18.08.2011

# New Publications

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Betz, G. (2011), ‘The case for climate engineering research: an analysis of the “arm the future” argument’

Betz, G. (2011), ‘The case for climate engineering research: an analysis of the “arm the future” argument’, Climatic Change, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s10584-011-0207-5

"In order to do so, we analyse what seems to be the major argument in favour of research into climate engineering: the lesser evil-, or, as Stephen Gardiner has called it, the arm the futureargument—in short: the AF-argument (Gardiner 2010). Such an argumentative analysis makes explicit the normative and descriptive assumptions which underlie the reasoning, without ascertaining or denying them, and thus enables one to assess the overall strength of the argument as well as to determine which objections do, and which don’t undermine it.".


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17.08.2011

# New Publications

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Poumadère, Marc; Bertoldo, Raquel; Samadi, Jaleh (2011): Public perceptions and governance of controversial technologies to tackle climate change: nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, wind, and geoengineering

Poumadère, Marc; Bertoldo, Raquel; Samadi, Jaleh (2011): Public perceptions and governance of controversial technologies to tackle climate change: nuclear power, carbon capture and storage, wind, and geoengineering. In: WIREs Clim Change 2 (5), S. 712–727. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.134

Paper on public perception of energy and climate technologies with specieal interest in risistance and risks perception.

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01.08.2011

# Political Papers

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TAB (Hg.) (2011): TAB-Rundbrief. Schwerpunkt: Hope-, Hype- und Fear-Technologien

TAB (Hg.) (2011): TAB-Rundbrief. Schwerpunkt: Hope-, Hype- und Fear-Technologien. Büro für Technikfolgen-Abschätzung beim Deutschen Bundestag (39), zuletzt geprüft am 24.10.2011.

EN TA-Newsletter of the German Parliament with priority on CE.

DE Rundbrief des Technikfolgenabschätzungsbüros des Dt. Bundestages mit einen Schwerpunkt auf CE.

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01.08.2011

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Understanding Risk Research Group: Public Engagement on Geoengineering Research: Preliminary Report on the SPICE Deliberative Workshops

"IAGP has three core objectives:
1) To evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of a broad range of geoengineering proposals
2) To evaluate the controllability of global climate using these proposals
3) To elicit and include stakeholder and public values into the evaluation"

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04.07.2011

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Reynolds, Jesse (2011): The Regulation of Climate Engineering

Reynolds, Jesse (2011): The Regulation of Climate Engineering. In: Law, Inn Tech 3 (1), S. 113–136.

Essay on (legal) regulation of CE and problems with specific CE methods.

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01.07.2011

# New Publications

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Uther, S., and Matzner, N. (2011), ‘Initiativen in der Climate-Engineering-Forschung. Projekte, Konferenzen, Netzwerke: Ein Bericht über ausgewählte Forschungsaktivitäten in Deutschland’

Uther, S., and Matzner, N. (2011), ‘Initiativen in der Climate-Engineering-Forschung. Projekte, Konferenzen, Netzwerke: Ein Bericht über ausgewählte Forschungsaktivitäten in Deutschland’, TATuP, 20/2: 94–98, accessed 28 Jul 2011.

EN  Report on selectet German research activities and the Summer School on Climate Engineering 2010.

DE  Bericht über deutsche Forschungsaktivitäten, insbesondere die Summer School 2010 in Heidelberg.


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01.07.2011

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Bowerman, Niel; Kruger, Tim (2011): The Student Conference debate on geoengineering

Bowerman, Niel; Kruger, Tim (2011): The Student Conference debate on
geoengineering. In: Weather 66 (7), S. 184–185. DOI: 10.1002/wea.837

"This year’s Royal Meteorological Society Student Conference has just finished, and we look forward to contributions from it in due course. Here, two contributors to a debate held at last year’s Conference, Niel Bowerman and Tim Kruger, air their views on geoengineering as a possible means of tackling dangerous climate change."


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01.06.2011

# Political Papers

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GEO-ENGINEERING, wirksamer Klimaschutz oder Größenwahn?: Methoden - Rechtliche Rahmenbedingungen - Umweltpolitische Forderungen

EN  Critical report from the German Ministry of Environment on CE. See for English version of this report here.

DE  Kritischer Bericht des Umweltbundesamtes zu CE.

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23.05.2011

# New Publications

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Crutzen, Paul J.; Davis, Mike; et al. (Hg.) (2011): Das Raumschiff Erde hat keinen Notausgang (German Language)

Crutzen, Paul J.; Davis, Mike; Mastrandrea, Michael D.; Schneider, Stephen H.; Sloterdijk, Peter (Hg.) (2011): Das Raumschiff Erde hat keinen Notausgang. Energie und Politik im Anthropozän. Berlin: Suhrkamp (Edition Unseld : Sonderdruck).

On climate catastrophe and Anthropocene arguments.

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15.05.2011

# New Publications

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Allenby, Brad (2011): Geoengineering: A critique

Allenby, Brad (2011): Geoengineering: A critique. In: Proceedings of the 2011 IEEE International Symposium on Sustainable Systems and Technology: IEEE, S. 1–5. DOI: 10.1109/ISSST.2011.5936870 

"Geoengineering is a technological response to the challenge of anthropogenic climate change and the failure of political mechanisms to achieve substantial progress in controlling atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. Because it derives from the same policy framework as current global warming initiatives, it suffers from the same deficiencies. In particular, the geoengineering dialog to date fails to understand the full power of technology systems, and, because of its singleminded focus on global climate change, inadequately defines the class of technologies included in the geoengineering category."


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