10.02.2015

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The Carbon Tree: Geoengineering Part 2: Playing God - The Social and Cultural Debate

Review of social studies.

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10.02.2015

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Hong Kong Engineer: Limitations and risks of geoengineering

"There is a risk that it could be undertaken by non-state actors, potentially contributing to conflicts. Other concerns include the problems of declaring an emergency and moral hazards."

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10.02.2015

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FCEA Blog: A Role for Human Rights in the Climate Engineering Debate? – Brian Citro

"As a framing tool, human rights provide a well-established and widely accepted conceptual framework with which to identify and evaluate deprivations that occur as a result of CE interventions."

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10.02.2015

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Culture 24: Science festival announces stratospheric climate change solutions and survey of British sexual behaviour

"Dr Hugh Hunt’s suggestion, in which a set of pipes would pump the particles while being carried by balloons, is based on geoengineering. His method of solar radiation management, he says, could combat the sea level rises, desertification, ocean acidification and habitat losses which climate change bears as its consequences."

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10.02.2015

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The Futurist: Climate Change in the News - Geo-engineering, Agriculture and GHGs and Norway's Carbon Pledges

"This week some of us here on Earth once more brought up the topic of geo-engineering our way out of climate change. While another report pointed to the potential climate change consequences of putting more land into agricultural production. And finally a government in Europe, Norway, took leadership to commit to carbon reductions in dramatic fashion."

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07.02.2015

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The Nation: Why Geoengineering Is ‘Untested and Untestable’

By Naomi Klein. "An opinion piece in Nature calling for geoengineering tests fails to mention the most significant problem with these experiments."

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04.02.2015

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Washington Post: Earth’s chill pill?


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03.02.2015

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WGC Blog: Wading into a Murky Debate on Transparency

"Because of this, the question of transparency in CE research has very quickly moved from whether to how – and it is within this much more quiet debate about implementation that support for new transparency policies and standards may become less staunch."

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03.02.2015

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists: Not enough time for geoengineering to work?

"Just as slamming on the brakes can slow down a train headed for a ravine, geoengineering can cool the climate. But it won’t happen without a lot of bruising, and it’s not a quick fix."

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03.02.2015

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WGC Blog: Guns do kill people: reasons to worry about moral hazard in geoengineering

"In this blog I plan to briefly rebut each of these arguments, and instead make the case that we must properly recognize the social implications of technology, and therefore should already be gravely worried about the moral hazard effects of geoengineering."

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