25.08.2012

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BBC News: Geoengineering: Risks and benefits

Article on the Summer School on Geoengineering Research and the SPICE Project.

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23.08.2012

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Ianson, Debby; et al. (2012): The effect of vertical and horizontal dilution on fertilized patch experiments

Ianson, Debby; Völker, Christoph David; Denman, Kenneth L. L.; Kunze, Eric; Steiner, Nadja Stefanie (2012): The effect of vertical and horizontal dilution on fertilized patch experiments. In: Global Biogeochem. Cycles. DOI 10.1029/2010GB004008

"Efficiency of carbon export decreases for increased size of fertilized patch - Lateral supply of silicic acid is critical to blooms in iron-fertilized patches - Carbon export resulting from iron fertilization is minimal"

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14.08.2012

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Gawel, Erik; Heuson, Clemens (2012): Basic economic issues of climate change adaptation

Gawel, Erik; Heuson, Clemens (2012): Ökonomische Grundfragen der Klimaanpassung. In: Wirtschaftsdienst 92 (7), S. 480–487.

The German paper focusses on adaptation and compares it with mitigation and CE.

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08.08.2012

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ground report: Global Warming: Geoengineering is not politics

The author argues that "Geoengineering is now like politics", but it should not be, because it is politicized sciencen.

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06.08.2012

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Choi, Sunho; et al. (2012): Modification of the Mg/DOBDC MOF with Amines to Enhance CO 2 Adsorption from Ultradilute Gases

Choi, Sunho; Watanabe, Taku; Bae, Tae-Hyun; Sholl, David S.; Jones, Christopher W. (2012): Modification of the Mg/DOBDC MOF with Amines to Enhance CO 2 Adsorption from Ultradilute Gases. In: J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 3 (9), pp. 1136–1141

Paper on the chemistry of Direct Air Capture. "In this work, Mg/DOBDC is modified by functionalization of its open metal coordination sites with ethylene diamine (ED) to introduce pendent amines into the MOF micropores."

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17.07.2012

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Goeppert, Alain; et al. (2012): Air as the renewable carbon source of the future: an overview of CO2 capture from the atmosphere

Goeppert, Alain; Czaun, Miklos; Surya Prakash, G. K.; Olah, George A. (2012): Air as the renewable carbon source of the future: an overview of CO2 capture from the atmosphere. In: Energy Environ. Sci. 5 (7), pp. 7833-7853.

"The present article reviews methods developed for the capture of CO2 directly from the air as well as their advantages and drawbacks. While strong bases such as sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide could be used, their regeneration is energy intensive, requiring high temperatures."

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01.07.2012

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Talk/Lecture: Two Lectures from Macquarie University 'Science Research Lecture Series'

24.07.2012, 18:00-19:30, Sydney/Australia

Professor Mark Taylor: Licensed to pollute but not to poison 

PhD student Scott Grierson: Decomposition of organic material at elevated temperatures to reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide levels

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28.06.2012

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Conley, Daniel J. (2012): Ecology: Save the Baltic Sea

Conley, Daniel J. (2012): Ecology: Save the Baltic Sea. In: Nature 486 (7404), pp. 463–464.

Not close climate engineering, but connected. "Several large-scale geoengineering interventions have been proposed as solutions to this problem [of the Baltic Sea]. [...] But they could also be dangerous."

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28.06.2012

# New Publications

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Futter, M. N.; Klaminder, J.; et al. (2012): Uncertainty in silicate mineral weathering rate estimates

Futter, M. N.; Klaminder, J.; Lucas, R. W.; Laudon, H.; Köhler, S. J. (2012): Uncertainty in silicate mineral weathering rate estimates: source partitioning and policy implications. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 7 (2), pp. 24025. doi 10.1088/1748-9326/7/2/024025

"We show that within-site differences of several hundred per cent arise when different methods are used to estimate weathering rates, mainly as a result of uncertainties related to input data rather than conceptually different views of the weathering process."

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29.03.2012

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Governing Geoengineering: Hot Topic For a Warming Planet

Blog from the Planet under Pressure Conference

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