15.04.2011

# New Publications

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Joseph, Renu; Zeng, Ning (2011): Seasonally Modulated Tropical Drought Induced by Volcanic Aerosol

Joseph, Renu; Zeng, Ning (2011): Seasonally Modulated Tropical Drought Induced by Volcanic Aerosol. In: J. Climate 24 (8), S. 2045–2060. DOI: 10.1175/2009JCLI3170.1

"Major volcanic events with a high loading of stratospheric aerosol have long been known to cause cooling, but their impact on precipitation has only recently been emphasized, especially as an analog for potential geoengineering of climate. [...]"


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01.04.2011

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Carlin, A. (2011), ‘A Multidisciplinary, Science-Based Approach to the Economics of Climate Change’

Carlin, A. (2011), ‘A Multidisciplinary, Science-Based Approach to the Economics of Climate Change’, IJERPH, 8/4: 985–1031.

"Economic analyses of environmental mitigation and other interdisciplinary public policy issues can be much more useful if they critically examine what other disciplines have to say, insist on using the most relevant observational data and the scientific method, and examine lower cost alternatives to the change proposed. These general principles are illustrated by applying them to the case of climate change mitigation, one of the most interdisciplinary of public policy issues. [...] The risk of catastrophic anthropogenic global warming appears to be so low that it is not currently worth doing anything to try to control it, including geoengineering."


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01.04.2011

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Goes, M., Keller, K., and Tuana, N. (2011), ‘The economics (or lack thereof) of aerosol geoengineering’

Goes, Marlos; Tuana, Nancy; Keller, Klaus (2011): The economics (or lack thereof) of aerosol geoengineering. In: Climatic Change 109 (3-4), pp. 719–744.

"Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are changing the Earth’s climate and impose substantial risks for current and future generations. What are scientifically sound, economically viable, and ethically defendable strategies to manage these climate risks? Ratified international agreements call for a reduction of greenhouse gas emissions to avoid dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate system. Recent proposals, however, call for a different approach: to geoengineer climate by injecting aerosol precursors into the stratosphere. [...]"

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01.04.2011

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Horton, J. B. (2011), ‘Geoengineering and the Myth of Unilateralism

Horton, J. B. (2011), ‘Geoengineering and the Myth of Unilateralism: Pressures and Prospects for International Cooperation’, Stanford Journal of Law, Science & Policy, IV: 56–69.

"In this article, I argue that fear of unilateralism is largely misplaced, grounded more in unexamined policy assumptions than in reasoned analysis of the strategic situation faced by states. I will present this argument in five parts. First, I will document the widespread notion that unilateral geoengineering poses a genuine threat to the international order. Second, I will closely examine the interests and constraints that are likely to confront states contemplating intervention in the climate system. Third, I will demonstrate that international dynamics are
more likely to create pressures leading to cooperation than to foster tendencies toward unilateralism. Fourth, I will consider different mechanisms for encouraging collaboration on climate intervention strategies. Finally, I will consider the implications of this argument for future discussions of geoengineering."


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24.02.2011

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Betz, G., and Cacean, S. (2011), ‘The moral controversy about Climate Engineering. an argument map’

Betz, G., and Cacean, S. (2011), ‘The moral controversy about Climate Engineering. an argument map’, Version 2011-02-24 <http://digbib.ubka.uni-karlsruhe.de/volltexte/1000022371>, updated 24 Feb 2011, accessed 4 Jul 2011.

Flow chart of arguments in the discours on Climate Engineering.


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04.02.2011

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Hester, Tracy (2011): Remaking the World to Save it

Hester, Tracy (2011): Remaking the World to Save it: Applying U.S. Environmental Laws to Climate Engineering Projects (February 4, 2011). Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1755203

Paper on legal regulation according to U.S. laws.

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31.01.2011

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Kravitz, B., Robock, A., Boucher, O. et al. (2011), ‘The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

Kravitz, B., Robock, A., Boucher, O. et al. (2011), ‘The Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)’, Atmosph. Sci. Lett, 12/2: 162–167. DOI 10.1002/asl.316

"To evaluate the effects of stratospheric geoengineering with sulphate aerosols, we propose standard forcing scenarios to be applied to multiple climate models to compare their results and determine the robustness of their responses. Thus far, different modeling groups have used different forcing scenarios for both global warming and geoengineering, complicating the comparison of results. We recommend four experiments to explore the extent to which geoengineering might offset climate change projected in some of the Climate Model Intercomparison Project 5 experiments. These experiments focus on stratospheric aerosols, but future experiments under this framework may focus on different means of geoengineering."


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01.01.2011

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[Book Review] Mergen, B. (2011): Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control

Mergen, B. (2011): Fixing the Sky: The Checkered History of Weather and Climate Control. In: Journal of American History 98 (1), S. 169–170.

Book review on Flemings "Fixing the Sky".

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01.01.2011

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Robock, A. et al. (2011): Geoengineering research

Robock, Alan; Saniayan, M.; Parthasarathy, Shobita; Maccracken, Michael (2011): Geoengineering research. In: Issues in Science & Technology 27 (2), S. 5–9.

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08.01.2010

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Launder, Brian Edward; Thompson, John Michael Tutill (Hg.) (2010): Geo-engineering climate change. Environmental necessity or Pandora‘s box?

Launder, Brian Edward; Thompson, John Michael Tutill (Hg.) (2010): Geo-engineering climate change. Environmental necessity or Pandora‘s box? Cambridge.

"The first book to present a critical appraisal of the geo-scale engineering interventions proposed as potential measures to counter the devastation of run-away global warming."

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