30.03.2015

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Wibeck, Victoria; et al. (2015): Questioning the technological fix to climate change – Lay sense-making of geoengineering in Sweden

Wibeck, Victoria; Hansson, Anders; Anshelm, Jonas (2015): Questioning the technological fix to climate change – Lay sense-making of geoengineering in Sweden. In: Energy Research & Social Science 7 (0), S. 23–30. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2015.03.001.

"This paper explores how Swedish laypeople make sense of emerging ideas of the large-scale deliberate technical manipulation of the global climate, known as geoengineering (GE). The paper is based on semi-structured focus group interviews with open-ended questions, allowing participants to express their spontaneous thoughts about GE."

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01.12.2014

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Teaching Climate/Energy Law & Policy Blog: The Prospects and Challenges of Bioenergy Carbon Capture & Sequestration Geoengineering

Blog post on BECCS. "BECCS, which combines bio-energy production (biomass fuel-power stations, pulp mills and bio-fuel plants) with carbon capture and storage technology, has the potential to generate “negative emissions” that could help society avoid exceeding critical thresholds in this century and beyond."

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21.11.2014

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South China Morning Post: UN body warns that 2070 is the deadline for ending CO2 emissions

"Unep is "extremely interested" in the subject [of CE] and is planning a report."

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17.11.2014

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RTTC: Geoengineering: Pumping iron into oceans could backfire

"Iron fertilisation of oceans stimulates carbon sucking plankton, but could also lead to rise in CO2 emitting sea-life"

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21.10.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 43

The news review of calendar week 43 in 2014 is now available here.


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18.09.2014

# New Publications

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Amelung, Dorothee; Funke, Joachim (2014): Laypeople's Risky Decisions in the Climate Change Context: Climate Engineering as a Risk-Defusing Strategy?

Amelung, Dorothee; Funke, Joachim (2014): Laypeople's Risky Decisions in the Climate Change Context: Climate Engineering as a Risk-Defusing Strategy? In Human and Ecological Risk Assessment: An International Journal, p. 1-27. DOI: 10.1080/10807039.2014.932203.

Final paper available now. "This study explores the development of laypeople's preferences for newly emerging Climate Engineering technology (CE)."

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18.08.2014

# New Publications

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Cairns, Rose C. (2014): Climate geoengineering: issues of path-dependence and socio-technical lock-in

Cairns, Rose C. (2014): Climate geoengineering: issues of path-dependence and socio-technical lock-in. In WIREs Clim Change, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/wcc.296.

"With regard to climate geoengineering, there are concerns that geoengineering technologies might contribute so-called ‘carbon lock-in’, or become irreversibly ‘locked-in’ themselves."

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12.06.2014

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The Internationalist: Re-Engineering the Earth’s Climate: No Longer Science Fiction

"As the world’s leading reservoir of scientific expertise, the United States has an obligation to help fill this governance gap. To date, discussion of the pros and cons of geoengineering has largely been confined to discussion between scientists and civil society groups."

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12.05.2014

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Xiu, Peng; et al. (2014): Satellite bio-optical and altimeter comparisons of phytoplankton blooms induced by natural and artificial iron addition in the Gulf of Alaska

Xiu, Peng; Thomas, Andrew C.; Chai, Fei (2014): Satellite bio-optical and altimeter comparisons of phytoplankton blooms induced by natural and artificial iron addition in the Gulf of Alaska. In Remote Sensing of Environment 145, pp. 38–46. DOI 10.1016/j.rse.2014.02.004 .

"Here, we use available satellite bio-optical measurements from the MODIS/Aqua instrument and AVISO altimeter dynamic height data to examine the timing, magnitude and extent of this artificial iron fertilization experiment, comparing it with natural fertilization events such as volcanic ash deposition and mesoscale eddy transport in the Gulf of Alaska."

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06.05.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 19

The news review of calendar week 19 in 2014 is now available here.


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