09.06.2018

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Fringe FM: Jamais Cascio on Forecasting the Future, Climate Change and Geoengineering and the Biggest Threats to Human Civilization

"Jamais Cascio (@cascio) is a writer, speaker and futurist that focuses on the intersection of emerging technologies, environmental dilemmas, and cultural transformation, specializing in the design and creation of plausible scenarios of the future – writing mainly on the importance of long-term, systemic thinking, emphasizing the power of openness, transparency and flexibility as catalysts for building a more resilient society at openthefuture.org."

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04.06.2018

# New Publications

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Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; et al. (2018): An Economic Anatomy of Optimal Climate Policy

Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Wagner, Gernot; Keith, David W. (2018): An Economic Anatomy of Optimal Climate Policy. Munich Society for the Promotion of Economic Research ‐ CESifo (CESifo Working Papers).

"This paper introduces geoengineering into an optimal control model of climate change economics. Together with mitigation and adaptation, carbon and solar geoengineering span the universe of possible climate policies. Their wildly different characteristics have important implications for climate policy."

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04.06.2018

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly Jean (2018): The politics of negative emissions technologies and decarbonization in rural communities

Buck, Holly Jean (2018): The politics of negative emissions technologies and decarbonization in rural communities. In Glob. Sustain. 1, p. 327. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2018.2.

"This paper analyzes prospective challenges for negative emissions through examining how decarbonization practices are evolving in one particular landscape: the Imperial Valley in southeast California, a desert landscape engineered for industrial agriculture. Based on semi-structured interviews and site visits, this paper examines how community actors have received, participated in, imagined or contested new energy technologies and climate practices, and draws out takeaways for negative emissions policy."

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04.06.2018

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Geoengineering Monitor: Geoengineering and the UNFCCC process: Spring 2018 update

"In 2018, pressure is rising for geoengineering to formally enter the UNFCCC negotiation process in some way or another. It has in recent years been a hot topic in the UNFCCC corridors, but it’s unclear if and how it will land in the official negotiation process. What is clear, however, is that bringing geoengineering into the mainstream of international climate policy carries a great risk of normalizing geoengineering as a legitimate response to climate change."

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26.05.2018

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Hoffmann Centre: Betting on BECCS? Exploring Land-Based Negative Emissions Technologies

"The workshop explored the role of negative emissions, particularly bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), in achieving the UNFCCC Paris Agreement goals. Significant deployment of BECCS is common to most Paris-compliant emissions reduction pathways, but raises important questions for policymakers."

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26.05.2018

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Daily Guardian: Geoengineering and climate change

"As pointed out in the book of Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas Freidman, Hot, Flat and Crowded, our climate and energy crisis are interconnected – we can’t solve one without addressing the other. As ordinary citizens, we can do a big part in energy conservation and by changing our lifestyle that it is not energy expensive."

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19.05.2018

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Africa Times: African scientists: Who has the right to pursue climate geoengineering?

"Asfawossen Asrat is professor of geology, School of Earth Sciences at Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. Nelson Torto is executive director at The African Academy of Sciences in Nairobi, Kenya. What they have in common – along with 10 other scientists from the Global South – is a concern over geoengineering strategies now being considered in the fight against a warming climate."

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18.05.2018

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Keith Group: A Discussion About Counter-Geoengineering: Reflections on New Research

Video on diskussion about paper on counter-geoengineering.

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11.05.2018

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Chicago Tonight: Harvard Scientist: Climate Change May Be Worse Than We Think

"Adding to his grim forecast, Schrag says reversing the trend will be neither easy nor quick. For one thing, more than half of the CO2 currently affecting climate change will remain in our atmosphere 1,000 years from now. “A silver-bullet solution is not around the corner. It will require innovative investments sustained for at least the next century,” he says."

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11.05.2018

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CBC: Geoengineering could help fight climate change, but topic politically taboo, says scientist

"New methods to regulate the earth's temperature don't displace the need to lower CO2 emissions"

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