February 2015

27.02.2015

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FCEA Blog: Measuring NGO Response to NAS Climate Intervention Reports – Rachael Somerville

"In the coming weeks, I’ll be studying whether or not these NGOs will release new statements in light of last week’s National Academy of Sciences National Research Council reports on the topic."

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27.02.2015

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NZZ: Experts warn against hasty intervention into the atmosphere (German)

Swiss newspaper article.

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27.02.2015

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FCEA Blog: The Limitations of a Human Rights Framework – Patrick Taylor Smith

Response to FCEA article by Brian Citro. "Human rights discourse is much better at diagnosis than at prioritization. [...] Human rights is only the beginning of the normative conversation and there is big role, going forward, for moral and political philosophy."

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27.02.2015

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Heyen, Daniel; et al. (2015): Regional Disparities in Solar Radiation Management Impacts. Limitations to Simple Assessments and the Role of Diverging Preferences

Heyen, Daniel; Wiertz, Thilo; Irvine, Peter J. (2015): Regional Disparities in Solar Radiation Management Impacts. Limitations to Simple Assessments and the Role of Diverging Preferences (IASS Working Paper).

"Our main focus is the prevalent assumption in SRM research that, for all regions, any deviation from a past climate state inflicts damages."

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26.02.2015

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The Carbon Brief Blog: Briefing: The 15 options for net-zero emissions in the Paris climate text

On BECCS. "Many of the world's nations want this year's Paris climate talks to aim for net-zero emissions, so that the world becomes climate neutral later this century."

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26.02.2015

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The Federalists: Geoengineering: The Cold War On Global Warming

"Geoengineering would give the government control over the planet’s thermostat. Why anyone thinks that’s a good idea is beyond me."

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26.02.2015

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Bloomberg View: Geoengineering Is Good Insurance

"But "geoengineering" technologies that arrest climate change in other ways -- by removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere or by reflecting sunlight back into space -- are worth exploring, too."

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26.02.2015

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China Topix: To Cool the Earth, 'Do a Pinatubo' Geoengineering

"It might sound outlandish but one "solution" being bruited about to counteract global warming is to "Do a Pinatubo".

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25.02.2015

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Seminar Video: What’s Next for Climate Engineering?

Video available now. "At this seminar, a panel of experts will first review the reports’ major findings and then consider their political and economic implications, in addition to addressing the following questions: Is a climate engineering research agenda now warranted? [...]"

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25.02.2015

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Think Christian: Is climate engineering good creation care?

"As Christians looking at the state of the planet, we can see that we have not fully lived into our role as stewards who have been given the mandate of creation care. High-income countries continue to burn massive amount of fossil fuels, effectively ignoring the pressure that climate changes put on God’s creatures."

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