28.08.2020

# New Publications

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Carton, Wim; et al. (2020): Negative emissions and the long history of carbon removal

Carton, Wim; Asiyanbi, Adeniyi; Beck, Silke; Buck, Holly J.; Lund, Jens F. (2020): Negative emissions and the long history of carbon removal. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews-Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.671.

"In this article, we survey this “long history” of carbon removal and seek to draw out lessons for ongoing research and the emerging public debate on negative emissions. We argue that research and policy on negative emissions should proceed not just from projections of the future, but also from an acknowledgement of past controversies, successes and failures."

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28.08.2020

# Media

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CarbonBrief: Guest post: Learning from the contentious history of ‘carbon removal’

"This literature – even when it questions the assumptions and feasibility constraints underpinning large-scale CDR – tends to frame the various CDR approaches as novel and untested, and mostly focuses on hypothetical future scenarios. Yet CDR has a longer and, in many ways, more tangible history than this framing suggests – the lessons of which are largely overlooked in much of the current debate."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly Jean (2020): Should carbon removal be treated as waste management? Lessons from the cultural history of waste

Buck, Holly Jean (2020): Should carbon removal be treated as waste management? Lessons from the cultural history of waste. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200010. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0010.

"This paper looks at the historical evolution of solid and liquid waste regimes to draw lessons for the future evolution of a gaseous waste regime. It finds that social decisions to clean up solid and liquid waste were driven by both culture and industry."

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23.03.2020

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Smithsonian Magazine: Six Crazy Attempts to Geoengineer the Weather

"These scientists and inventors set out to change the planet with these out-of-the-box ideas."

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22.10.2019

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Video: PBS: Engineering Earth’s Climate?

"Scientists are worried that soon, simply reducing carbon emissions won’t be enough to even slow global warming.  A U.N. panel has said the world will likely need to “geo-engineer” the climate. That’s an idea that dates to the Cold War, when a different kind of global challenge gave rise to fears of a “nuclear winter.”"

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02.09.2019

# New Publications

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Scheffran, J. (2019): The entwined Cold War roots of missile defense and climate geoengineering

Scheffran, Jürgen (2019): The entwined Cold War roots of missile defense and climate geoengineering. In Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 75 (5), pp. 222–228. DOI: 10.1080/00963402.2019.1654256.

"The first approach to the nuclear and climate threat focuses on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament and on greenhouse gas emission reductions and mitigation. The second approach involves active defense: in the nuclear realm, missile defenses against nuclear-armed delivery systems; for climate change, geoengineering that removes carbon dioxide from the atmosphere or changes the Earth’s radiation balance."

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12.03.2017

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Historical Climatology: A Conversation with Dr. James Fleming: Geoengineering and the History of Atmospheric Science

"In this episode, Professors Degroot and Fleming  discuss how a plane crash launched Fleming's career, the deep history and future prospects of geoengineering, and the birth of modern atmospheric science in the early twentieth century."

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09.06.2016

# New Publications

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Masco, Joseph (2016): Terraforming Planet Earth: The Age of Fallout

Masco, Joseph (2016): Terraforming Planet Earth: The Age of Fallout. In Rens van Munster, Casper Sylvest (Eds.): The Politics of Globality since 1945: Assembling the Planet: Taylor and Francis Ltd.

Chapter on nuclear testing with regard to CE ideas. "The (nuclear-petrochemical) industrial state has thus been geoengineering since 1945, remaking both atmospheres and ecologies, creating problems impossible to remediate or clean up."

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09.07.2014

# New Publications

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Roman, Joe; et al. (2014): Whales as marine ecosystem engineers

Roman, Joe; Estes, James A.; Morissette, Lyne; Smith, Craig; Costa, Daniel; McCarthy, James et al. (2014): Whales as marine ecosystem engineers. In Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, pp. 140703070154008. DOI: 10.1890/130220

Not common CE but connected to maritim CDR. "Future changes in the structure and function of the world's oceans can be expected with the restoration of great whale populations."

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01.07.2014

# Calls & events

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CfP: Geoengineering the Climate through (Solar) Radiation Modification

Deadline: 06.08.2014

Call for a session on SRM at the AGU Fall Meeting. "This session solicits papers that examines processes associated with these techniques and studies where such techniques have been implemented in either high resolution and/or global climate models."

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