05.05.2019

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Pacific Standard: The Billionaires' Guide to Hacking the Planet

"SRM refers to "solar radiation management," the most frequently discussed form of geoengineering, which involves injecting aerosols in the stratosphere to cool the planet—much like major volcanic eruptions do naturally. The other key term here is "unilateral action." This refers to the possibility that someone might simply take matters into his own hands."

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05.05.2019

# New Publications

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Lee, H.; et al. (2019): The response of permafrost and high latitude ecosystems under large scale stratospheric aerosol injection and its termination

Lee, H.; Ekici, A.; Tjiputra, J.; Muri, H.; Chadburn, S.; Lawrence, D.; Schwinger, J. (2019): The response of permafrost and high latitude ecosystems under large scale stratospheric aerosol injection and its termination. In: Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1029/2018EF001146.

"Climate engineering arises as one of the potential methods that could contribute to meeting the 1.5oC global warming target agreed under the Paris Agreement. We examine how permafrost and high latitude vegetation respond to large scale implementation of climate engineering. Specifically, we explore the impacts of applying the solar radiation management method of stratospheric aerosol injections (SAI) on permafrost temperature and the global extent of near‐surface permafrost area."

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04.05.2019

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CarbonBrief: The Carbon Brief Interview: Prof Joanna Haigh

"Prof Joanna Haigh is a professor of atmospheric physics and co-director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London. Her research into solar influences on climate has seen her awarded the Chree Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics in 2004 and the Adrian Gill Prize of the Royal Meteorological Society in 2010. She was president of the Royal Meteorological Society from 2012 to 2014. In 2013, she was awarded a CBE for services to physics. Haigh will retire in May this year."

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04.05.2019

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Die Welt: It also works without askese (German)

German article on CE

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29.04.2019

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 18 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 18 in 2019 is now available here.


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29.04.2019

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Business Standard: Letters to BS: Climate geoengineering experiments are fraught with risk

"This refers to “Governing uncertainty in geoengineering” (April 23). Experiments with atmospheric and natural forces are more dangerous than containing and repairing damage. "

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29.04.2019

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Global Challenges Foundation: Rethinking the future of governance through games

"Games could reveal systemic shortcomings in current frameworks, they could deepen the role of citizens in day-to-day governance mechanisms, and even improve the workings of major UN bodies. They could trigger new ways of approaching unfamiliar problems, and harness the power of creative thinking to develop new solutions for the world’s greatest challenges."

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29.04.2019

# New Publications

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Lenton, A.; et al. (2019): Foresight must guide geoengineering research and development

Lenton, A.; Boyd, P.; Thatcher, M.; Emmerson, K. (2019): Foresight must guide geoengineering research and development. In: Nature Climate change 9 (5), S. 342. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0467-z.

"Large-scale climate geoengineering will probably be required to limit warming to well below 2 °C, in line with the 2015 Paris Agreement. While geoengineering has long been included in the development of many (future) low-carbon emissions pathways, key questions remain about the efficacy and ability of such climate intervention to fulfil its anticipated role in limiting warming. As such, the social license for geoengineering has not been granted for research using unbounded large-scale experiments, never mind full-scale deployment."

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29.04.2019

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MIT Technology Review: The desperate race to cool the ocean before it’s too late

"Instead the researchers homed in on the idea of marine cloud brightening—a form of solar geoengineering, in that it increases the planet’s reflectivity. Spraying tiny salt particles from seawater up into the low layer of clouds that blankets much of the ocean’s surface would form cloud micro-droplets."

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29.04.2019

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Borneo Bulletin: A climate change solution slowly gains ground

"At the end of a cul-de-sac called Fresh Way, two bright green structures the size of shipping containers gleam in the warm sunlight, quietly sucking from the air the carbon dioxide that is warming the planet."

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