27.10.2015

# New Publications

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Chris, Robert (2015): Systems thinking for geoengineering policy

Chris, Robert (2015): Systems thinking for geoengineering policy. Balsingstoke: Routledge.

"Systems Thinking for Geoengineering Policy is the first book to theorise geoengineering in terms of complex adaptive systems theory and to argue for the theoretical imperative of adaptive management as the default methodology for an effective low risk means of confronting the inescapable uncertainty and surprise that characterise potential climate futures. The book illustrates how a shift from the conventional Enlightenment paradigm of linear reductionist thinking, in favour of systems thinking, would promote policies that are robust against the widest range of plausible futures rather than optimal only for the most likely, and also unlock the policy paralysis caused by making long term predictions of policy outcomes a prior condition for policy formulation."

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28.11.2014

# Media

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Herald Scotland: INSIDE TRACK: Climate change affects us all and we must all act

"But these technologies, some of them currently unproven, do not amount to a miraculous solution and now the scientists are telling it like it is. Studies of geo-engineering - trying to manipulate the climate artificially - have found that the knock-on effects are very complicated."

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31.05.2012

# Political Papers

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Borick, Christopher; Rabe, Barry (2012): Americans Cool on Geoengineering. Approaches to Addressing Climate Change

Borick, Christopher; Rabe, Barry (2012): Americans Cool on Geoengineering. Approaches to Addressing Climate Change. Brookings. Washington, D.C. (Governance Studies, 47).

"Given the political and economic challenge of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, there is growing interest in finding alternative methods of dealing with climate change. In a new paper, Christopher Borick and Barry Rabe look at the American public's attitude towards using geoengineering solutions as a means to combat global warming."

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03.04.2012

# Political Papers

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German Research Foundation (DFG): Climate Engineering: Great need for research on scientific issues

The German Research Foundation / Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft stated great research needs in Climate Engineering, especially in the fields of politics, law and ethics. (German language)

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23.01.2012

# Media

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NY Times: Complications of Hacking the Planet

Article on crop yield and SRM as well as other actual studies.

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