15.08.2016

# New Publications

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Sugiyama, Masahiro; et al. (2016): Public attitudes to climate engineering research and field experiments. Preliminary results of a web survey on students' perception in six Asia-Pacific countries

Sugiyama, Masahiro; Kosugi, Takanobu; Ishii, Atsushi; Asayama, Shinichiro (2016): Public attitudes to climate engineering research and field experiments. Preliminary results of a web survey on students' perception in six Asia-Pacific countries. In Policy Alternatives Research Institute (24).

"Here we report a preliminary analysis of an international webbased survey conducted in March 2016, targeting university students in Japan, Korea, Australia (OECD countries), China, India, and the Philippines (non-OECD), a diverse set of six countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Our questionnaire builds on earlier studies by Mercer et al. (2011) and Merk et al. (2015) but digs deeper into the aspect of field experimentation."

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11.08.2016

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Shearer, Christine; et al. (2016): Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program

Shearer, Christine; West, Mick; Caldeira, Ken; Davis, Steven J. (2016): Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program. In Environ. Res. Lett. 11 (8), p. 84011–84011. DOI 10.1088/1748-9326/11/8/084011

"Nearly 17% of people in an international survey said they believed the existence of a secret large-scale atmospheric program (SLAP) to be true or partly true. SLAP is commonly referred to as 'chemtrails' or 'covert geoengineering', and has led to a number of websites purported to show evidence of widespread chemical spraying linked to negative impacts on human health and the environment."

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07.08.2016

# New Publications

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Newton, Robert; et al. (2016): White Arctic vs. Blue Arctic. A case study of diverging stakeholder responses to environmental change

Newton, Robert; Pfirman, Stephanie; Schlosser, Peter; Tremblay, Bruno; Murray, Maribeth; Pomerance, Rafe (2016): White Arctic vs. Blue Arctic. A case study of diverging stakeholder responses to environmental change. In Earth's Future. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000356

"Even if global warming can be reversed, some people will experience ice-free summers before perennial sea ice begins to return. We ask: How will future generations feel about bringing sea ice back where they have not experienced it before? How will conflicted interests in ice-covered vs. ice-free conditions be resolved? What role will science play in these debates?"

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23.06.2016

# New Publications

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Allgaier, Joachim (2016): Science on YouTube: What do people find when they are searching for Climate Science and Climate Manipulation?

Allgaier, Joachim (2016): Science on YouTube: What do people find when they are searching for Climate Science and Climate Manipulation? 14th International Conference on Public Communication of Science and Technology (PCST). Istanbul, 4/26/2016.

"In the presentation results from an empirical pilot study on climate science and climate manipulation on YouTube will be presented. The results indicate that YouTube can be a very valuable tool for informing citizens about science for some key issues. However, users of YouTube are also confronted with conspiracy theories and erroneous and misleading information that strongly deviates from scientific consensus views."

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30.05.2016

# New Publications

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Feetham, P. M.; et al. (2016): Qualitative Evaluations of New Scientific Concepts: Accurate, Fast, Easy and Inexpensive

Feetham, P. M.; Wright, M. J.; Teagle, D. H.; Comrie, M. A. (2016): Qualitative Evaluations of New Scientific Concepts: Accurate, Fast, Easy and Inexpensive (Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference).

"This research reports a case where the findings of an independent qualitative study were clearly supported by subsequent quantitative research. [...] The qualitative results illustrated an overall negative reaction to the four concepts tested with solar reflection techniques viewed more negatively than carbon dioxide removal techniques. Large online surveys across two countries gave strikingly similar results, verifying the robustness of the qualitative study."

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10.06.2015

# New Publications

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Corner, Adam; Pidgeon, Nick (2014): Like artificial trees? The effect of framing by natural analogy on public perceptions of geoengineering

Corner, Adam; Pidgeon, Nick (2014): Like artificial trees? The effect of framing by natural analogy on public perceptions of geoengineering. In Climatic Change (130), pp. 425–438 DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1148-6.

"In the current paper, we provide an empirical test of one of the most prevalent framing devices: describing geoengineering technologies by analogy to natural processes."

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30.03.2015

# New Publications

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Wibeck, Victoria; et al. (2015): Questioning the technological fix to climate change – Lay sense-making of geoengineering in Sweden

Wibeck, Victoria; Hansson, Anders; Anshelm, Jonas (2015): Questioning the technological fix to climate change – Lay sense-making of geoengineering in Sweden. In: Energy Research & Social Science 7 (0), S. 23–30. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2015.03.001.

"This paper explores how Swedish laypeople make sense of emerging ideas of the large-scale deliberate technical manipulation of the global climate, known as geoengineering (GE). The paper is based on semi-structured focus group interviews with open-ended questions, allowing participants to express their spontaneous thoughts about GE."

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01.12.2014

# Media

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Teaching Climate/Energy Law & Policy Blog: The Prospects and Challenges of Bioenergy Carbon Capture & Sequestration Geoengineering

Blog post on BECCS. "BECCS, which combines bio-energy production (biomass fuel-power stations, pulp mills and bio-fuel plants) with carbon capture and storage technology, has the potential to generate “negative emissions” that could help society avoid exceeding critical thresholds in this century and beyond."

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21.11.2014

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South China Morning Post: UN body warns that 2070 is the deadline for ending CO2 emissions

"Unep is "extremely interested" in the subject [of CE] and is planning a report."

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17.11.2014

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RTTC: Geoengineering: Pumping iron into oceans could backfire

"Iron fertilisation of oceans stimulates carbon sucking plankton, but could also lead to rise in CO2 emitting sea-life"

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