06.07.2020

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Video: Clive Elsworth: Iron Salt Aerosol Presentation

"The presentation will briefly:

  • make the urgent case for Negative Emission Technologies,
  • explain how methane removal is the low hanging fruit,
  • explain how a very diffuse ISA application over a wide area of iron-poor ocean would additionally safely induce a continuous, climate-relevant absorption of CO2."

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01.07.2020

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Harvard SGRP Blog: Ten Years of GeoMIP (Ben Kravitz)

"On this tenth anniversary, I thought it would be interesting to look back at that original GeoMIP paper and see how my thinking has evolved over the past decade."

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29.06.2020

# Political Papers

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Issue Brief: Strengthening Public Input on Solar Geoengineering Research

"What’s needed for decisionmaking on atmospheric experiments."

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22.06.2020

# New Publications

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2020): Solar Geoengineering Research Governance. Proceedings of a Workshop. With assistance of Steven Kendall, Anita Eisenstadt. Washington, D.C.

"On September 10-11, 2019, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on Developing a Research Agenda and Research Governance Approaches for Climate Intervention Strategies That Reflect Sunlight to Cool Earth hosted a workshop to gather a broad array of information and perspectives on the governance of research for several solar geoengineering (SG) strategies."

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04.06.2020

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Bloomberg Green: The Fast, Cheap and Scary Way to Cool the Planet

"Blocking sunlight with technology is feasible—it's only a matter of time until someone tries it."

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02.06.2020

# New Publications

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Abatayo, Anna Lou; et al. (2020): Solar geoengineering may lead to excessive cooling and high strategic uncertainty

Abatayo, Anna Lou; Bosetti, Valentina; Casari, Marco; Ghidoni, Riccardo; Tavoni, Massimo (2020): Solar geoengineering may lead to excessive cooling and high strategic uncertainty. In PNAS. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1916637117.

"We study the governance of solar geoengineering using a laboratory experiment in which participants engage in a public good-or-bad game. Results confirm that too much geoengineering can occur, leading to considerable economic losses and increased inequality. The experiment also highlights unforeseen governance risks associated with such technologies."

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30.05.2020

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Legal Planet: Nonstate Actors Could Help Govern Solar Geoengineering

"Although reductions in greenhouse gas emissions continue to be inadequate to prevent dangerous climate change, solar geoengineering appears able to substantially reduce climate risks. More research, including outdoor experiments, is needed to reduce critical uncertainties. This could pose some environmental risks and — arguably more importantly — will raise diverse social concerns, such as research “sliding” into undue deployment. For these reasons, some additional governance of solar geoengineering may be warranted."

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27.05.2020

# New Publications

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Michaelowa, Axel. 2020: "The governance of solar geoengineering by Jesse L. Reynolds, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019."

Michaelowa, Axel. 2020: "The governance of solar geoengineering by Jesse L. Reynolds, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2019." Environmental Politics (29/4), 759-760. https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2020.1757582.

"While there is a rapidly growing number of research articles on geoengineering as well as several books discussing its challenges aiming at a general audience, Reynolds’s book is the first that achieves a complete overview of the governance questions linked to SRM. It is a ‘must read’ for any political scientist or economist trying to understand how to manage SRM on various levels and will remain a key reference for the foreseeable future."

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30.04.2020

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SRMGI: Interview with Dr. Izidine Pinto

"In January, global SRM research reached an important milestone: the publication of the world’s first African research paper on solar geoengineering. The paper’s lead author was Mozambican climatologist Dr Izidine Pinto, working with colleagues at the University of Cape Town and the American National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)."

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22.04.2020

# New Publications

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Lutsko, Nicholas J.; et al. 2020: “Estimating Impacts and Trade‐offs in Solar Geoengineering Scenarios With a Moist Energy Balance Model.”

Lutsko, Nicholas J., Jacob T. Seeley, and David W. Keith. 2020: “Estimating Impacts and Trade‐offs in Solar Geoengineering Scenarios With a Moist Energy Balance Model.” Geophysical Research Letters. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020gl087290.

‌"Here, a moist energy balance model (EBM) is used to evaluate several SRM proposals, providing fundamental insight into how the insolation reduction profile affects the climate response."

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