05.02.2016

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Flassbeck Economics: Geoengineering offers no solutions to climate change. A study on ocean acidification

"Here is an even bigger result. Last year, Sabine Mathesius and her team from the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research published a landmark study on ocean acidification (see here). The study does not deal with geoengineering. Assuming geoengineering efficiency, Mathesius investigated the effects of CDR on ocean acidification."

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04.02.2016

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E&E News: Oliver Morton on the 'abiding romance' of geoengineering

"Over the past six years, Oliver Morton, a briefings editor at The Economist, has pondered the field's science and consequences, and why people are inherently resistant to geoengineering. His new book, "The Planet Remade: How Geoengineering Could Change the World," argues geoengineering should be part of the arsenal for addressing global warming."

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04.02.2016

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Yale Climate Connections: Bookshelf: Engineering the Atmosphere

"This month's compendium of timely books address the multifaceted technological, political, social, economic, and ethical issues surrounding geoengineering, humanity's 'Plan B' (or X?) for combating excessive global warming."

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03.02.2016

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The Globe and Mail (Video): Is a carbon-neutral fuel source possible? This Canadian company thinks so

Video on Canadian carbon capture company.

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02.02.2016

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Fighting The Biocrisis Blog: Climate Imperial: Geoengineering and Capitalist Hegemony (Part One)

"The thesis of this article will be that a reliance on geoengineering to “solve” the climate crisis is not only a false solution, but an attempt to ensure the expansion of capitalist hegemony by extending commodification from “genes to species and to ecosystems” (Sullivan, 2009: 26) to the atmosphere (probablyasocialecologist, 2015) and now to the earth system as a whole (Szerszynski et al., 2013)."

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01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle

Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 91–107. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134964.

"While this work is clearly important, the current paper considers what insights can be gleaned from considering the tail-end, that is, by using the requirement for future cessation as a criterion for any acceptable climate engineering strategy. After showing that time-limited interventions are a key part of the rhetoric of leading climate engineering advocates, the paper examines the implications of imposing a ‘cessation requirement’ on solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal strategies."

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01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering

Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 69–90. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134928.

"When it comes to assessing the deontic status of acts and policies in the context of risk and uncertainty, moral theories are often at a loss. In this paper we hope to show that employing a multi-dimensional consequentialist framework provides ethical guidance for decision-making in complex situations."

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01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Svoboda, Toby (2016): Aerosol Geoengineering Deployment and Fairness

Svoboda, Toby (2016): Aerosol Geoengineering Deployment and Fairness. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 51–68. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134883.

"If deployed, aerosol geoengineering (AG) could involve unfairness to both present and future parties."

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01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Baatz, Christian; et al. (2016): The Ethics of Engineering the Climate

Baatz, Christian; Heyward, Clare; Stelzer, Harald (2016): The Ethics of Engineering the Climate. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 1–5. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134766.

Intro to special issue in Environmental Values. "This Special Issue seeks to deepen the debate and begin what we might call the ‘second wave’ of ethical debate on climate engineering."

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01.02.2016

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Climate & Capitalism: The specter of geoengineering haunts the Paris climate agreement

"To avoid challenging the fossil fuel profiteers, the Paris negotiators bet on untested and dangerous geoengineering technologies."

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