12.11.2018

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Project Syndicate: A Radically Realistic Climate Vision

"The IPCC does not bet on geo-engineering proposals – for example, deep-ocean sequestration of massive amounts of atmospheric carbon dioxide, or “dimming the sun” by spraying the atmosphere with aerosols – to combat global warming. These largely theoretical solutions could have untold consequences for people and ecosystems, worsening not only the climate crisis, but also the other social and ecological crises we face."

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05.11.2018

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arsTECHNICA: Geoengineering could stop warming but comes with side of sea-level rise

"Since we've only made moderate progress in cutting greenhouse gas emissions, climate science has turned to seriously investigating options that have typically been in the “far-fetched” category. That includes something called “solar radiation management”—increasing the reflectivity of the atmosphere to, in essence, shade the planet. That could provide a bit of human-caused cooling to temporarily offset some human-caused warming."

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05.11.2018

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Union of Concerned Scientists: Geoengineering: Scarier than a Zombie Apocalypse? (Podcast)

"Just in time for Halloween, an episode that’ll scare the daylights out of you. Frank Keutsch joins us to explain what geoengineering is, why it isn’t a magic fix for climate change, and why we still need to greatly reduce CO2 emissions."

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05.11.2018

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scinexx.de: Geo-Engineering: oceans are getting warmer (german)

German article on CE.

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29.10.2018

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The Christian Science Monitor: Unintended consequences: Climate-hacking poses big ethical questions

"The idea of blotting out the sun, whether floated by Frédéric Bastiat or Montgomery Burns, has long stood as a metaphor for human arrogance."

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29.10.2018

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Call for Abstracts: Ocean-based negative emission technologies: Feasibility, costs and side-effects (EGU)

Deadline: 10. January 2019

"In this session we want to bring together experts on ONETs to assess and discuss their feasibilities, costs, and side-effects. We explicitly also welcome experts working on interactions between, as well as mutual benefits of, ocean- and land-based NETs."

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28.08.2018

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California Magazine: Reading Roundup: Volcanic Umbrellas, Student Oscars, More

"As climate change increasingly alters our lifestyles and embeds itself into our collective consciousness, geoengineering—in this case, humans playing volcano to replicate this cooling event—became a fascinating idea."

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25.03.2016

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McCormack, Caitlin G.; et al. (2016): Key impacts of climate engineering on biodiversity and ecosystems, with priorities for future research

McCormack, Caitlin G.; Born, Wanda; Irvine, Peter J.; Achterberg, Eric P.; Amano, Tatsuya; Ardron, Jeff et al. (2016): Key impacts of climate engineering on biodiversity and ecosystems, with priorities for future research. In Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, pp. 1–26. DOI 10.1080/1943815X.2016.1159578.

"A literature review was carried out to identify details of the potential ecological effects of climate engineering techniques. A group of biodiversity and environmental change researchers then employed a modified Delphi expert consultation technique to evaluate this evidence and prioritize the effects based on the relative importance of, and scientific understanding about, their biodiversity and ecosystem consequences."

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01.10.2013

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Innovation report: Biochar quiets microbes, including some plant pathogens

"Synthetic biologists at Rice probe biochar’s impact on microbial signaling"

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30.09.2013

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Aljazeera America: Can we engineer our way out of global warming?

Three pieces on CE.

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