June 2018

01.06.2018

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Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Advancing Public Climate Engineering Disclosure

"Climate engineering employs a diverse set of techniques that deliberately alter the climate system on a planetary scale, reversing or interrupting global warming. Private investment, public curiosity, and policymaker involvement in the field are all growing as scientists explore different approaches to climate engineering research, development, demonstration, and deployment (RDD&D)."

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01.06.2018

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Belfer Center: Solar Geoengineering: Taking a Hard Look

"“Fear of solar geoengineering is entirely healthy,” Harvard Professor of Public Policy David Keith wrote in a Guardian op-ed in 2017. “Its mere prospect might be hyped by fossil fuel interests to thwart emissions cuts. It could be used by one or a few nations in a way that’s harmful to many. There might be some yet undiscovered risk making the technology much less effective in reality than the largely positive story told by computer models.” Yet,” he added, “that healthy fear can distort discussion in unhealthy ways.”"

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01.06.2018

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ABC: Cooling the planet

"We're already seeing the dangerous effects of climate change with extreme weather, a melting Artic ice-cap and increased deaths from heatwaves. So can we afford to wait or do we take extraordinary measures to cool the planet? Pushing the boundaries beyond traditional approaches recorded 8 May 2018 Climate Adaptation Conference"

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01.06.2018

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General Intellect Unit: An Intersectional Analysis Of Geoengineering, with Tina Sikka

"In which we talk with Tina Sikka about Geoengineering, and an Intersectional analysis of the potential negative effects of the same."

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01.06.2018

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Spiegel: This is how scientists want to cool the planet (German)

German newspaper article on CDR methods.

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01.06.2018

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Carbon Brief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Stephen Belcher

"Prof Stephen Belcher was appointed the chief scientist at the Met Office in December 2016. In 2012, he joined the Met Office as director of the Met Office Hadley Centre. Previously, he was the head of the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at the University of Reading. He has published more than 100 papers on the fluid dynamics of atmospheric and oceanic turbulence."

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01.06.2018

# Calls & events

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Job: 5 Postdoc positions for the hub Deep Decarbonization: Towards Industry with Negative Emissions

Deadline: 14. June 2018

"Within Utrecht University’s strategic theme Pathways to Sustainability an interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed the impact-oriented research programme ‘Deep Decarbonization: Towards Industry with Negative Emissions’. In this programme, a broad group of researchers (spanning renewable energy systems, physics, chemistry, geology, climate policies, innovation studies, governance, economics and law) will be working together with an equally broad group from industry, government and civil society, to generate new concepts to support the radical transformation of industry needed for our society to meet the ambitions of the Paris Agreement."

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01.06.2018

# New Publications

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Brent, Kerryn; et al. (2018): International law poses problems for negative emissions research

Brent, Kerryn; McGee, Jeffrey; McDonald, Jan; Rohling, Eelco J. (2018): International law poses problems for negative emissions research. In Nature Climate change 8 (6), pp. 451–453. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-018-0181-2.

"New international governance arrangements that manage environmental risk and potential conflicts of interests are needed to facilitate negative emissions research that is essential to achieving the large-scale CO2 removal implied by the Paris Agreement targets."

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