27.09.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Medium: Climate Intervention Research May be Critical to a More Just and Safe Society

"Climate justice is now essential to addressing racial justice in America, and we need to invest in research on a wide portfolio of options to ensure the health, safety, and the viability of these communities against a rapidly escalating problem."

LINK


Read more »

22.09.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA

Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA. (September 21, 2020). Northwestern University Law Review Online (forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3696942.

"This Essay argues that NOAA should use its discretion to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) as an initial step in complying with Congress’s mandate. Federal research into solar geoengineering is an extraordinary and highly controversial policy. The agency should carefully consider the environmental, social, and political impacts that may come with this undertaking. Further, the public deserves an opportunity to weigh in on the matter and to be appraised of its risks."

LINK


Read more »

21.09.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Knowable Magazine: Q&A — Climate scientist David Keith: Why solar geoengineering should be part of the climate crisis solution

"The controversial technology of reflecting sunlight away from the planet could help blunt the worst impacts of climate change."

LINK


Read more »

18.09.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Aksamit, Nikolas O.; et al. (2020): Harnessing Stratospheric Diffusion Barriers for Enhanced Climate Geoengineering

Aksamit, Nikolas O.; Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Haller, George (2020): Harnessing Stratospheric Diffusion Barriers for Enhanced Climate Geoengineering. In Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions, pp. 1–19. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2020-696.

"Here we conduct the first analysis of sulfate aerosol dispersion in the stratosphere comparing a now-standard fixed-injection scheme with time-varying injection locations that harness short-term stratospheric diffusion barriers."

LINK


Read more »

18.09.2020

# Calls & events

0 Comments

Call for Submissions: Special Issue "Resolving uncertainties in solar geoengineering through multi-model and large-ensemble simulations" (ACP/ESD inter-journal SI)

Deadline: 31. July 2022

"To capture the interrelated research amongst these projects, the special issue is set up jointly between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physicsand Earth System Dynamics. In ACP, we invite papers that emphasize process-level understanding and stratospheric dynamics; in ESD, submissions on Earth system effects, feedbacks, and impacts (like agriculture or ecosystem responses) are invited."

LINK


Read more »

18.09.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Medium: The Climate Emergency, Intersectional Justice, and the Urgency of Solar Geoengineering Research

"It is this daunting reality ― that the best-case scenario still poses major hazard for generations to come ― that has drawn me to study solar geoengineering."

LINK


Read more »

15.09.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Podcast: KPFA: Terra Verde – Militarism, Green Capitalism and the Normalization of Solar Geoengineering

"An interview with Dr Kevin Surprise, an educator, academic and researcher on the political economy of climate change, with a special focus on the rapidly evolving field of solar geoengineering."

LINK


Read more »

15.09.2020

# Calls & events

0 Comments

Job: PhD position Earth System Modelling (1.0 FTE) (Utrecht University)

Deadline: 15. October 2020

"As the PhD candidate you will work closely with Dr Claudia Wieners (IMAU  external link). You will use the Community Earth System Model (CESM) to investigate the climate impact of climate engineering, especially SAI"

LINK


Read more »

14.09.2020

# New Publications

0 Comments

Buck, Holly; et al. (2020): Pandemic politics—lessons for solar geoengineering

Buck, Holly; Geden, Oliver; Sugiyama, Masahiro; Corry, Olaf (2020): Pandemic politics—lessons for solar geoengineering. In Commun Earth Environ 1 (1), pp. 1–4. DOI: 10.1038/s43247-020-00018-1.

"Responses to the COVID-19 emergency have exposed break-points at the interface of science, media, and policy. We summarize five lessons that should be heeded if climate change ever enters a state of emergency perceived to warrant stratospheric aerosol injection."

LINK


Read more »

07.09.2020

# Media

0 Comments

Podcast: Spotify: Reviewer 2 and Walker Lee discuss his innovative paper on stratospheric aerosol geoengineering

"Reviewer 2 and Walker Lee get into the guts of this paper in a lively discussion. Walker's research breaks new ground in stratospheric aerosol geoengineering, raising interesting questions about a more refined technique that potentially creates surprising socio-economic effects."

LINK


Read more »