08.04.2015

# New Publications

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Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions

Chavez, Anthony E. (2015): Exclusive Rights to Saving the Planet. The Patenting of Geoengineering Inventions. In Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property 13 (1).

"Because of the importance of these technologies to society’s future, the United States needs to ensure that these patents do not deter innovation or prevent these technologies from being available for implementation. Specifically, the United States should develop unique procedures to approve these applications and form a geoengineering patent pool that will facilitate both innovation and accessibility."

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05.04.2015

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Prospect: “Naomi Klein wants to stick it to the man. I want to stick it to CO2″

On climate economy including CE. "We know enough about geoengineering to know that it could in fact work, in the sense of helping to lower average temperatures. We don’t know the full costs. As an economist, looking at this, what I would say is that you ought, at the very least, come up with a proper cost-benefit analysis."

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30.03.2015

# New Publications

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Cunha, Daniel (2015): The Anthropocene as Fetishism

Cunha, Daniel (2015): The Anthropocene as Fetishism. In: Mediations 28 (2), S. 65–77.

"In fact, this means taking the promise of the Anthropocene very seriously, that is, Man should take conscious control of planetary material cycles, extend the terrain of the political hitherto left to the blind mechanics of nature and, in capitalism, to commodity fetishism.64 And this not only because the productive forces developed by capitalism allow it — although up to now we do it without conscious social control — but also because it might be necessary."

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04.03.2015

# New Publications

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Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; et al. (2015): The Economics of Climate Engineering

Moreno-Cruz, Juan B.; Ricke, Katharine L.; Wagner, Gernot (2015): The Economics of Climate Engineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"In terms of policy interventions, this means that rather than pursuing individual actors to mitigate counter to their
immediate personal interest, the task becomes one of reining in those who want to pursue climate engineering of their own volition."

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02.03.2015

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Heyen, Daniel (2015): Strategic Conficts on the Horizon: R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies

Heyen, Daniel (2015): Strategic Conficts on the Horizon: R&D Incentives for Environmental Technologies. University of Heidelberg (Discussion Paper Series, 584).

"This paper focuses on a specic mechanism for strategic distortions in this R&D game. In this mechanism, the outlook of future conicts surrounding technology deployment directly impacts on the willingness to undertake R&D."

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28.11.2014

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Sustainable Business: Carbon Farming Gaining Traction In US

"If you read our news, you know we keep writing about reversing climate change by re-building soil either through applying compost, moving to organic agriculture or bringing back herds of grazing animals. Could it be catching on? We've heard about three programs - one starting in the US, one in Kenya and another in Australia."

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15.07.2014

# New Publications

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Wendel, JoAnna (2014): Seeding cirrus clouds could drive global net cooling

Wendel, JoAnna (2014): Seeding cirrus clouds could drive global net cooling. In Eos Trans. AGU 95 (27), p. 252. DOI: 10.1002/2014EO270015.

"Cirrus clouds—thin, wispy streamers that form in the upper troposphere when ice crystals nucleate around small dust or metallic particles—have a net warming effect on climate."

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14.07.2014

# New Publications

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Horton, Zach (2014): Collapsing Scale: Nanotechnology and Geoengineering as Speculative Media

Horton, Zach (2014): Collapsing Scale: Nanotechnology and Geoengineering as Speculative Media. In Kornelia Konrad, Christopher Coenen, A. B. Dijkstra, Colin Milburn, Harro van Lente (Eds.): Shaping emerging technologies. Governance, innovation, discourse: IOP Press (Studies of new and emerging technologies / S.NET, 004), pp. 203–218.

"This chapter analyzes the popular Hollywood film Fantastic Voyage, images produced by atomic force microscopy, the early modern utopian imaginings of Francis Bacon, the neoliberal rationality of Bjørn Lomborg’s geoengineering advocacy, and a prominent geoengineering proposal to blanket the atmosphere with levitating nanoscale discs."

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22.06.2014

# New Publications

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Moore, John C.; et al. (2014): Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the GeoMIP G1 scenario

Moore, John C.; Rinke, Annette; Yu, Xiaoyong; Ji, Duoying; Cui, Xuefeng; Li, Yan et al. (2014): Arctic sea ice and atmospheric circulation under the GeoMIP G1 scenario. In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos. 119 (2), pp. 567–583. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD021060.

"We analyze simulated sea ice changes in eight different Earth System Models that have conducted experiment G1 of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)."

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24.03.2014

# Media

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Allianz Open Knowledge: The case for and against geoengineering

Pro and con arguments. "Should we slow global warming by deliberately altering the climate system to reflect sunlight back into space?"

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