November 2017

06.11.2017

# Projects

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Project: Geoengineering Map (by GeoengineeringMonitor)

A map of CE and weather modification technologies, published by ETC Group and Heinrich Böll Stiftung.

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06.11.2017

# Media

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Qantara.de: Can religion help in the fight against climate change?

"Such action presents a range of risks, including potentially shifting rainfall patterns in parts of the world, scientists say. But the idea of humans deliberately playing with the earth's climate – which some believe is the prerogative of gods – could leave religious groups sceptical. Geo-engineering proposals are expected to stir the same emotional responses as other controversial scientific advances, from genetic modification to cloning, said Scharf, who now works for a body looking at governance of climate engineering."

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02.11.2017

# Calls & events

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Job: Harvard Fellowship Program

Deadline: 10. January 2018

"Harvard’s Solar Geoengineering Research Program (SGRP) invites applications for post-doctoral and pre-doctoral fellowships, under the direct supervision of Harvard faculty. The program is loosely modeled on the successful Harvard University Center for the Environment (HUCE) fellowship program."

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02.11.2017

# Media

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Vox: There’s a huge gap between the Paris climate change goals and reality

On UNEP report. "Current pledges are about a third of what’s needed."

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02.11.2017

# Media

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US Hearing: Subcommittee on Environment and Subcommittee on Energy Hearing - Geoengineering

US House hearing on CE.

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02.11.2017

# Political Papers

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Smith, Pete; Friedmann, Julio (2017): Bridging the Gap – Carbon dioxide removal

Smith, Pete; Friedmann, Julio (2017): Bridging the Gap – Carbon dioxide removal. In : The Emissions Gap Report 2017. United Nations Environment. Nairobi, pp. 58–66.

CDR in UNEP Emissions Gap report. "The UN Environment Emissions Gap Report 2017 presents an assessment of current national mitigation efforts and the ambitions countries have presented in their Nationally Determined Contributions, which form the foundation of the Paris Agreement."

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01.11.2017

# Media

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Reuters: Can religions help in the fight against climate change?

"But the idea of humans deliberately playing with the earth’s climate - which some believe is the prerogative of gods - could leave religious groups skeptical. Geoengineering proposals are expected to stir the same emotional responses as other controversial scientific advances, from genetic modification to cloning, said Scharf, who now works for a body looking at governance of climate engineering."

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01.11.2017

# New Publications

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Tingley, Dustin; Wagner, Gernot (2017): Solar geoengineering and the chemtrails conspiracy on social media

Tingley, Dustin; Wagner, Gernot (2017): Solar geoengineering and the chemtrails conspiracy on social media. In Palgrave Commun. 3 (1), p. 211. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-017-0014-3.

"But unlike scientific discourse, a majority of online discussion focuses on the so-called chemtrails conspiracy theory, the widely debunked idea that airplanes are spraying a toxic mix of chemicals through contrails, with supposed goals ranging from weather to mind control. This paper presents the results of a nationally representative 1000-subject poll part of the 36,000-subject 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), and an analysis of the universe of social media mentions of geoengineering."

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01.11.2017

# New Publications

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Visioni, Daniele; et al. (2017): Quantification of sulfur deposition changes under sulfate geoengineering conditions

Visioni, Daniele; Pitari, Giovanni; Tuccella, Paolo; Curci, Gabriele (2017): Quantification of sulfur deposition changes under sulfate geoengineering conditions. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., pp. 1–42. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2017-987.

"In this study we present results from a composition-climate coupled model (ULAQ-CCM) and a chemistry-transport model (GEOS-Chem), assuming a sustained lower stratospheric equatorial injection of 8 Tg-SO2/yr. Total S-deposition is found to globally increase by 5.2 % when sulfate geoengineering is deployed, with a clear interhemispheric asymmetry (3.8 % and 10.3 % in NH and SH, respectively). The latter is mostly due to the combination of a quasi-homogeneous tropospheric influx of sulfate from the stratosphere, and the highly inhomogeneous amount of anthropogenic sulfur emissions in the boundary layer (mostly located in the Northern Hemisphere)."

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