August 2017

16.08.2017

# Media

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Newcastle Herald: Cli-fi forum sees TV drama as one solution to global warming

"After briefings from specialists in climate science, geo-engineering, psychology, human health, renewable energy, politics and history, screenwriters will crunch ideas for new shows in a forum that also involves ABC TV, production company Jungle, Screen Australia and Create NSW. "For ages scientists have been using our graphs and our data and our facts to try to communicate our science but it's been demonstrated that this doesn't really work very well," Dr Verges says. "It very rarely influences people's opinions and hardly ever motivates action.""

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16.08.2017

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Climate Home: Countries urged to start bargaining over negative emissions

"There is an emerging consensus CO2 needs to be sucked out of the air to meet climate goals, but no discussion of which countries are responsible for acting"

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14.08.2017

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 33 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 33 in 2017 is now available here.

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14.08.2017

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weather.com: Artificial clouds: climate engineering get more popular (German)

German weather newspaper article on CE.

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11.08.2017

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Quark University Blog: Geoengineering Is The Controversial Plan To Stop Climate Change By Hacking The Planet

"For an example, think about how we’ve tinkered with species populations. Killing off a threat like the wolves in Yellowstone has historically made the populations of other species explode, which decimates their food supply and makes it worse for every other animal in the environment. If we purposely pollute the air or water, we might fix climate change, but what side effects might result?"

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11.08.2017

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Environmental China: Counteracting Climate Change through Geoengineering

"Our planet is warming; our ice caps and glaciers are melting. By pumping massive amounts of greenhouse gases into the air, humankind is effectively tinkering with the atmosphere, putting ourselves on a path to dangerous levels of climate change. But what if we could tinker in the other direction, to keep global temperatures at safe levels?

To find out more about the so-called idea of geoengineering and China's related research efforts, we sit down with British expat John Moore, who is Chief Scientist heading China's leading research program on the topic housed at Beijing Normal University. You can read more on John's personal website (http://kaares.ulapland.fi/home/hkunta/jmoore/johnpage.htm), including a recent article he co-authored on whether China will be the first to initiate geoengineering, or by checking out this recent article in MIT Technology Review. John also recommends a recent editorial in Science, entitled, "How to govern geoengineering?"."

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11.08.2017

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EOS: Preventing Climate Change by Increasing Ocean Alkalinity

"A recent paper in Reviews of Geophysics discussed increasing ocean alkalinity as an alternative method of carbon sequestration in response to climate change."

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11.08.2017

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CTV: Geo-engineering could be the solution to slow global warming

"The fight to reduce the impact of human-induced global warming has primarily focused on reducing emissions. However, scientists say those measures may not be enough, so they're coming up with some radical new solutions."

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11.08.2017

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Carbon News: To stop climate change, should we aim to dim the sky?

"SOLAR geoengineering is a controversial process to reduce heat. Some researchers say it might be humanity's last line of defense to stop greenhouse gas emissions."

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09.08.2017

# New Publications

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Bala, Govindasamy; Gupta, Akhilesh (2017): Geoengineering and India

Bala, Govindasamy; Gupta, Akhilesh (2017): Geoengineering and India. Meeting Report 113 (3), pp. 376–377.

"Hence, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) has recently launched a Major R&D project (MRDP) at Centre for Amospheric and Oceanic Sciences (CAOS), Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to undertake climate modelling experiments in order to generate strategic knowledge on stratospheric aerosol geoengineering. The primary objective of convening the roundtable discussion on geoengineering was to seek views of the experts and policy makers on the issue of whether and how geoengineering is likely to impact India."

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