07.12.2018

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Independent: First ever sun-dimming experiment will mimic volcanic eruption in attempt to reverse global warming

"Scientists plan to mimic the effects of a massive volcanic eruption in a bid to tackle global warming. Plans to geoengineer the atmosphere by blocking out sunlight have been floated before, but an experiment launched next year by Harvard researchers will be the first to test the theory in the stratosphere."

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07.12.2018

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Green Faith: Playing God?

"As policymakers face the magnitude of the 1.5-degree challenge, new technologies and approaches for capping temperature increases—referred to as climate engineering or geoengineering—are under growing discussion."

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07.12.2018

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New Security Beat: Panelists Call for Creation of World Commission to Handle Solar Radiation Management

"'Right now, it’s the Wild West in regard to governance with geoengineering,' said Paul Wapner, a professor at the School of International Service at American University at a recent panel about solar radiation management (SRM) at the Arizona State University’s Washington Center. According to the Governing Solar Radiation Management report which was the focus of the event, SRM, which theoretically would cool the planet by reflecting sunlight back into space, may be a viable last-resort option if climate change mitigation and adaptation efforts fail. Wapner said that 'there’s a danger in SRM, there’s a danger in climate change. And, balancing those risks is part of the exercise and will continue to be part of the exercise.'"

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07.12.2018

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Nature: Global warming will happen faster than we think

"Prepare for the “new abnormal”. That was what California Governor Jerry Brown told reporters last month, commenting on the deadly wildfires that have plagued the state this year. He’s right. California’s latest crisis builds on years of record-breaking droughts and heatwaves. [...] Such environmental disasters will only intensify. Governments, rightly, want to know what to do. Yet the climate-science community is struggling to offer useful answers."

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05.12.2018

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Die Debatte: Geoengineering - That was the Debate (German)

German article on CE.

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05.12.2018

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The Conversation: Time is running out on climate change, but geoengineering has dangers of its own

"We have just 12 years left to reduce emissions and achieve the Paris Agreement’s highest ambition of limiting warming to 1.5°C. We have been warned, repeatedly, of the high stakes of our present climate gamble. If we continue on our current course, radical solutions are going to be needed sooner rather than later."

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05.12.2018

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Science alert: Harvard Scientists Will Actually Launch a Geoengineering Experiment Next Year

"Last month, new research from Harvard and Yale led to a flurry of news claiming scientists were proposing to 'dim the Sun' in an "ingenious but as-yet-unproven way to tackle climate change". Only, they weren't. As other outlets made clear, the paper was actually an analysis of whether solar geoengineering is technically and economically feasible, nothing more."

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03.12.2018

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UrbDeZine: Climate Change Geoengineering: Moral Hazard of the Moral Hazard argument

"CBS News recently published an article about seeding the atmosphere with aerosols to reflect a portion of the sun’s rays away from earth as a viable method to cool the climate.  This method is sometimes referred to as the albedo method.  As noted in the article, it is controversial but has long been viewed as one of the most feasible and relatively inexpensive ways to turn down the Earth’s emissions-induced heat."

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03.12.2018

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The Times: Fake eruption could dim sun and combat global warming

"A scheme to dim the sun by mimicking the impact of volcanic eruptions will move a step closer next year with the first experiment in the stratosphere."

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03.12.2018

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Earther: No, Scientists Didn’t Just Suggest We ‘Dim the Sun’ to Stop Climate Change

"Reports last week of a new paper from researchers at Yale and Harvard proposing “sun-dimming” to mitigate climate change sure sounded alarming. Trouble is, those reports misconstrued the cited research, which made no suggestion that we actually engage in so-called solar geoengineering."

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