19.12.2016

# New Publications

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Isla, Ana; von Werlhof Claudia (2017): Mother Earth Under Threat. Ecofeminism, the Land Question, and Bioengineering

Isla, Ana; von Werlhof Claudia (2017): Mother Earth Under Threat. Ecofeminism, the Land Question, and Bioengineering. Inanna Pubns & Education Inc.

"The volume re-examines existing analyses from this new and much broader point of view in theory and reality, and points to the need for a new concept of nature and the earth as a living being, a cosmic being, so that it is the life of the earth herself that today must be protected."

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27.09.2016

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Gool, V. J. van (2016): Engineered Dependency: The Threat of Forced Choice through Plutocratic Influence in Geoengineereing and Climate Change

Gool, V. J. van (2016): Engineered Dependency: The Threat of Forced Choice through Plutocratic Influence in Geoengineereing and Climate Change (master thesis)

"In the absence of clearly defined structures of regulation, the current, largely void, governance of geoengineering could well compound the dependency of individuals unable to exert influence over geoengineering. Alongside other players, wealthy individuals who finance the research and development of various geoengineering technologies, procure an ability to influence the commissioning of these, as well as the discussion surrounding climate change."

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17.05.2016

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Kim, DaEun (2016): Geoengineering: Taking "Changing the World" to the Extreme

Kim, DaEun (2016): Geoengineering: Taking "Changing the World" to the Extreme. In Seana Moran (Ed.): Ethical ripples of creativity and innovation. Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 37–44.

General ethical paper on CE.

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13.04.2016

# New Publications

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Katz, Eric; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Restoration, and the Construction of Nature

Katz, Eric; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Restoration, and the Construction of Nature. In Environmental Ethics 37 (4), pp. 485–498. DOI 10.5840/enviroethics201537444.

"My argument is based on my critique of the process of ecological restoration as the creation of an artifactual reality. When humanity intentionally interferes with the processes and entities of nature, we change the ontological reality of the natural world. The world becomes a garden, or a zoo, an environment that must be continually managed to meet the goals of human purposes."

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12.04.2016

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Heyward, Clare (2015): Is There Anything New Under the Sun?

Heyward, Clare (2015): Is There Anything New Under the Sun? Novelty and Exceptionalist Claims in Early Geoengineering Rhetoric. In Aaron Maltais, Catriona McKinnon (Eds.): The ethics of climate governance. London: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, pp. 135–154.

"My concern is on what I take to be a precondition of suitable governance mechanisms: a sensible and constructive debate about the place of geoengineering technologies in a portfolio of responses to climate change, and their respective merits and challenges. I shall focus on one possible obstacle to such a debate: the presence of claims of exceptionalism that have appeared in the recent debates about geoengineering."

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19.03.2016

# New Publications

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Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Rowman & Littlefield International.

"A collection of original and innovative essays that compare the justice issues raised by climate engineering to the justice issues raised by competing approaches to solving the climate problem."

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07.03.2016

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Good Magazine: Peter Singer on the COP21 Agreement and the Ethics of Climate Change

"Peter Singer is arguably one of the world’s best-known modern philosophers. Singer has been based out of Princeton University since 1999 and has a host of awards and honors to his name. [...] Singer: One possibility that’s been discussed is to engage in some form of geo-engineering to artificially cool the planet. Nobody has talked about what kind of international law foundation there would be for doing that. But [in that case] we would get more rapid discussion of geo-engineering and at least research into it to see what would work."

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02.03.2016

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Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory

Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory. In PAQ (Public Affairs Quarterly) 30 (1), pp. 83–102.

"Some acts are beyond the pale: they ought never to be done, except perhaps in the most dire emergencies. Other acts are wrong in a less stringent sense: they would never be done in an ideal world, but might be permissible in nonideal circumstances. Deliberate, large-scale modifications of earth systems to counteract or reduce the effects of climate change, known as geoengineering or climate engineering, arguably belong to one of these two types—but which one?"

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01.02.2016

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Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle

Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 91–107. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134964.

"While this work is clearly important, the current paper considers what insights can be gleaned from considering the tail-end, that is, by using the requirement for future cessation as a criterion for any acceptable climate engineering strategy. After showing that time-limited interventions are a key part of the rhetoric of leading climate engineering advocates, the paper examines the implications of imposing a ‘cessation requirement’ on solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal strategies."

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01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering

Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 69–90. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134928.

"When it comes to assessing the deontic status of acts and policies in the context of risk and uncertainty, moral theories are often at a loss. In this paper we hope to show that employing a multi-dimensional consequentialist framework provides ethical guidance for decision-making in complex situations."

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