19.09.2014

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Democracy Now: Naomi Klein on Motherhood, Geoengineering, Climate Debt & the Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

"Extended web-exclusive interview with Naomi Klein about her new book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate."

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27.07.2014

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MacKerron, Gordon (2014): Costs and economics of geoengineering

MacKerron, Gordon (2014): Costs and economics of geoengineering (CGG Working Papers, 13).

"The starting point here is the frequently observed phenomenon of ‘appraisal optimism’ or optimism bias (UK Treasury 2013)– the escalation of the costs of a new technology well beyond original expectations. These escalations have been frequent – virtually pervasive – where technologies are novel and/or the scale of activity has been large (‘megaprojects’), and they have overwhelmed any learning or economy of scale effects that have, in other technologies or products, acted to reduce costs over time."

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27.07.2014

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Klepper, G.; Rickels, W. (2014): Climate Engineering: Economic Considerations and Research Challenges

Klepper, G.; Rickels, W. (2014): Climate Engineering: Economic Considerations and Research Challenges. In Review of Environmental Economics and Policy 8 (2), pp. 270–289. DOI: 10.1093/reep/reu010.

"Thus we argue that a research strategy is needed that focuses on increasing our basic understanding of the earth system and conducting comprehensive assessments of the risk(s) associated with both climate change and the deployment of climate engineering."

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28.06.2014

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Counterpunch: Capitalism & Climate Change - Geoengineering and Sustainable Energy

"Many argue that market and techo-based approaches are the way to combat climate change. They push for carbon taxing and trading, geo-engineering, and renewable energy without considering the fact that the system itself is incompatible with sustainability."

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12.05.2014

# New Publications

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Weitzman, Martin L. (2014): The Geoengineered Planet

Weitzman, Martin L. (2014): The Geoengineered Planet. In Ignacio Palacios-Huerta (Ed.): In 100 years. Leading economists predict the future. Cambridge: MIT Press, pp. 145–163.

"By contrast, the temptation may become very great for some medium-developed nation feeling itself under climate change siege to unilaterally geoengineer itself (and the planet) out of high temperatures by seeding the stratosphere with sunshine-reflecting particles because it is so extraordinarily cheap."

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03.05.2014

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Chavez, Anthony E. (2014): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions. (forthcoming)

Chavez, Anthony E. (2014): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions. (forthcoming). In Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

"Because of the importance of these technologies to society’s future, the United States needs to ensure that these patents do not deter innovation nor prevent these technologies from being available for implementation."

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02.10.2013

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The Indipendent: Plan to use financial markets to halt climate change is ‘doomed’

Response to economics in IPCC Assessment Report. With a comment on CE.

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25.09.2013

# New Publications

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Sikka, Tina (2013): An Analysis of the Connection Between Climate Change, Technological Solutions and Potential Disaster Management: The Contribution of Geoengineering Research

Sikka, Tina (2013): An Analysis of the Connection Between Climate Change, Technological Solutions and Potential Disaster Management: The Contribution of Geoengineering Research. In Walter Leal Filho (Ed.): Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer Berlin Heidelberg (Climate Change Management), pp. 535–551.

"In this article, the author uses a critical political economy approach to provide a basic topology of the current state of geoengineering research, funding and testing."

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05.09.2013

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The Australian: Climate challenge requires new approach

Article mentioning CE as an "insurance". "An overwhelming majority of Australians, 84 per cent, wants to do something about it, yet a clear majority is against the present carbon tax."

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02.09.2013

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GHG Monitor: CO2 Utilization Markets Helping to Incentivize Air Capture Techs

Forum article on direct air capture. "After a period of relative stagnation following the collapse of climate negotiations in the U.S. Congress and the United Nations, some supporters said they are starting to see several direct air capture (DAC) technologies emerge, responding to demand from CO2 utilization markets like enhanced oil recovery and algae-based biofuels."

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