10.02.2017

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Altvater, Elmar (2016): The Capitalocene, or, Geoengineering against Capitalism’s Planetary Boundaries

Altvater, Elmar (2016): The Capitalocene, or, Geoengineering against Capitalism’s Planetary Boundaries. In Jason W. Moore (Ed.): Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, history, and the crisis of capitalism. Oakland, CA: PM Press (Kairos), pp. 138–152.

"Today’s great questions are about how capitalism works through, and actively creates, planetary nature."

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08.01.2017

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The Capitolocene Blog: Against the geoengineering techno-fix

"The term of Capitalocene gives the indication that techno-fixes aren’t real solutions and that it is urgent to question our economic system, model of development and way of life that are unsustainable if we wish to cut down emissions."

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19.12.2016

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NPR: A Planet With Brains? The Peril And Potential Of Self-Aware Geological Change

""Anthropocene dilemma": We have global influence without global self-control. However, global technological influence clearly contains both peril and promise. Conscious awareness and control can also be sources of stabilizing negative feedback. This merely requires recognizing a problem and acting to fix it."

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29.08.2016

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STEPS centre Blog: Responsibility and geoengineering in the Anthropocene

"As the Anthropocene Working Group debate the start date of a new geological era, Jack Stilgoe asks what the Anthropocene means for how science takes responsibility for the climate. In this excerpt from his book, Experiment Earth, Jack looks at the relationship between the identification of the Anthropocene and the arrival of proposals for geoengineering, the deliberate manipulation of the Earth’s climate."

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12.07.2016

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Geographical: Unnatural Climates

"Once we manage our climate to keep it as ‘natural’ as possible, however defined, then why should we not use such interventions to make life easier for those suffering from climate disasters? ‘Natural’ climate comes with many risks for humans, it is not a perfect world."

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13.04.2016

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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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16.03.2016

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Schlosberg, David (2015): Environmental Management in the Anthropocene

Schlosberg, David (2015): Environmental Management in the Anthropocene. In Teena Gabrielson, Cheryl Hall, John M. Meyer (Eds.): The Oxford handbook of environmental political theory. Corby: Oxford University Press.

"Four different normative approches to environmental management will be examined. I will note key limitations of two key approches - classic preservation and conservation ethics, and the limits and boundaries discourse. An I will explore two very different paths that are potentially superchared by the Anthropocene - the hubris of new generation of prometheans, and the potential of an ecological receptive embodied in a politics of sight."

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16.03.2016

# New Publications

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Nicholson, Simon; Jinnah, Sikina (Eds.) (2016): New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene

Nicholson, Simon; Jinnah, Sikina (Eds.) (2016): New Earth Politics: Essays from the Anthropocene (Earth System Governance): The MIT Press.

Book including chapters on CE. "We are in effect creating an Earth 2.0 on which the human signature is everywhere, a "new earth" in desperate need of humane and insightful guidance. In this volume, prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of global environmental politics consider the ecological and political realities of life on the new earth, and probe the field's deepest and most enduring questions at a time of increasing environmental stress."

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29.10.2015

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Galarraga, Maialen (2015): The Making of a World. Climate Engineering as Creation

Galarraga, Maialen (2015): The Making of a World. Climate Engineering as Creation. In Charlotte Du Cann, Paul Kingsnorth, Tom Simth, Steve Wheeler (Eds.): Technê. Lancashire: Bracketpress (Dark Mountain, 8), pp. 1–9.

"This creativity is always new and always unique, and there is no repetition to it: each society establishes a unique imaginary world and there is no articulation of a society that is given once and for all. However, modern societies have a tendency to think of technê as if it were nature - something that always occures in the same way. This misreading is what leaves modern societies unable to account for creative technê, and insensitive to different articulations of worlds."

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05.10.2015

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Martindale, L. (2015): Understanding humans in the Anthropocene. Finding answers in geoengineering and Transition Towns

Martindale, L. (2015): Understanding humans in the Anthropocene. Finding answers in geoengineering and Transition Towns. In Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. DOI: 10.1177/0263775815604914 

"This paper argues that the approaches to global environmental change engendered by conventional environmental discourse have undermined the radical connotations of the Anthropocene. [...] Using this experimental perspective, this paper offers the creative example of how Transition Towns may become concordant with local geoengineering practices."

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