve proven adept at driving up the planet’s temperature — albeit unintentionally. Should we use planetary-scale technology to bring it back down?"

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14.01.2017

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Medium: Geoengineering and the WEF

"Every year, just before its annual meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum puts together a “Risk report” — a compendium of what the world (or at least the bits of the world that the WEF asked) is worrying about. Watching the release of this year’s report I was struck by the fact that, for the first time, as far as I can tell, the report mentioned geoengineering. Unsurprisingly, I was intrigued."

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12.01.2017

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Center for Carbon Removal: Great Expectations: The new year brings momentum for carbon removal

"In December, we checked in with you about the exciting developments around carbon removal over the past year. (If you missed them, you can read the policy, business, and international recaps on our blog.) In 2017, we expect carbon removal advocates to build upon the momentum created in 2016 to actualize even more progress. Here is what each member of our team is looking forward to in the coming year."

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12.01.2017

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Smart Stones: THE rate of olivine weathering, an expensive myth

"In this note I provide some data on the weathering of olivine in nature, which make clear that the weathering of olivine is fast enough to play an important role in the cycle of CO2 capture and its safe and sustainable storage as carbonate rocks. The CO2 released by volcanism has always been captured by the weathering of rocks since the origin of the Earth. Without this mechanism the Earth would be a lifeless planet with a CO2 atmosphere in the order of 100 bar, as our neighbor planet Venus demonstrates."

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