09.02.2017

# New Publications

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Asayama, Shinichiro; et al. (2017): Ambivalent climate of opinions. Tensions and dilemmas in understanding geoengineering experimentation

Asayama, Shinichiro; Sugiyama, Masahiro; Ishii, Atsushi (2017): Ambivalent climate of opinions. Tensions and dilemmas in understanding geoengineering experimentation. In Geoforum 80, pp. 82–92. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2017.01.012.

"This paper examines how the meanings of geoengineering experimentation, specifically SAI field trials, are reconfigured in the deliberation of the lay public. To this end, we conducted focus groups with Japanese citizens in June 2015 on the geoengineering concept and SAI field trials."

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04.01.2017

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Suarez, Pablo; van Aalst, Maarten K. (2016): Geoengineering. A humanitarian concern

Suarez, Pablo; van Aalst, Maarten K. (2016): Geoengineering. A humanitarian concern. In: Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1002/2016EF000464.

"This paper explores the humanitarian dimensions of geoengineering, specifically relating to solar radiation management (SRM). Drawing from the engagement of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre in SRM discussions, we discuss how to improve linkages between science, policy and humanitarian practice. We further propose the creation of a geoengineering risk management framework to ensure that the interests of the most vulnerable are considered and addressed - including the voices of all stakeholders."

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09.06.2016

# New Publications

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Sugiyama, Masahiro; et al. (2016): Transdisciplinary co-design of scientific research agendas. 40 research questions for socially relevant climate engineering research

Sugiyama, Masahiro; Asayama, Shinichiro; Kosugi, Takanobu; Ishii, Atsushi; Emori, Seita; Adachi, Jiro et al. (2016): Transdisciplinary co-design of scientific research agendas. 40 research questions for socially relevant climate engineering research. In Sustain Sci. DOI 10.1007/s11625-016-0376-2.

"In this paper, we both as Japanese scientists and stakeholders collaboratively identify 40 socially relevant research questions on climate engineering with a particular emphasis on stratospheric aerosol injection, using a method designed to encourage science–policy collaboration. While we acknowledge some methodological problems and the difficulty in obtaining active participation from stakeholders, the list of identified questions covers broad interdisciplinary perspectives and diverse interests, and may provide an important foundation for future transdisciplinary research on climate engineering."

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19.02.2016

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Scholastica: The Legality of Climate Geoengineering and the Role of the Public in Decision Making

"I spoke with Dr. Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, to discuss his recent paper “Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation,” published in Climate Law. In the interview below, Burns explains the complicated nature of geoengineering and his thoughts on the importance of public involvement in deciding if, and how, to take steps to manipulate earth’s climate to curb global warming."

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02.11.2015

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Burns, William C. G.; Flegal, Jane A. (2015): Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation

Burns, William C. G.; Flegal, Jane A. (2015): Climate Geoengineering and the Role of Public Deliberation: A Comment on the US National Academy of Sciences’ Recommendations on Public Participation. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 252–294. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504006 

"In early 2015, the US National Academy of Sciences released two major reports on the topic. While it is notable that both reports recommended some form of public participation to inform research, this article argues that the vagueness of these recommendations could mean that their implementation might not comport with optimal approaches for public deliberation. We outline some options for public deliberation on climate geoengineering and important design considerations."

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06.10.2015

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FCEA Phonecall: Dan Sarewitz & Jane Flegal phone call

With a few comments on CE. "They discuss the justification for public engagement on emerging technologies, the differences between public/science education as opposed to public deliberation, international accountability when it comes to climate engineering research, and legitimizing science through public engagement."

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25.06.2015

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Winickoff, David E.; et al. (2015): Engaging the Global South on climate engineering research

Winickoff, David E.; Flegal, Jane A.; Asrat, Asfawossen (2015): Engaging the Global South on climate engineering research. In Nature Climate change 5 (7), pp. 627–634. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2632.

"The Global South is relatively under-represented in public deliberations about solar radiation management (SRM), a controversial climate engineering concept. This Perspective analyses the outputs of a deliberative exercise about SRM, which took place at the University of California-Berkeley and involved 45 mid-career environmental leaders, 39 of whom were from the Global South."

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21.11.2014

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Design&Trend: Will Reflecting The Sun's Energy Into Space Reverse Global Warming?

"A group of researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has proposed developing a small-scale experiment in the atmosphere to better inform scientists and policymakers on the merits of this method, reports Science Daily."

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18.11.2014

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International Business Times: Controversial Plans to Slow Global Warming by Manipulating Atmosphere Reconsidered by Scientists

"Scientists are revisiting controversial propositions to manipulate the atmosphere and slow down the increase in temperatures on Earth by reflecting more of the sun's energy back into space. Researchers from Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are proposing a stratospheric perturbation experiment using small amounts of sulphuric acid to block sunlight."

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01.07.2014

# New Publications

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Xia, Lili; et al. (2014): Solar Radiation Management Impacts on Agriculture in China: A Case Study in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP)

Xia, Lili; Robock, Alan; Cole, Jason; Curry, Charles L.; Ji, Duoying; Jones, Andy et al. (2014): Solar Radiation Management Impacts on Agriculture in China: A Case Study in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP). In J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., pp. n/a. DOI: 10.1002/2013JD020630.

"To study rice and maize production changes in China, we used results from 10 climate models participating in the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G2 scenario to force the Decision Support System for Agrotechnology Transfer (DSSAT) crop model."

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