February 2019

25.02.2019

# New Publications

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Lockley, A. (2019): Security of solar radiation management geoengineering

Lockley, A. (2019): Security of solar radiation management geoengineering. In: Frontiers of Engineering Management. DOI: 10.1007/s42524-019-0008-5.

"Solar Radiation Management (SRM) geoengineering is a proposed response to anthropogenic global warming (AGW) (National Academy of Sciences, 2015). There may be profound – even violent – disagreement on preferred temperature. SRM disruption risks dangerous temperature rise (termination shock). Concentrating on aircraft-delivered Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI), we appraise threats to SRM and defense methodologies. Civil protest and minor cyberattacks are almost inevitable but are manageable (unless state-sponsored)."

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25.02.2019

# New Publications

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Sharma, S.; et al. (2019): Carbon and evapotranspiration dynamics of a non-native perennial grass with biofuel potential in the southern U.S. Great Plains

Sharma, S.; Rajan, N.; Cui, S.; Maas, S.; Casey, K.; Ale, S.; Jessup, R. (2019): Carbon and evapotranspiration dynamics of a non-native perennial grass with biofuel potential in the southern U.S. Great Plains. In: Agricultural and Forest Meteorology 269-270, S. 285–293. DOI: 10.1016/j.agrformet.2019.01.037.

"Old world bluestem cultivar WW-B Dahl [Bothriochloa bladhii (Retz.), S. T. Blake] is a non-native perennial C4 bunch grass with biofuel production potential grown predominantly in the Southern U.S. Great Plains. Although this is a popular introduced grass cultivar, data on carbon fluxes and evapotranspiration (ET) from this warm-season grass is rare. In this study, the eddy covariance method was used to measure CO2 and ET from an established stand of bluestem for three years (2013–2015)."

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25.02.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Proposals: AGU Fall Meeting 2019

"Wednesday, 17 April 2019: Session proposals, town hall proposals, and workshop proposals close.

April/early May 2019: Fall Meeting Program Committee contacts conveners for clarifications on sessions or requests to merge them. At least one of the conveners must be available to respond to inquiries during this time.

Mid-June 2019: Sessions are accepted, and abstracts are open for submission. Session conveners are able to contact invited authors.

31 July 2019: Abstract submissions close.

August 2019: Fall Meeting Program Committee allocates and schedules sessions. At least one convener for each session (an AGU member) must be available to discuss mergers of sessions.

Early October 2019: Authors are notified of the acceptance, format, and schedule of their abstracts. The official scientific program is made available.

October 2019 through AGU Fall Meeting: The final program is developed based upon withdrawals and presenter moves, if necessary."

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25.02.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at Carnegie Center for Science

No Deadline

"We are looking to hire one (or possibly two) postdoctoral research scientists who would undertake geophysical modeling to investigate issues raised by the comments above. The model used could be anything from a high-resolution local model to a coarse-resolution global model, depending on the problem being addressed, although we have been using primarily NCAR’s CESM for this sort of investigation."

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25.02.2019

# Media

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Chatham House: Rethinking the Governance of Solar Geoengineering

"With scientists portending the possible extinction of species, increased extreme weather conditions and the decline of agricultural productivity across swaths of the globe, governments and scientists are under increasing pressure to explore new technologies that might mitigate the risks of climate change. One such development is solar geoengineering which seeks to lower the Earth’s temperatures by reflecting sunlight back into space or allowing more infrared radiation to escape."

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25.02.2019

# Media

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Junge Welt: Tuning the climate (German)

German article on CE

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20.02.2019

# Media

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Solarify: "Geoengineering dangerous fallcy" (German)

German article on CE

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19.02.2019

# Media

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Financial Times: Researchers plan to enlist ocean viruses in climate change fight

"The trillions of marine viruses that inhabit the world’s oceans could be mobilised in the fight against climate change. New studies suggest that manipulating the viruses that infect most of the bacteria in the oceans enables the microbes to absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, which could be employed to tackle global warming."

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18.02.2019

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 08 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 08 in 2019 is now available here.


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18.02.2019

# Media

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University of Cambridge: Lecture Series 2019: Climate Repair

"Sir David King, the UK Government's former Chief Scientific Advisor, has called for a high carbon price to be implemented globally. He calls on the UK Government to increase ambition for a net-zero emissions policy by 2045 and to start to repair the climate system."

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