13.04.2015

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Video: A Geoengineering fictional video

No references or attributions. "This video is a work of fiction. Audiences are advised not to confuse it with real life incidents."

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13.04.2015

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Korhonen, Hannele; Partanen, Antti-Ilari (2014): Cloud Brightening and Climate Change

Korhonen, Hannele; Partanen, Antti-Ilari (2014): Cloud Brightening and Climate Change. In Bill Freedman (Ed.): Global Environmental Change. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 777–782.

"While climate models suggest that cloud brightening might be able to offset at least some of the predicted global warming, large uncertainties remain related to the efficiency as well as to the environmental and regional climate impacts of the method."

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11.04.2015

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the guardian: Can volcanoes tackle climate change?

"Two hundred years ago a volcanic eruption cooled the Earth. Could it help us tackle global warming today?"

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10.04.2015

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BBC Radio: High Explosive: The Tambora Story

Linked to SRM. "On its 200th anniversary, the story of far and away the worst volcanic eruption in the record of human history. The Mount Tambora event, in Indonesia, killed tens of thousands in the immediate vicinity."

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10.04.2015

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Daily Kos: You Must Not Question the Invisible Hand

"Humans are builders. It sets us apart from the Aardvarks, even if we'll never get in front of them in the encyclopedia. When a problem presents itself, we makes plans to build."

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10.04.2015

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Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal Blog: On the National Research Council’s Geoengineering Report

"The big news is that the scientists on the committee reject the idea that we should avoid research into geoengineering for fear that such research is part of a slippery slope."

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10.04.2015

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Responsible Business: ‘Climate intervention’ strategies unlikely to work

"Attempts to curb climate change by capturing carbon underground or geo-engineering to help the Earth better reflect incoming sunlight are nowhere near ready for use, a US panel of scientists has said."

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08.04.2015

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Symons, Jonathan; Karlsson, Rasmus (2014): Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint

Symons, Jonathan; Karlsson, Rasmus (2014): Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint. In Environmental Politics 24 (2), pp. 173–192. DOI 10.1080/09644016.2015.1008252.

"The implications for Green political theory of the international community’s failure to avert dangerous warming are evaluated. An emerging conflict is identified between the Green-romantic value of restraint and the Green-rationalist value of protection, between a desire to preserve biotic systems and a distrust of scientific solutions to problems that are intrinsically social."

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08.04.2015

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Schwarz-Herion, Odile (2015): Urgent Ecological Problems for the NSP

Schwarz-Herion, Odile (2015): Urgent Ecological Problems for the NSP. In Odile Schwarz-Herion, Abdelnaser Omran (Eds.): Strategies Towards the New Sustainability Paradigm. Cham: Springer International Publishing, pp. 121–140. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-14699-7_11

"Another issue to be controversially discussed is climate engineering (CE) which can be used to the benefit of mankind by mitigating extreme weather patterns, but might also be abused for military purposes or by eco-terrorists to damage the climate, the natural environment, humankind, and wildlife."

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08.04.2015

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Nagase, H.; et al. (2015): Effects of Injected Ice Particles in the Lower Stratosphere on the Antarctic Ozone Hole

Nagase, H.; Kinnison, D. E.; Petersen, K.; Vitt, F.; Brasseur, G. P. (2015): Effects of Injected Ice Particles in the Lower Stratosphere on the Antarctic Ozone Hole. In Earth's Future, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2014EF000266.

"In this paper, we suggest a geo-engineering approach that will remove substantial amounts of hydrogen chloride (HCl) from the lower stratosphere in fall and hence limit the formation of the Antarctic ozone hole in late winter and early spring. HCl will be removed by ice from the atmosphere at temperatures higher than the threshold under which polar stratospheric clouds (PSCs) are formed if sufficiently large amounts of ice are supplied to produce water saturation."

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