Ocean Acidification and Non-Calcifying Organisms

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to our RSS feed.While the vast majority of research to date on ocean acidification has focused on potential impacts of rising levels of carbon dioxide on ocean calcareous organisms. However, a new study in the Proceedings of the Royal Society, B (subscription required) suggests that ocean [...]

The Arctic Council and Geoengineering?

As the case for a concerted research and development program for climate geoengineering grows, questions of how to govern such initiatives, as well as potential future deployment, have grown. An interesting new piece suggests a possible role for the Arctic Council, Egede-Nissen & Venema, Desperate Times, Desperate Measures: Advancing the Geoengineering Debate at the Arctic [...]

New Directions in Climate Policy: Special Journal Issue

Publication announcement:
Special issue of the St Antony’s International Review (STAIR, vol. 5, no. 2, 2010)
- Robert O. Keohane
- Jonathan Gaventa
- Michael MacLeod
- Frances C. Moore
- Anne Hammill & Richard Matthew
- David Benson & Andrew Jordan
- Christopher W. Boerl
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Biomass: miracle or monstrosity?

Evidence of the limited short lifetime expectancy for fossil fuel exploitation makes biomass projects attractive again but faced many socio-ecological and cultural challenges. How should biomass production and the related market activities be organized to minimize environmental harmful impacts and maximize social welfare as well as taking into account cultural aspects?
Limited economic goods stress the [...]