31.03.2017

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BBC: Do We Need A Plan B For Climate Change?

"At a recent press conference on the new US budget questions were asked about funding for climate change initiatives. The answer was stark. “We’re not spending money on that anymore,” reporters were told"

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31.03.2017

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New Scientist: Geoengineering the sky is scary but we need to test it now

"The world's biggest trial of cooling the planet by altering the atmosphere is being launched. It is crucial that it goes ahead, says Jamais Cascio"

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24.03.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Harvard Scientists Moving Ahead on Plans for Atmospheric Geoengineering Experiments

"The climate researchers intend to launch a high-altitude balloon that would spray a small quantity of reflective particles into the stratosphere."

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24.03.2017

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the guardian: US scientists launch world's biggest solar geoengineering study

"Research programme will send aerosol injections into the earth’s upper atmosphere to study the risks and benefits of a future solar tech-fix for climate change"

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09.02.2017

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Asayama, Shinichiro; et al. (2017): Ambivalent climate of opinions. Tensions and dilemmas in understanding geoengineering experimentation

Asayama, Shinichiro; Sugiyama, Masahiro; Ishii, Atsushi (2017): Ambivalent climate of opinions. Tensions and dilemmas in understanding geoengineering experimentation. In Geoforum 80, pp. 82–92. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.01.012.

"This paper examines how the meanings of geoengineering experimentation, specifically SAI field trials, are reconfigured in the deliberation of the lay public. To this end, we conducted focus groups with Japanese citizens in June 2015 on the geoengineering concept and SAI field trials."

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18.12.2016

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Lo, Y. T. Eunice; et al. (2016): Detecting sulphate aerosol geoengineering with different methods

Lo, Y. T. Eunice; Charlton-Perez, Andrew J.; Lott, Fraser C.; Highwood, Eleanor J. (2016): Detecting sulphate aerosol geoengineering with different methods. In: Scientific reports 6, S. 39169. DOI: 10.1038/srep39169.

"Sulphate aerosol injection has been widely discussed as a possible way to engineer future climate. Monitoring it would require detecting its effects amidst internal variability and in the presence of other external forcings. We investigate how the use of different detection methods and filtering techniques affects the detectability of sulphate aerosol geoengineering in annual-mean global-mean near-surface air temperature. This is done by assuming a future scenario that injects 5 Tg yr−1 of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere and cross-comparing simulations from 5 climate models."

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10.05.2016

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Arino, Yosuke; et al. (2016): Estimating option values of solar radiation management assuming that climate sensitivity is uncertain

Arino, Yosuke; Akimoto, Keigo; Sano, Fuminori; Homma, Takashi; Oda, Junichiro; Tomoda, Toshimasa (2016): Estimating option values of solar radiation management assuming that climate sensitivity is uncertain. In Proc Natl Acad Sci USA, p. 201520795–201520795. DOI 10.1073/pnas.1520795113.

"This paper presents one possible methodology for estimating option values of SRM assuming a fairly moderate scenario on SRM’s use compared with preceding literature, which would be helpful to examine realistic values of SRM for the society where social acceptability of SRM’s actual deployment is not high. Our results emphasize the near- to mid-term role of retaining SRM as a later risk-hedging option in the face of the uncertainty about climate sensitivity."

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23.04.2015

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Stilgoe, Jack (2015): Geoengineering as Collective Experimentation

Stilgoe, Jack (2015): Geoengineering as Collective Experimentation. In Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9646-0.

"Geoengineering would seem to be an archetype of technology as social experiment, blurring lines that separate research from deployment and scientific knowledge from technological artefacts. Looking into the experimental systems of geoengineering, we can see the negotiation of what is known and unknown."

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05.03.2015

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news.ch: Is geoengineering research going outdoors?

"Serious research outside of these limits has been a taboo because of the serious risks this may pose for ecosystems and society. However, two recent publications are breaking the ice and bringing the discussion of field experiments into the limelight of the scientific community."

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23.02.2015

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[press review] AAAS conference in San Jose + CIA intrests in CE

Media responses to the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in San Jose/California. Tobic are large scale tests and CIA contacting to Alan Robock.


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