15.07.2019

# New Publications

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Reef Trust Partnership (2019): Annual Work Plan 2019-2020

Reef Trust Partnership (2019): Annual Work Plan 2019-2020. Ed.: Australian Government, Reef Trust und Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

"The Great Barrier Reef is globally recognised as one of the seven natural wonders of the world and attracts over two million visitors each year. Australians are proud of the Reef and want to ensure that everything is being done to protect and restore our national icon. This is a defining moment for the Reef and this partnership is an unprecedented opportunity to drive the collaboration and action needed for the Great Barrier Reef, now and for the future."

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08.07.2019

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BBC Science Focus: Could geoengineering cause a climate war?

"If cutting greenhouse gas emissions isn’t enough, is it time for a plan B? Recent times have seen a surge of interest in geoengineering: China has recently embarked on a substantial research plan, while in the US, Prof David Keith of Harvard University is planning to launch a high-altitude balloon this year to test the feasibility of spraying reflective particles into the stratosphere."

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08.07.2019

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E&E News: Risks of Controversial Geoengineering Approach “May Be Overstated”

"Some scientists are finding fewer risks related to solar geoengineering than determined in earlier studies, adding emphasis to calls for a global body to monitor proposals that would inject substances into the upper atmosphere to reflect sunlight away from Earth."

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08.07.2019

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Global Ground: Is it time for a radical new approach to fighting global warming? (Podcast)

"One may call it a crazy idea. Someone else may say its an expression of desperation about the lack of action on climate change. Despite the regretful tone, however, these comments are from researchers who advocate further study into whether climate engineering could be part of the answer to alleviate global warming."

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08.07.2019

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Council on Foreign Relations: The Anticipatory Governance of Solar Radiation Management

"Emission reductions alone are unlikely to prevent severe climate change effects. Geoengineering proposals are a way forward, but they need legitimate and effective governance."

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08.07.2019

# Political Papers

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Geden, O.; et al. (2019): Predictive Governance for Solar Radiation Management. Challenges and options for action for international climate policy (German)

Geden, O.; Dröge, S. (2019): Vorausschauende Governance für Solares Strahlungsmanagement. Herausforderungen und Handlungsoptionen für die internationale Klimapolitik. SWP-Aktuell (36).

German paper on governance of Solar Radiation Management

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07.07.2019

# Media

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Dailymail online: 'Planet hacking' methods to tackle climate change will NOT unfairly impact the world's most vulnerable if used in moderation, experts claim

"'Planet hacking' may still be a viable counter to climate change if used moderately, as to lower the risk of side effects unfairly impacting the world's most vulnerable. Solar geoengineering schemes would see aerosol particles injected into the atmosphere to reflect more sunlight back into space."

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30.06.2019

# New Publications

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Bock, L.; et al. (2019): Contrail cirrus radiative forcing for future air traffic

Bock, L.; Burkhardt, U. (2019): Contrail cirrus radiative forcing for future air traffic. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys 19 (12), S. 8163–8174. DOI: 10.5194/acp-19-8163-2019.

"The climate impact of air traffic is to a large degree caused by changes in cirrus cloudiness resulting from the formation of contrails. Contrail cirrus radiative forcing is expected to increase significantly over time due to the large projected increases in air traffic. We use ECHAM5-CCMod, an atmospheric climate model with an online contrail cirrus parameterization including a microphysical two-moment scheme, to investigate the climate impact of contrail cirrus for the year 2050."

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26.06.2019

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Huffpost: A Longshot 2020 Candidate Wants To Push Geoengineering Into The Climate Debate

"Geoengineering is a catch-all term for technologies that could counter the effects of global warming. Ideas range from the relatively benign, like sucking carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere; to the quirky, like building berms at the base of Arctic glaciers to slow melting from the warming ocean; to the radical, such as solar radiation management, which involves spraying sulfur gases into the atmosphere to reflect the sun’s warming rays back into space."

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24.06.2019

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Solarify: Geoengineering. New danger for the ozone hole (German)

German article on CE

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