11.05.2017

# New Publications

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Muraca, Barbara; Neuber, Frederike (2017): Viable and convivial technologies. Considerations on Climate Engineering from a degrowth perspective

Muraca, Barbara; Neuber, Frederike (2017): Viable and convivial technologies. Considerations on Climate Engineering from a degrowth perspective. In: Journal of Cleaner Production. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2017.04.159

"This paper articulates a critical analysis of Climate Engineering technologies from a point of view situated within the degrowth discourse. In the first part two approaches discussed within the degrowth debate are presented: the concept of viability based on a biophysical perspective and the concept of conviviality based on a socio-cultural approach. In a second step formalized arguments from the point of view of applied ethics are articulated and applied to three Climate Engineering Technologies: Sulfate Aerosol Injection, Bio-energy with Carbon Capture and Storage, and Afforestation. In a third step, an extended version of the trade-off argument about mitigation versus Climate Engineering solution is discussed from a degrowth perspective: accordingly, within the current dominant growth paradigm, climate engineering technologies might lead to reduced mitigation efforts."

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10.04.2017

# New Publications

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Lawford-Smith, H.; Currie, A. (2017): Accelerating the carbon cycle: the ethics of enhanced weathering

Lawford-Smith, H.; Currie, A. (2017): Accelerating the carbon cycle: the ethics of enhanced weathering. In Biology letters 13 (4). DOI: 10.1098/rsbl.2016.0859

"We argue that ethical concerns have a place alongside empirical, political and social factors as we consider how to best respond to the critical challenge that anthropogenic climate change poses. We review these concerns, considering the ethical issues that arise (or would arise) in the large-scale deployment of enhanced weathering. We discuss post-implementation scenarios, failures of collective action, the distribution of risk and externalities and redress for damage."

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01.04.2017

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Heyward, Clare; et al. (2017): Early Geoengineering Governance. The Oxford Principles

Heyward, Clare; Rayner, Steve; Savulescu, Julian (2017): Early Geoengineering Governance. The Oxford Principles. In David M. Kaplan (Ed.): Philosophy, technology, and the environment. Cambridge, Massachusetts, London, England: The MIT Press, pp. 103–120.

About the volume: "In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse. All the contributors share the intuition that technology and the environment overlap in ways that are relevant in both philosophical and practical terms. They consider such issues as the limits of technological interventions in the natural world, whether a concern for the environment can be designed into things, how consumerism relates us to artifacts and environments, and how food and animal agriculture raise questions about both culture and nature."

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01.04.2017

# Media

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Remineralize the Earth (blog): The Ethics of Climate Change: Geoengineering and Geotherapy

"All favor geotherapy, but there is reason to favor deep ecology: thinking of environmental problems with the focus entirely on humans (whether focused on our benefits, on our duties as stewards, or on our virtues) led us to this disaster in the first place. Respect for life in general is important."

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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

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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

# New Publications

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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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