09.08.2021

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Bodansky, Daniel; Parker, Andy (2021): Research on Solar Climate Intervention Is the Best Defense Against Moral Hazard

Bodansky, Daniel; Parker, Andy (2021): Research on Solar Climate Intervention Is the Best Defense Against Moral Hazard. In Issues in Science and Technology 37 (4), pp. 19–21. Available online at https://issues.org/geoengineering-solar-intervention-climate-moral-hazard/, checked on 8/9/2021.

"As concerns about global warming mount and international efforts to address it lag, should public policy be encouraging or inhibiting research on technologies to reflect sunlight away from the earth? If efforts to limit emissions prove inadequate, solar climate intervention could be the only means of averting catastrophic harms. We need to understand its feasibility, safety, and costs, and that requires more research. "

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09.08.2021

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Smith, Patrick (2021): Who May Geoengineer: Global Domination, Revolution, and Solar Radiation Management

Smith, Patrick (2021): Who May Geoengineer: Global Domination, Revolution, and Solar Radiation Management. 138-165 Pages / Global Justice : Theory Practice Rhetoric, Vol 13 No 01: Chris Armstrong Symposium. DOI: 10.21248/GJN.13.01.237.

"This paper uses a novel account of non-ideal political action that can justify radical responses to severe climate injustice, including and especially deliberate attempts to engineer the climate system in order reflect sunlight into space and cooling the planet."

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09.08.2021

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Táíwò, Olúfẹmi O.; Talati, Shuchi (2021): Who Are the Engineers? Solar Geoengineering Research and Justice

Táíwò, Olúfẹmi O.; Talati, Shuchi (2021): Who Are the Engineers? Solar Geoengineering Research and Justice. In Global Environmental Politics, pp. 1–7. DOI: 10.1162/glep_a_00620.

"This commentary is a response to arguments that advocate for abandoning solar geoengineering research altogether because it perpetuates colonialism and promotes injustice. We find, however, that this brand of argument is itself performatively colonial and recommend a more inclusive framework for solar geoengineering governance that integrates existing research on relevant structures."

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09.08.2021

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Belaia, Mariia; et al. (2021): Optimal Climate Policy in 3D: Mitigation, Carbon Removal, and Solar Geoengineering

Belaia, Mariia; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Keith, David W. (2021): Optimal Climate Policy in 3D: Mitigation, Carbon Removal, and Solar Geoengineering. In Clim. Change Econ., p. 2150008. DOI: 10.1142/S2010007821500081.

"We introduce solar geoengineering (SG) and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) into an integrated assessment model to analyze the trade-offs between mitigation, SG, and CDR."

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09.08.2021

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Hornigold, Thomas (2021): Tradeoffs inherent in solar geoengineering peak-shaving strategies

Hornigold, Thomas (2021): Tradeoffs inherent in solar geoengineering peak-shaving strategies. Available online at https://arxiv.org/pdf/2108.00096.

"In this study, we explore general features of such scenarios, using a combination of simple analytical relationships between emissions and temperatures and modelling to illustrate the strong trade-off between the duration of geoengineering deployment and the temperature overshoot that is suppressed by geoengineering, as well as the scale of negative emissions that are required."

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09.08.2021

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Boettcher, Miranda (2021): A leap of Green faith: the religious discourse of Socio-Ecological Care as an Earth system governmentality

Boettcher, Miranda (2021): A leap of Green faith: the religious discourse of Socio-Ecological Care as an Earth system governmentality. In Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning, pp. 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/1523908X.2021.1956310.

"Using climate engineering as a paradigmatic example of human interventions which may come to define the Anthropocene, this paper presents a sociology-of-knowledge discourse analysis of interviews with environmentally active multi-faith leaders and scholars."

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09.08.2021

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Huynh, Han N.; McNeill, V. Faye (2021): Heterogeneous Reactivity of HCl on CaCO 3 Aerosols at Stratospheric Temperature

Huynh, Han N.; McNeill, V. Faye (2021): Heterogeneous Reactivity of HCl on CaCO 3 Aerosols at Stratospheric Temperature. In ACS Earth Space Chem. DOI: 10.1021/acsearthspacechem.1c00151.

"We studied the kinetics of HCl uptake on airborne CaCO3 aerosols at stratospheric temperature, 207 ± 3 K, by performing experiments under dry conditions using an aerosol flow tube coupled with a custom-built quadrupole chemical ionization mass spectrometer (CIMS) for HCl detection."

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09.08.2021

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Hoffmann, Fabian; Feingold, Graham (2021): Cloud Microphysical Implications for Marine Cloud Brightening: The Importance of the Seeded Particle Size Distribution

Hoffmann, Fabian; Feingold, Graham (2021): Cloud Microphysical Implications for Marine Cloud Brightening: The Importance of the Seeded Particle Size Distribution. In Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences. DOI: 10.1175/JAS-D-21-0077.1.

"In this study, we apply a highly detailed Lagrangian cloud model, coupled to an idealized parcel model as well as a full three-dimensional large-eddy simulation model, to show that the choice of seeded particle size distribution is crucial to the success of MCB, and that its efficacy can be significantly reduced by undesirable microphysical processes."

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09.08.2021

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Scott, Karen N. (2021): Not an Intractable Challenge. Geoengineering MSR in ABNJ

Scott, Karen N. (2021): Not an Intractable Challenge. Geoengineering MSR in ABNJ. In Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore (Eds.): Marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV (Center for oceans law and policy, volume 24), pp. 189–210. Available online at http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1163/j.ctv1sr6jp5.17.

"This chapter examines the rules relating to marine scientific research as they apply to marine geoengineering taking place in ABNJ."

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02.08.2021

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Goll, Daniel S.; et al. (2021): Potential CO2 removal from enhanced weathering by ecosystem responses to powdered rock

Goll, Daniel S.; Ciais, Philippe; Amann, Thorben; Buermann, Wolfgang; Chang, Jinfeng; Eker, Sibel et al. (2021): Potential CO2 removal from enhanced weathering by ecosystem responses to powdered rock. In Nat. Geosci., pp. 1–5. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-021-00798-x.

" Here we explore soil amendment with powdered basalt in natural ecosystems."

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