23.10.2017

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Unity Colledge Online: The Ethics of Climate Engineering: A Primer for Students Pursuing an M.S. in Sustainability

"Some scientists advocate another solution: Apply new technologies to correct the harms of the old. Using technology to engineer the climate itself, these experts claim, could be the best way to ensure humanity continues to thrive and survive on this planet. The trouble is that large-scale engineering of this sort has never been attempted, and critics worry about the consequences of getting it wrong. Want a little insight into this debate? Here are some of the interesting ethical questions surrounding climate engineering."

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23.10.2017

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Irish Examiner: Climate engineering is a risky gamble to fix planet’s problems

"Reducing carbon emissions is the only solution we know will work, while there are already safer and proven ways to pull CO2 from the atmosphere, writes Barbara Unmüßig."

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23.10.2017

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Duurzaam Nieuws: The promise of geo-engineering is a misconception (Dutch)

Dutch newspaper article. "The world is struggling to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. At the same time, a new technological wonder is finding more and more people. Geo-engineering - the large-scale manipulation of natural systems on earth - has become popular as a way to eliminate the negative effects of climate change." (Google translate)

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23.10.2017

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The Hindu: It’s time to make deep emission cuts

"The prospect of limiting global warming through ‘negative emissions’ is bleak"

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22.10.2017

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Natural Blaze: Scientists Calling for Geoengineering to Dim the Sun for the Corals

Response to New Scientist article. "Their theory of bleached corals is that when the sea is too warm, corals expel the tiny algae living in their tissues, which are supposed to feed them through photosynthesis. But then the corals turn white and starve to death. So basically, the researchers have a one-track mind to simply keep temperatures down."

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22.10.2017

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New Scientist: Dimming the sun could save corals from bleaching and hurricanes

"Time for artificial planet coolers? A cooling “sunshade” for the planet could reduce harmful coral bleaching and the number of hurricanes, which damage reefs. With the effects of climate change becoming increasingly apparent, the idea of squirting a cloud of sulphate aerosols into the upper atmosphere is being investigated by several groups of scientists. This would scatter some of the sun’s rays back into space, reducing the rate at which the Earth is warming."

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20.10.2017

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The Conversation: ‘Geostorm’ movie shows dangers of hacking the climate – we need to talk about real-world geoengineering now

"Admittedly, the movie is a fantasy set in a deeply unrealistic near-future. But coming on the heels of one of the most extreme hurricane seasons in recent history, it’s tempting to imagine a world where we could regulate the weather. Despite a long history of interest in weather modification, controlling the climate is, to be frank, unattainable with current technology. But underneath the frippery of “Geostorm,” is there a valid message about the promises and perils of planetary management?"

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19.10.2017

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Stunt fm: Why you need to get involved in the geoengineering debate – now

"The prospect of engineering the world’s climate system to tackle global warming is becoming more and more likely. This may seem like a crazy idea but I, and over 250 other scientists, policy makers and stakeholders from around the globe recently descended on Berlin to debate the promises and perils of geoengineering."

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19.10.2017

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Climate Home: Poor country scientists to get help to study geoengineering impacts

"With most geoengineering research happening in wealthy countries, fund aims to help developing nations understand how hacking the climate could affect them"

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19.10.2017

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Spiegel: US scientist wants to test global sunshade (German)

German newspaper article on ScopEx.

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