02.09.2014

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the guardian: The scientific A-Team saving the world from killer viruses, rogue AI and the paperclip apocalypse

On AI, viruses and CE. "They don't look like Guardians Of The Galaxy-style superheroes. But the founders of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk may be all that stands between us and global catastrophe"

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01.09.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 36

The news review of calendar week 36 in 2014 is now available here.


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01.09.2014

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Environmental Research Web: ‘Moderate’ geoengineering could help temperature in all areas

Article presenting the study Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2014). "A new study shows that if only moderate solar geoengineering was deployed everyone would gain something, with all regions of the world benefiting from lower temperatures than those predicted for a high-carbon dioxide scenario without such action."

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31.08.2014

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Jack Stilgoe (2014): Responsible innovation in geoengineering. Experiment earth. [S.l.]: Routledge.

Jack Stilgoe (2014): Responsible innovation in geoengineering. Experiment earth. Routledge.

Upcoming publication. "This book takes a critical stance on existing assumptions about ethical issues in science, giving students, researchers and the general reader interested in the place of science in contemporary society a compelling framework for future thinking and discussion."

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30.08.2014

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WGC Blog: Methane, volcanoes, and the end of the world

Methane, volcanoes, and the end of the world - Guest Post - Duncan McLaren - University of Lancaster. "The idea of ‘climate emergency’ has been a hot one in the ethics of geoengineering for a number of years, and got a lot of attention last week at the climate engineering conference (CEC14) in Berlin."

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29.08.2014

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RTCC: Why we need to stop talking about ‘geoengineering’

"In Berlin last week, the conference ‘Climate Engineering 2014: Critical Global Discussions’ attracted the largest single gathering of researchers who scrutinise a range of technologies for deliberately engineering the Earth’s climate."

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29.08.2014

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Ecologist: Geoengineering - the 'declaration' that never was may cause real harm

"It was a great story, writes Andrew Lockley - scientists signing up to a 'Berlin Declaration' imposing an effective 'test ban' on outdoor geoengineering experiments. Except there was no declaration, and scientists never agreed to it. The world's media got it completely wrong, yet the mud will stick - and may cause severe harm in the fight against climate change."

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27.08.2014

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Sourcable: The World’s First Framework for Climate Engineering

"In a move which has been Christened the “Berlin Declaration,” a leading scientist at the Climate Engineering Conference 2014 (CEC 14) held in the German capital has issued a call for the formation for the first proper framework to guide large-scale geoengineering projects aimed at altering the earth’s atmosphere."

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27.08.2014

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Motherboard: The Climate Scientist Who Pioneered Geoengineering Fears It's About to Blow Up

"For years, Dr. Ken Caldeira's interest in planet hacking made him a curious outlier in his field. A highly respected atmospheric scientist, he also describes himself as a "reluctant advocate" of researching solar geoengineering—that is, large-scale efforts to artificially manage the amount of sunlight entering the atmosphere, in order to cool off the globe."

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26.08.2014

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News Review of Week 35

The news review of calendar week 35 in 2014 is now available here.


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