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

# Media

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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

# New Publications

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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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03.04.2014

# Projects

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Climate CoLab: Geoengineering 2014

"Question: How can research into geoengineering be governed to limit its environmental and political risks?"

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27.01.2014

# New Publications

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Aquila, V.; et al. (2014): Modifications of the quasi-biennial oscillation by a geoengineering perturbation of the stratospheric aerosol layer

Aquila, V.; Garfinkel, C. I.; Newman, P. A.; Oman, L. D.; Waugh, D. W. (2014): Modifications of the quasi-biennial oscillation by a geoengineering perturbation of the stratospheric aerosol layer. (accepted article). In Geophys. Res. Lett. DOI 10.1002/2013GL058818.

"This paper examines the impact of geoengineering via stratospheric sulfate aerosol on the quasi-biennial oscillation (QBO) using the NASA Goddard Earth Observing System (GEOS-5) Chemistry Climate Model."

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16.01.2014

# Media

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the guardian: Al Gore says use of geo-engineering to head off climate disaster is insane

"Belief in an instant planet-wide quick-fix, such as blocking sunlight with sulphur, is delusional, US activist declares"

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17.12.2013

# Media

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MIT Technology Review: The Geopolitics of Geoengineering

"Does humanity’s tightening grip on the fate of nature portend new sources of global conflict?"

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10.10.2013

# Media

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American Chemical Society: Artificial lung to remove carbon dioxide — from smokestacks

Reported on a meeting of the American Chemical Society. "The amazingly efficient lungs of birds and the swim bladders of fish have become the inspiration for a new filtering system to remove carbon dioxide from electric power station smokestacks before the main greenhouse gas can billow into the atmosphere and contribute to global climate change."

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