18.06.2018

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Markus, Till; et al. (2018): An Assessment of Climate Engineering from a Buddhist Perspective

Markus, Till; Vivekānanda, Bhikkhu; Lawrence, Mark (2018): An Assessment of Climate Engineering from a Buddhist Perspective. In Journal for the Study of Religion, Nature and Culture. DOI: 10.1558/jsrnc.34831

"This article expounds a Buddhist perspective on the rapidly emerging topic of Climate Engineering, i.e. the deliberate, large-scale manipulation of the environment as a proposed means to counteract anthropogenic climate change or some of its specific aspects like global mean temperature increase. It sets the stage with two orthogonal aspects: an overview of the topic of Climate Engineering, and a broader analysis of the Buddhist perspective on mankind’s relationship with nature. Linking these together, we show that as one of the world’s major faiths, Buddhism can provide valuable insights and perspectives for the evolving global discourse on Climate Engineering methods, and that it advocates some basic requirements concerning their further development and possible future deployment."

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14.05.2017

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Brown Political Review: Something Seedy: The Conflicting Roles of Science in Environmentalism

"Though market solutions such as carbon taxes seem to be the only viable way to effect changes in large-scale climate policy in America, that does not mean that we should let capitalist climate solutions reign. We must question solutions which offer “scientific” ways to “save” the environment without requiring changes to business as usual, which seems to have forgotten that humans are a part of nature. We must treat our environment with respect. Where possible, we should prioritize connection with nature over manipulation and appreciation over-exploitation."

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23.04.2015

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Earth Island Journal: The Technofix Is In

"An Ecomodernist Manifesto fails to acknowledge the political forces at work in the battle over climate change, and so fails to chart a way forward"

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08.04.2015

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Symons, Jonathan; Karlsson, Rasmus (2014): Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint

Symons, Jonathan; Karlsson, Rasmus (2014): Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint. In Environmental Politics 24 (2), pp. 173–192. DOI 10.1080/09644016.2015.1008252.

"The implications for Green political theory of the international community’s failure to avert dangerous warming are evaluated. An emerging conflict is identified between the Green-romantic value of restraint and the Green-rationalist value of protection, between a desire to preserve biotic systems and a distrust of scientific solutions to problems that are intrinsically social."

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18.06.2014

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The Engineere Q&A: Geoengineering [forum question and answer]

Q&A on CE with Stephen Salter, Richard Darton, Andrew Charlton-Perez. "For our latest reader Q&A, we’ve assembled three experts to answer your questions about geoengineering."

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09.06.2014

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WGC Blog: Advancing Interdisciplinary Discussions of Climate Engineering

Rachael Shwom, Rutgers University - discussion of Cusack, Daniela F.; et al. (2014). "In reviewing major comprehensive government reports on climate engineering it was all too often that I would search “ethics” or “public attitudes” and find only a single page or paragraph of hundreds of pages dedicated to these issues."

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22.01.2014

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Nature News: Rock’s power to mop up carbon revisited

On enhanced weathering. "Experts push for more research into olivine weathering."

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03.11.2013

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Yale Climate Change & The Media: Strange Bedfellows? Climate Change Denial and Support for Geoengineering

"Potential benefits of geoengineering, despite attendant risks, appeal to some interests showing little concern for the seriousness of the climate change issue generally. What goes here?"

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26.08.2013

# New Publications

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Ayalew, Mulugeta Mengist; Gasc, Florent (2013): Managing Climate Risks in Africa. The Role of Geoengineering

Ayalew, Mulugeta Mengist; Gasc, Florent (2013): Managing Climate Risks in Africa. The Role of Geoengineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"Geoengineering not only claims to address the principal concern of Africa, temperature increase, but it also appears that it might reinstate Africa’s fate largely into her own hands."

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14.08.2013

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2013): Robust Results From Climate Model Simulations of Geoengineering

Kravitz, Ben; Robock, Alan; Irvine, Peter (2013): Robust Results From Climate Model Simulations of Geoengineering. In Eos Trans. AGU 94 (33), p. 292. DOI 10.1002/2013EO330005.

Paper about GeoMIP conference in Potsdam in April.

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