09.10.2019

# Political Papers

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C2G: Policy Brief: Climate-Altering Technologies and the Arctic. Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative

‘C2G (2019). C2G Policy Brief: Climate-Altering Technologies and the Arctic. Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G). New York. 2019’ Version 20191004

"In response to the risks posed by climate change, some are considering the viability of developing and deploying climate-altering technologies in the Arctic such as Solar Radiation Modification (SRM) and large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)."

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08.10.2019

# Calls & events

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C2G: Arctic Circle Assembly

10. October 2019, Reykjavík / Iceland

"The Arctic plays a key role in the global climate system. This makes the region an area of special interest for those considering the viability of climate-altering technologies, including Solar Radiation Modification and large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal. In addition, others are considering interventions to engineer or protect ice in order to slow or reverse ice melt. But is there adequate governance in place to protect people and ecosystems should these climate-altering technologies be tested or used?"

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05.09.2019

# New Publications

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Drollette, D. (2019): What if the Arctic melts, and we lose the great white shield? Interview with environmental policy expert Durwood Zaelke

Drollette, Dan (2019): What if the Arctic melts, and we lose the great white shield? Interview with environmental policy expert Durwood Zaelke. In Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 75 (5), pp. 239–246. DOI: 10.1080/00963402.2019.1654269.

"In this interview, Durwood Zaelke, president of the Institute for Governance & Sustainable Development, outlines the climate change problem in the Arctic, tells of the increasing speed with which the ice is melting, and outlines some possible solutions, ranging from relatively benign approaches to methods that call for increasingly more intrusive tinkering with the planet."

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22.08.2019

# Media

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Informationsdienst Wissenschaft: What are the future topics of applied research? (German)

German article on CE

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29.07.2019

# Media

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de zeen: Iceberg-making submarine aims to tackle global warming by re-freezing the Arctic

"A team of designers led by Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha proposes re-freezing sea water in the Arctic to create miniature modular icebergs using a submarine-like vessel, in a bid to combat climate change."

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22.07.2019

# Media

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Futurezone: Researchers' curious suggestion: They want to throw 7,400 gigatons of artificial snow on the Antarctic (German)

German article on CE

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30.06.2019

# Media

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Environmental Defense Fund: Our position on geoengineering

"Deliberate climate interventions such as albedo modification should not be undertaken for the foreseeable future as they present serious ecological, moral and geopolitical concerns."

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03.06.2019

# Media

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ArcticToday: Can massive geoengineering projects stem the worst effects of climate change in the Arctic?

"In 2016 an interdisciplinary team of scientists from Arizona State University suggested as a means to combat global warming that millions of windmills be erected in the Arctic Ocean. These mills would drive pumps that would lift seawater onto the remaining Arctic sea ice where it would turn into new ice that would help restore the power of the Arctic sea ice to reflect solar radiation."

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18.03.2019

# Media

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Daijiworld: Freezing sea water to fight global warming proposed

"To prevent the impending doom that awaits Earth through global warming, three young geo-engineering enthusiasts have offered a simple and cost-effective solution -- freeze sea water to rebuild polar ice caps."

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28.12.2018

# New Publications

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Chen, Y.; et al. (2019): Economic losses of carbon emissions from circum-Arctic permafrost regions under RCP-SSP scenarios

Chen, Y.; Liu, A.; Zhang, Z.; Hope, C.; Crabbe, J. (2019): Economic losses of carbon emissions from circum-Arctic permafrost regions under RCP-SSP scenarios. In: Science of the Total Environment 658, S. 1064–1068. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.299.

"In this study, we use the PInc-PanTher model to estimate carbon emissions from thawing permafrost in the circum-Arctic during 2010–2100 followed by the PAGE09 integrated assessment model to evaluate the net economic losses caused by these permafrost carbon emissions."

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