08.09.2020

# Media

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New Scientist: Silicon Valley billionaires want to geoengineer the world's oceans

"Should billionaires be able to start tinkering with the climate without asking the rest of us?"

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08.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Lecture: How can we reach the 1.5° goal? (Digitale Woche Kiel)

09. September 2020, online and Kiel / Germany

Interactive lecture by Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR Kiel) that can be watched via livestream or attended in person. (German)

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07.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 37 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 37 of 2020 is now available here.


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07.09.2020

# New Publications

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Puno, Railla Veronica D. (2020): A Rights-Based Approach to Governance of Climate Geoengineering

Puno, Railla Veronica D. (2020): A Rights-Based Approach to Governance of Climate Geoengineering. In ELR 10744.

"This Article explores a rights-based approach for the governance of geoengineering in international law, including the impetus, rationale, and options for implementation. The approach would take into account the need for participation, accountability, nondiscrimination, and equality in its development and deployment, while addressing the potential of such technologies in mitigating the impacts that climate change would have to the full enjoyment of human rights, including the right to a healthy environment."

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07.09.2020

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Podcast: Spotify: Reviewer 2 and Walker Lee discuss his innovative paper on stratospheric aerosol geoengineering

"Reviewer 2 and Walker Lee get into the guts of this paper in a lively discussion. Walker's research breaks new ground in stratospheric aerosol geoengineering, raising interesting questions about a more refined technique that potentially creates surprising socio-economic effects."

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07.09.2020

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Podcast: Spotify: Reviewer 2 takes a deep dive with Jay Fuhrman on the food/water/energy implications of large scale NETs

"Reviewer 2 dives into a fascinating conversation with Jay Fuhrman on his recent paper ‘Food–Energy–Water Implications of Negative Emissions Technologies in a +1.5 °C Future’."

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07.09.2020

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Podcast: Spotify: Reviewer 2 talks stratospheric heating under geoengineering

"Today Andrew talks to Daniele Visioni about his new paper on the Reduced Poleward Transport Due to Stratospheric Heating Under Stratospheric Aerosols Geoengineering."

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07.09.2020

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Visioni, Daniele; et al. (2020): Reduced Poleward Transport Due to Stratospheric Heating Under Stratospheric Aerosols Geoengineering

Visioni, Daniele; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Kravitz, Ben; Lee, Walker; Simpson, Isla R.; Richter, Jadwiga H. (2020): Reduced Poleward Transport Due to Stratospheric Heating Under Stratospheric Aerosols Geoengineering. In Geophysical Research Letters 47 (17). DOI: 10.1029/2020GL089470.

"We show how the heating results in a feedback where increasing injection rates lead to stronger high‐latitudinal transport barriers. This implies a potential limitation in the high‐latitude aerosol burden and subsequent cooling."

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07.09.2020

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2020): Comparing different generations of idealized solar geoengineering simulations in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Visioni, Daniele; Boucher, Olivier; Cole, Jason N. S.; Haywood, Jim et al. (2020): Comparing different generations of idealized solar geoengineering simulations in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). In Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (under review). DOI: 10.5194/acp-2020-732.

"Two generations of models in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) have now simulated offsetting a quadrupling of the CO2 concentration with solar reduction. This simulation is artificial and designed to elicit large responses in the models. Here we show that energetics, temperature, and hydrological cycle changes in this experiment are statistically indistinguishable between the two ensembles."

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07.09.2020

# New Publications

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Keen, Steve (2020): The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change

Keen, Steve (2020): The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change. In Globalizations, pp. 1–29. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1807856.

"Forecasts by economists of the economic damage from climate change have been notably sanguine, compared to warnings by scientists about damage to the biosphere."

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