03.05.2021

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Council on Foreign Relations: Can Solar Geoengineering Be Used as a Weapon?

"The premise that solar geoengineering is weaponizable is either false or grossly overstated. It is time to leave such distractions behind and focus more squarely on the real dilemmas of this otherwise promising technology."

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26.04.2021

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Corbett, Charles R. (2021): The Climate Emergency and Solar Geoengineering

Corbett, Charles R. (2021): The Climate Emergency and Solar Geoengineering. Harvard Environmental Law Review, Forthcoming.

"This Article examines the climate emergency and solar geoengineering—proposals to intentionally alter Earth’s reflectivity to cool the planet."

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26.04.2021

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The Guardian: Some say we can ‘solar-engineer’ ourselves out of the climate crisis. Don’t buy it

"So-called “solar geoengineering” doesn’t actually modify the sun itself. Instead, it reduces incoming sunlight by other means, such as putting chemicals in the atmosphere that reflect sunlight to space. It addresses a symptom of global heating, rather than the root cause, which is human-caused increase in the atmosphere’s burden of carbon dioxide."

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21.04.2021

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China Dialogue: Solar geoengineering: views from the Asia Pacific

"Two leading scientists share insights on the current state of research, China’s role, and the need for more international collaboration."

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19.04.2021

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Li, Xiangyu; et al. (2021): Ultrawhite BaSO 4 Paints and Films for Remarkable Daytime Subambient Radiative Cooling

Li, Xiangyu; Peoples, Joseph; Yao, Peiyan; Ruan, Xiulin (2021): Ultrawhite BaSO 4 Paints and Films for Remarkable Daytime Subambient Radiative Cooling. In ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces. DOI: 10.1021/acsami.1c02368.

"In this work, we experimentally demonstrate remarkable full-daytime subambient cooling performance with both BaSO4 nanoparticle films and BaSO4 nanocomposite paints."

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19.04.2021

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The Hill: Climate manipulation? Not all 'solutions' should be advanced

"Solar geoengineering, a controversial proposed set of technologies that could potentially cool the planet by reflecting incoming sunlight back to space, used to be on the fringes of climate policy."

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19.04.2021

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Video: Rolling Stone: How Dangerous Is Solar Geoengineering? | The Climate Debates

"We discuss some of the central issues: Is the climate crisis so far gone that we need to consider risky ideas like solar engineering? Is solar engineering a hubristic dream of techno-elitists or the best tool we have to reduce the impacts of a warming climate for millions of people in the developing world? Who would be the winners and losers in a geoengineered world?"

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15.04.2021

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Policy Exchange: The US Can’t Go It Alone on Solar Geoengineering

"Smaller democracies should take a role in shaping solar geoengineering research and governance, say David Keith and Peter Irvine. Without them the challenges that solar geoengineering poses will be harder to tackle and the risks of mistrust and misuse will be greater."

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13.04.2021

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SilverLining: The U.S. National Academy Of Sciences Report Recommends A Federal Research Program On Climate Intervention Strategies That Reflect Sunlight To Cool Earth: What Does It Mean?

"SilverLining is a longtime advocate for research on near-term climate risks and interventions to protect people and natural systems while society transitions to a sustainable future. For the past several years, we have been a driving force behind efforts to launch a U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study to develop an agenda and governance for research on climate interventions that increase the reflection of sunlight from the atmosphere to cool climate, or "solar climate intervention" (SCI)."

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13.04.2021

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Advanced Science News: Does responsible climate leadership include research into solar geoengineering?

"Very little is known about the effects of solar geoengineering interventions, and many researchers agree that research as well as deployment should be carefully governed."

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