November 2018

15.11.2018

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ETC Group: China’s Plan to Seed Himalayan Clouds Is Geoengineering – Unintentional or Otherwise

"A massive weather modification network – the largest ever — is being planned for the Tibetan Plateau. The plan, according to recent reports, is to cover an area of the size of Spain with thousands of fuel burning chambers (roughly akin to upside-down rockets) to blast silver iodide into the atmosphere, stimulating cloud formation and precipitation."

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15.11.2018

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Harvard University Blog: Funding for Solar Geoengineering from 2008 to 2018

"As the visibility of solar geoengineering research grows, we thought it would be useful to provide a publicly accessible record of the solar geoengineering projects that have been funded over the past ten years."

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15.11.2018

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E-International Relations: The Emerging Politics of Geoengineering

"As droughts, forest fires and centennial floods become more commonplace, people around the world are feeling the consequences of climate change. As a result, some scientists are putting forth ideas to engineer the climate, collectively summarized as ‘Geoengineering’. But no matter whether one thinks of massive attempts to filter greenhouse gases from the air or planetary sheets of reflective material, geoengineering will have significant political effects."

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15.11.2018

# New Publications

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Bala, G.; et al. (2018): Solar Geoengineering Research in India

Bala, G.; Gupta, A. (2018): Solar Geoengineering Research in India. In: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-18-0122.1.

"We present here a brief account of the Indian scientific research into solar geoengineering. Climate modeling constitutes the major component of this geoengineering-relevant climate science research. The recent funding initiative by the Department of Science and Technology, the main funding agency for scientific research in India, in support of geoengineering modeling research and its efforts to bring natural, social and political scientists together for an evaluation solar geoengineering at meetings are also discussed. Finally, the directions for future scientific research into geoengineering in India are also discussed."

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12.11.2018

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 46 of 2018

The newsletter of calendar week 46 in 2018 is now available here.


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12.11.2018

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Mail Online: Could thinning out high-altitude clouds combat climate change? Scientists reveal radical plan to cool the atmosphere

"As Earth continues to move toward a warmer climate, scientists are working to develop strategies to artificially cool the planet in the case that the situation becomes truly dire. But, many of these geoengineering tactics come with their own set of consequences, including changes in precipitation that could trigger droughts in some parts of the world."

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12.11.2018

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CNN: Can this carbon capture technology save us from climate change?

"It's a stark prognosis: To save the world from the worst effects of climate change, it's likely not enough to cut carbon dioxide emissions; we need to start scrubbing carbon pollution from the atmosphere, too."

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12.11.2018

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Newsweek: We Must Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere to Limit Climate Change: Here's How We Can Do It

"In 2014, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that limiting global warming to 2C by 2100 could not be achieved without employing technologies to drawdown carbon from the atmosphere."

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12.11.2018

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Superior Telegram: Geo-engineering: Acting in ignorance of the consequences

"The recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report said there are 12 years left to save the planet. It triggered the usual frantic and ridiculous reactions. NBC News even proclaimed: "A last-ditch global warming fix? A man-made 'volcanic' eruption" to cool the planet."

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12.11.2018

# Political Papers

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C2G2: Governing Solar Radiation Modification (SRM)

"Solar Radiation Modification (SRM), also known as Solar Radiation Management, Radiation Modification Measures or Solar
Geoengineering, would aim to address a symptom of climate change by reflecting more sunlight back into space, or by
allowing more infrared radiation from Earth to escape, in order to reduce the Earth’s temperature. It includes numerous
proposed methods which differ significantly. None are ready for deployment. Solar Radiation Modification could not be a
substitute for reducing emissions, or removing atmospheric CO2."

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