27.05.2013

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IEET: Engineering the Future: Geoengineering

Ethical paper on criticism of CE. "Understanding the motives behind criticisms of geoengineering projects allows for advocates of such projects to correct the public image of geoengineering."

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26.05.2013

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redding.com: The conservative flip-flop on climate change

On conservatives' argumentative strategies.

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24.05.2013

# Calls & events

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Panel discussion: New Priority Program on the assessment of CE in Germany

03.06.2013, Berlin

A new Priority Program on the assessment of climate engineering is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG): „Climate Engineering: Risks, Challenges, Opportunities?“ (SPP 1689) – coordinated by Andreas Oschlies, GEOMAR, Kiel. Its first 3-year phase (2012-2015) is funded with about 5 Mio Euro. The kick-off meeting will take place in Berlin 3rd of June 2013.

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24.05.2013

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The Daily Climate: Opinion: Dreams we cannot afford

"The billions of dollars required by geoengineers to scrub the atmosphere of carbon will bankrupt us. I have a cheaper solution." (by Russ George)

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23.05.2013

# New Publications

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ETC Group (2013): Opposition to Geoengineering. There’s No Place Like H.O.M.E.

ETC Group (2013): Opposition to Geoengineering. There’s No Place Like H.O.M.E. Opinion Article (‘Geoengineering Our Climate?’ Working Paper and Opinion Article Series, 2).

NGO perspective on CE politics.

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23.05.2013

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Thought Infection Blog: Nature Has No Allegiances: An Argument for Geoengineering

"We must start to take responsibility for the long term impact of our actions on the environment. More importantly, we must give up on the idea that the natural world is designed for us, and if we simply somehow  ”go back to nature”, then we can get back to a fairy tale state of harmonious balance with nature."

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23.05.2013

# New Publications

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Smith, Lydia J.; Torn, Margaret S. (2013): Ecological limits to terrestrial biological carbon dioxide removal

Smith, Lydia J.; Torn, Margaret S. (2013): Ecological limits to terrestrial biological carbon dioxide removal. In Climatic Change 118 (1), pp. 89–103. DOI 10.1007/s10584-012-0682-3.

"Terrestrial biological atmospheric carbon dioxide removal (BCDR) through bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECS), afforestation/reforestation, and forest and soil management is a family of proposed climate change mitigation strategies."

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23.05.2013

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nanowerk: Carbon capture: Making use of minerals

Media response to Highfield (2012a) and Highfield (2012b). "Possible, but expensive, methods include burying the gas underground between rock layers or ‘scrubbing’ the CO2in power station cooling towers before it is released."

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23.05.2013

# New Publications

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Highfield, James; et al. (2012): Activation of serpentine for CO2 mineralization by flux extraction of soluble magnesium salts using ammonium sulfate

Highfield, James; Lim, HuiQi; Fagerlund, Johan; Zevenhoven, Ron (2012): Activation of serpentine for CO2 mineralization by flux extraction of soluble magnesium salts using ammonium sulfate. In RSC Adv. 2 (16), p. 6535. DOI 10.1039/c2ra01347a.

"This paper concerns the growing role of cheap and potentially recyclable ammonium salts in CO2 mineralization."

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20.05.2013

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Digital Journal: Australia presses for international ban on geoengineered oceans

"Australia is pressing for a ban on geoengineering the oceans with iron sulfate, a process which came to prominence last year after an attempt was made to augment salmon stocks off the Canadian Pacific coast by adding chemicals to ocean waters."

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