17.12.2018

# Projects

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Project: Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment (SCoPEx) Advisory Committee

"The SCoPEx research team has sought external advice from a range of stakeholders for governing SCoPEx. We [...] have decided to establish an independent Advisory Committee to provide advice on the research and governance of SCoPEx.This Advisory Committee will be established under the auspices of the Harvard Dean of Engineering, Frank Doyle, and the Harvard Vice-Provost for Research, Richard McCullough, who will work as mediators between the Advisory Committee and the SCoPEx research team. The Advisory Committee will provide advice to the Harvard Dean of Engineering, the Harvard Vice-Provost for Research, and the SCoPEx Principal Investigator, Frank Keutsch."

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17.12.2018

# Media

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Earther: Geoengineering Is Inevitable

"Here’s what’s going to happen: Every year for the foreseeable future, scientists, activists, and citizens concerned about climate change will have a discussion in one form or another about geoengineering."

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17.12.2018

# New Publications

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Bonetti, F.; et al. (2018): Multiple input control strategies for robust and adaptive climate engineering in a low-order 3-box model

Bonetti, F.; McInnes, C. (2018): Multiple input control strategies for robust and adaptive climate engineering in a low-order 3-box model. In: Proceedings. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 474 (2217), S. 20180447. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0447.

"A low-order 3-box energy balance model for the climate system is employed with a multivariable control scheme for the evaluation of new robust and adaptive climate engineering strategies using solar radiation management. The climate engineering measures are deployed in three boxes thus representing northern, southern and central bands. It is shown that, through heat transport between the boxes, it is possible to effect a degree of latitudinal control through the reduction of insolation."

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08.10.2018

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AllAfrica: As Climate Risks Rise, Scientists Call for Rules On Solar Engineering

"London — Technologies to reflect some of the sun's rays away from Earth, as a way to cool future runaway climate change, are moving closer to becoming a reality, and rules are needed now to govern them, scientists and other experts said on Monday."

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08.10.2018

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Thomas Reuters Foundation News: Scientists champion forests as 'unsung hero' of climate action

"The natural processes by which forests suck in and store carbon help reduce levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - and forests also underpin key parts of the world's economy, the scientists said."

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07.10.2018

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CarbonBrief: World must act quickly to govern solar geoengineering, report says

"The idea of solar geoengineering – a set of hypothetical technologies that would lower global warming by reflecting sunlight away from Earth – cannot be “wished away nor delegated to technicians”, according to the group."

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03.10.2018

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Harvard University Blog: Designer Climates?

"When I first started working on this topic in 2008 as Alan Robock's Ph.D. student, I had no idea how to answer these questions, but I knew they were important. I had seen his 2008 study, which showed how solar geoengineering could negatively impact the Indian and East Asian monsoon, which supplies water to literally billions of people. I too was concerned about winners and losers in solar geoengineering and the potential for conflict over optimizing the climate."

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25.09.2018

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Harvard University Blog: Debating Solar Geoengineering on the Kialo Visual Reasoning Platform

"Solar geoengineering poses many possibilities but comes with a whole range of complex considerations. Debates on the topic, especially online, are often messy and governed by emotions. In this blogpost, we introduce recent work on a visual reasoning platform called Kialo to help represent the multiple considerations in a reasoned way."

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10.09.2018

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Der Standard: Ten ideas for a green turn

German article on CE.

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