07.08.2015

# Media

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Smithsonian: A Hotter Climate May Boost Conflict, From Shootings to Wars

On climate wars and CE. "In this episode of Generation Anthropocene, scientists explore the link between rising temperatures and aggression"

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05.08.2015

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CU News Center: CU-Boulder researchers use wastewater treatment to capture CO2 emissions and produce energy

Press release to Lu, Lu; et al. (2015). "Cleaning up municipal and industrial wastewater can be dirty business, but engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed an innovative wastewater treatment process that not only mitigates carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, but actively captures greenhouse gases as well."

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05.08.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 32

The news review of calendar week 32 in 2015 is now available here.


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05.08.2015

# New Publications

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Parkes, B.; et al. (2015): Crop failure rates in a geoengineered climate: impact of climate change and marine cloud brightening

Parkes, B.; Challinor, A.; Nicklin, K. (2015): Crop failure rates in a geoengineered climate: impact of climate change and marine cloud brightening. In Environ. Res. Lett. 10 (8), p. 084003–84003. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/10/8/084003.

"We investigate the impact of a future climate and a potential geoengineering scheme on the number of crop failures in two regions, Northeastern China and West Africa. Climate change associated with a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide increases the number of crop failures in Northeastern China while reducing the number of crop failures in West Africa"

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05.08.2015

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Common Dreams: Geoengineering Schemes Sound Too Good to be True? That's Because They Are

"Study finds that 'technofixes' won't be enough to save the planet's oceans in a world where CO2 emissions continued to climb."

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03.08.2015

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the guardian: Stop burning fossil fuels now: there is no CO2 'technofix', scientists warn

Media response to Mathesius, Sabine; et al. (2015). "Researchers have demonstrated that even if a geoengineering solution to CO2 emissions could be found, it wouldn’t be enough to save the oceans."

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03.08.2015

# New Publications

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Mathesius, Sabine; et al. (2015): Long-term response of oceans to CO2 removal from the atmosphere

Mathesius, Sabine; Hofmann, Matthias; Caldeira, Ken; Schellnhuber, Hans Joachim (2015): Long-term response of oceans to CO2 removal from the atmosphere. In Nature Climate change. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2729.

"To assess the extent to which CDR might eliminate the long-term consequences of anthropogenic CO2 emissions in the marine environment, we simulate the effect of two massive CDR interventions with CO2 extraction rates of 5 GtC yr−1 and 25 GtC yr−1, respectively, while CO2 emissions follow the extended RCP8.5 pathway."

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03.08.2015

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Clean Energy Project: Climate change: CO2 mitigation vs. Geo-Engineering (German)

German article and online TV on CE in general.

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03.08.2015

# Political Papers

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Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) (2015): Geoengineering and its governance. If geoengineering technologies could help to address climate change how should they be governed?

Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) (2015): Geoengineering and its governance. If geoengineering technologies could help to address climate change how should they be governed? With assistance of Peter Healey, Steve Rayner (Policy and Practice Notes, 18).

"The Living With Environmental Change (LWEC) Partnership of 22 public sector organisations concerned with environmental research have published a Policy & Practice Note drawing on CGG research."

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03.08.2015

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Vox: It's time to look seriously at sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere

"[...] we need to do two big things. First, we'll need to reduce global greenhouse gas emissions down to zero by the end of the century. Second, since we've been so tardy in making those cuts, we'll also need to figure out how to pull some carbon dioxide back out of the atmosphere."

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