27.09.2011

# Calls & events

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GeoEngineering - Chance oder Gefahr für die Erde?

"Das Max-Planck-Forum erörtert Für und Wider der derzeitigen Möglichkeiten der Geo-Ingenieure und fragt nach den aktuellen Handlungsspielräumen. Brauchen wir GeoEngineering wirklich oder ist es nur ein bequemer Ausweg für Politiker, das globale Klimaproblem ohne schwierige diplomatische Verhandlungen in den Griff zu bekommen?"

Podiumsdiskussionsgäste: Prof. Dr. Meinrat Andreae, Direktor am Max-Planck-Institut für Chemie, Mainz
Dr. Hauke Schmidt, Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg
Prof. Dr. Carl Friedrich Gethmann, Institut für Philosophie, Universität Essen-Duisburg


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19.09.2011

# Media

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Letters: I hope we never need geoengineering, but we must research it

Article on needs for more and better information on the pros and cons. Government and scientists need more research to achieve better information.

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19.09.2011

# Projects

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Third cluster examines the consequences of geo-engineering - Mark Lawrence appointed scientific director

"The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS), Potsdam, named atmospheric scientist PD Dr. Mark Lawrence (42) scientific director. [...] Mark Lawrence will lead the IASS research cluster Sustainable Interactions with the Atmosphere (SIWA), which focuses on developing a sustainability-driven approach to managing human influence on the earth’s atmospheric composition with negligible or controllable short and long term impact on the climate, our health and ecosystems. His research at IASS will examine the relationship between air pollution and climate change in the age of urbanization, as well as the opportunities and risks presented by climate engineering, targeted intervention in the atmosphere’s chemical and physical processes as a means of reducing climate change."

See the English press release under 'read more'. For German version klick here.


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16.09.2011

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[press release] 'Oxford Principles' vital for geoengineering research

"The Oxford Geoengineering Programme, a new interdisciplinary initiative of the Oxford Martin School, has issued a press release to call for an internationally accepted code of conduct for geoengineering research."

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15.09.2011

# New Publications

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Bodansky, Daniel (2011): Governing Climate Engineering: Scenarios for Analysis

Bodansky, Daniel (September 2011): “Governing Climate Engineering: Scenarios for Analysis” Discussion Paper 2011-47, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Project on Climate Agreements.

Discussion paper with analysis of potential CE deployment scenarios.

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14.09.2011

# Projects

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SPICE-Project

The project will investigate the feasibility of one so-called geoengineering
technique: the idea of simulating natural processes that release small particles
into the stratosphere, which then reflect a few percent of incoming solar
radiation, with the effect of cooling the Earth with relative speed.

http://www2.eng.cam.ac.uk/~hemh/SPICE/SPICE.htm


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14.09.2011

# Media

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Geoengineering: we need more evidence before we cast our vote

Article on needs for more and better information on the pros and cons. Government and scientists need more research to achieve better information.


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01.09.2011

# New Publications

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Abrams, J.; Völker, C.; Wolf-Gladrow, D.; Köhler, P. (2011): The Geoengineering Possibilities and Impact of Enhanced Silicate Weathering in the Ocean

Abrams, J.; Völker, C.; Wolf-Gladrow, D.; Köhler, P. (2011): The Geoengineering Possibilities and Impact of Enhanced Silicate Weathering in the Ocean. In: Mineralogical Magazine 75 (3), p. 404.

Research on CO2 sequestration via olivine.

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01.09.2011

# Political Papers

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Negatonnes - An initial Assessment of the Potential for negative Emission Techniques to contribute safely and fairly to meeting carbon Budgets in the 21st century

"Because of past failures to mitigate emissions effectively, there is little prospect of safely balancing carbon budgets in the future without the use of techniques which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (otherwise known as ‘negative emissions techniques’ or NETs) alongside much-accelerated mitigation. But without much-accelerated mitigation, this study suggests there is little if any chance that NETs can fill the gap."

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31.08.2011

# Media

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Giant pipe and balloon to pump water into the sky in climate experiment

Field experiment on SRM-climate engineering with giant pipe and balloon to pump water into the sky.

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