17.07.2012

# New Publications

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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

# Calls & events

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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

# New Publications

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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

# Media

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Governing Geoengineering: Hot Topic For a Warming Planet

Blog from the Planet under Pressure Conference

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15.03.2012

# Media

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Die Zeit (online): Climate scientists warn of Climate Manipulation (German Language)

Alan Robock warns of risky effects of CE. "Der prominente Klimaforscher Alan Robock warnt davor, die Erde künstlich abzukühlen."

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