04.10.2011

# New Publications

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Mitchell, David L. (2011): Cirrus Clouds and Climate Engineering

Mitchell, David L. (2011): Cirrus Clouds and Climate Engineering: New Findings on Ice Nucleation and Theoretical Basis; in: Carayannis, Elias G.: Planet Earth 2011, pp 257-288. published online

The purpose of this chapter is to describe an ERM [earth radiation management] approach pertaining to cirrus clouds and to test this hypothesis against new, more reliable cirrus cloud measurements. Like the SRM methods, this ERM method does not address ocean acidification, and effective GHG mitigation strategies along with possibly CDR methods would be needed to responsibly address the problem of global warming. This chapter is organized as follows. Section 2 provides an overview of the cirrus cloud climate engineering idea, which is described in greater detail in MF2009. Section 3 presents new research findings that test the conceptual foundation of this ERM approach. These findings are not only relevant to climate engineering, but are relevant to basic research on cloud-aerosol-climate interactions as well. Section 4 addresses the potential of over-cooling the planet and the need for climate monitoring. Some possible social, political and economic ramifications of climate engineering are discussed in Section 5, and a summary with conclusions is given in Section 6.
 


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01.10.2011

# New Publications

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Themenheft der Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht

EN German journal of environmental law. Special issue on CE with one commentary and four articles.

Alternative Link (Beck Online)


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01.10.2011

# New Publications

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Blaustein (2011): Fertilizing the Seas with Iron

Blaustein (2011): Fertilizing the Seas with Iron,BioScience,Vol. 61, No. 10 (October 2011), p. 840
(No free abstract available.)

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15.09.2011

# New Publications

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Bodansky, Daniel (2011): Governing Climate Engineering: Scenarios for Analysis

Bodansky, Daniel (September 2011): “Governing Climate Engineering: Scenarios for Analysis” Discussion Paper 2011-47, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Discussion paper with analysis of potential CE deployment scenarios.

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01.09.2011

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Abrams, J.; Völker, C.; Wolf-Gladrow, D.; Köhler, P. (2011): The Geoengineering Possibilities and Impact of Enhanced Silicate Weathering in the Ocean

Abrams, J.; Völker, C.; Wolf-Gladrow, D.; Köhler, P. (2011): The Geoengineering Possibilities and Impact of Enhanced Silicate Weathering in the Ocean. In: Mineralogical Magazine 75 (3), p. 404.

Research on CO2 sequestration via olivine.

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30.08.2011

# New Publications

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Gassensmith, J. J., Furukawa, H., Smaldone, R. A. et al. (2011), ‘Strong and Reversible Binding of Carbon Dioxide in a Green Metal–Organic Framework’

Gassensmith, J. J., Furukawa, H., Smaldone, R. A. et al. (2011), ‘Strong and Reversible Binding of Carbon Dioxide in a Green Metal–Organic Framework’, J. Am. Chem. Soc, 133 (39), pp 15312–15315; 2011.

"The efficient capture and storage of gaseous CO2 is a pressing environmental problem. Although porous metal–organic frameworks (MOFs) have been shown to be very effective at adsorbing CO2 selectively by dint of dipole–quadruple interactions and/or ligation to open metal sites, the gas is not usually trapped covalently. Furthermore, the vast majority of these MOFs are fabricated from nonrenewable materials, often in the presence of harmful solvents, most of which are derived from petrochemical sources. Herein we report the highly selective adsorption of CO2 by CD-MOF-2, a recently described green MOF consisting of the renewable cyclic oligosaccharide γ-cyclodextrin and RbOH, by what is believed to be reversible carbon fixation involving carbonate formation and decomposition at room temperature. The process was monitored by solid-state 13C NMR spectroscopy as well as colorimetrically after a pH indicator was incorporated into CD-MOF-2 to signal the formation of carbonic acid functions within the nanoporous extended framework."


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18.08.2011

# New Publications

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Betz, G. (2011), ‘The case for climate engineering research: an analysis of the “arm the future” argument’

Betz, G. (2011), ‘The case for climate engineering research: an analysis of the “arm the future” argument’, Climatic Change, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0207-5

"In order to do so, we analyse what seems to be the major argument in favour of research into climate engineering: the lesser evil-, or, as Stephen Gardiner has called it, the arm the futureargument—in short: the AF-argument (Gardiner 2010). Such an argumentative analysis makes explicit the normative and descriptive assumptions which underlie the reasoning, without ascertaining or denying them, and thus enables one to assess the overall strength of the argument as well as to determine which objections do, and which don’t undermine it.".


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17.08.2011

# New Publications

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Poumadère, Marc; Bertoldo, Raquel; Samadi, Jaleh (2011): Public perceptions and governance of controversial technologies to tackle climate change: nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, wind, and geoengineering

Poumadère, Marc; Bertoldo, Raquel; Samadi, Jaleh (2011): Public perceptions and governance of controversial technologies to tackle climate change: nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, wind, and geoengineering. In: WIREs Clim Change 2 (5), S. 712–727. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.134

Paper on public perception of energy and climate technologies with specieal interest in risistance and risks perception.

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04.07.2011

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2011): The Regulation of Climate Engineering

Reynolds, Jesse (2011): The Regulation of Climate Engineering. In: Law, Inn Tech 3 (1), S. 113–136.

Essay on (legal) regulation of CE and problems with specific CE methods.

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01.07.2011

# New Publications

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Uther, S., and Matzner, N. (2011), ‘Initiativen in der Climate-Engineering-Forschung. Projekte, Konferenzen, Netzwerke: Ein Bericht über ausgewählte Forschungsaktivitäten in Deutschland’

Uther, S., and Matzner, N. (2011), ‘Initiativen in der Climate-Engineering-Forschung. Projekte, Konferenzen, Netzwerke: Ein Bericht über ausgewählte Forschungsaktivitäten in Deutschland’, TATuP, 20/2: 94–98, accessed 28 Jul 2011.

EN  Report on selectet German research activities and the Summer School on Climate Engineering 2010.

DE  Bericht über deutsche Forschungsaktivitäten, insbesondere die Summer School 2010 in Heidelberg.


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