14.06.2013

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Climate Science & Policy: Geoengineering: a panacea or a false solution?

"We talked about this controversial issue with Ken Caldeira, a senior member of the Carnegie Institution’s Department of Global Ecology and a professor at Stanford’s Environmental Earth System Sciences department."

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14.06.2013

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RTCC: Scientists warn earth cooling proposals are no climate “silver bullet”

Article discussion some arguments on CE in general. "If Bill Gates was so inclined, he could reduce the world’s temperature by one degree."

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13.06.2013

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R&D: Questions rise about seeding for ocean carbon dioxide sequestration

Media response to Ingall, Ellery D.; et al. (2013). "A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels."

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13.06.2013

# New Publications

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Ingall, Ellery D.; et al. (2013): Role of biogenic silica in the removal of iron from the Antarctic seas

Ingall, Ellery D.; Diaz, Julia M.; Longo, Amelia F.; Oakes, Michelle; Finney, Lydia; Vogt, Stefan et al. (2013): Role of biogenic silica in the removal of iron from the Antarctic seas. In Nat Comms 4. DOI 10.1038/ncomms2981.

Study connected to iron fertilization. "Here, based on analysis of living phytoplankton in the coastal seas of West Antarctica, we present a new pathway for iron removal from marine systems involving structural incorporation of reduced, organic iron into biogenic silica."

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13.06.2013

# Calls & events

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Talk/Lecture: The International Governance of Climate Engineering

28.06.2013, Instiute for European Studies, Brussels

"This policy forum will present and discuss options for developing arrangements for the international governance of climate engineering based on a study for the German Federal Environment Agency led by Ecologic Institute."

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13.06.2013

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New Left Project: Optimists Beware! Review of Hamilton’s Earthmasters

Review of Clive Hamilton's Book Earthmasters. "Clive Hamilton’s new book Earthmasters is the latest in a recent spate of academic and popular texts exploring the issue."

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12.06.2013

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San Francisco Chronicle (SFGate): One scientist's battle to combat climate change (updated)

Updated portrait of Ken Caldeira formerly named 'Warning from climate science front lines'. "He and his research team were pumping the equivalent of antacid over a patch of corals that emerges from the sea at low tide, attempting to re-create the conditions before carbon dioxide emissions from cars and factories began altering ocean chemistry."

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11.06.2013

# New Publications

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Proelß, Alexander (2013): Climate engineering and international law. Challenges for scientists and scholars

Proelß, Alexander (2013): Climate engineering and international law. Challenges for scientists and scholars. Potsdam (EuTRACE Journal, 2).

"The essay by Alexander Proelss “climate engineering and international law: challenges for scientists and scholars” discusses if it is admissible to address the issue of climate engineering (CE) from a legal point of view."

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11.06.2013

# New Publications

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Hamblin, Jacob Darwin (2013): Arming Mother Nature. The birth of catastrophic environmentalism

Hamblin, Jacob Darwin (2013): Arming Mother Nature. The birth of catastrophic environmentalism. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.

The book is linked to the debate of weaponization of CE.

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11.06.2013

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Global Catastrophic Risk Institute: Aladdin Diakun Gives Public Lecture On Geoengineering And IP Law

Summary of a talk of Aladdin Diakun. "Aladdin argued that IP law is a de facto form of governance when there is no other meaningful legal regime, as is the case for geoengineering."

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