30.09.2018

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livemint: Opinion | The risk of planetary geoengineering

"In 1991, when Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines erupted, it spewed over 20 million tonnes of sulphur into the upper atmosphere. Shortly thereafter we began to witness a strange phenomenon. The sulphates in the stratosphere were acting as a sort of a sun visor, shielding the earth from the sun’s rays and reducing global temperatures by nearly half a degree Celsius by the end of the year."

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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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27.08.2018

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Frankfurter Allgemeine: Climate rescue, a dangerous game (German)

German article on CE.

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11.08.2018

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Proctor, J.; et al. (2018): Estimating global agricultural effects of geoengineering using volcanic eruptions

Proctor, J.; Hsiang, S.; Burney, J.; Burke, M.; Schlenker, W. (2018): Estimating global agricultural effects of geoengineering using volcanic eruptions. In: Nature. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0417-3.

"Here we use the volcanic eruptions that inspired modern solar radiation management proposals as natural experiments to provide the first estimates, to our knowledge, of how the stratospheric sulfate aerosols created by the eruptions of El Chichón and Mount Pinatubo altered the quantity and quality of global sunlight, and how these changes in sunlight affected global crop yields."

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10.08.2018

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Der Standard: Cooling haze has no effect (German)

German article an CE.

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10.08.2018

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Die Presse: Moderate climate change with artificial volcanos? (German)

German article on CE.

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05.02.2018

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Vice News: Scientists hope this volcano can save us from a fiery death

"“If the solar radiation management is halted for any reason, then a rapid warming would result, with likely catastrophic consequences,” Dennis Hartmann, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington told tech and science website Futurism."

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05.02.2018

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Tech Times: Can Volcanoes Help Cool The Earth? Scientists Are Preparing For The Next Big Eruption

"What is geoengineering? Simply put, geoengineering is an attempt to reduce or mitigate the effects of climate change by directly altering certain parts of the Earth's natural systems. An example of this is the process of injecting the atmosphere with sulfate particles to mimic the cooling effects of a volcanic eruption."

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05.02.2018

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New York Times: The Next Big Volcano Could Briefly Cool Earth. NASA Wants to Be Ready

"One geoengineering approach would use high-flying jets to spray similar chemicals in the stratosphere. So by studying the next big volcanic eruption, scientists would also gain insights into how such a scheme, known as solar radiation management, or S.R.M., might work. “This is important if we’re ever going to do geoengineering,” said Alan Robock, a Rutgers University researcher who models the effects of eruptions and who has been involved in discussions about the rapid-response project. “But even if there were no such thing as geoengineering, it’s still important to understand how volcanoes affect climate.”"

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04.02.2018

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TeCake: The Volcano that can aid to reduce global warming, says NASA

"Alan Robock, a climatologist at Rutgers University, who studies volcanic eruptions and has been involved in discussions about the rapid-response project, says in a statement, “This is important if we’re ever going to do geoengineering.” He continues further, “but even if there were no such thing as geoengineering, it’s still important to understand how volcanoes affect climate.”"

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