17.07.2017

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Bellamy, Rob; et al. (2017): Public perceptions of geoengineering research governance. An experimental deliberative approach

"Public perceptions of geoengineering experiments were explored in three workshops. Majoritarian, consensual and individualistic deliberations were experimentally created. The perceived controllability of experiments is central to public acceptability. Legitimacy of experiments will depend on combinations of four controllability criteria. Technical determinations of scale or location will be poor predictors of public concerns."

 

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24.04.2017

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Visschers, Vivianne; Shi, Jing; et al. (2017): Beliefs and values explain international differences in perception of solar radiation management: insights from a cross-country survey

Visschers, Vivianne; Shi, Jing; et al. (2017): Beliefs and values explain international differences in perception of solar radiation management: insights from a cross-country survey. In Climatic Change, DOI: 10.1007/s10584-017-1970-8

"We conducted an online survey on the general public’s perception and acceptance of SRM in Canada, China, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, and the USA. Our findings confirmed the need for an international perspective, as we found several cross-country differences. Chinese respondents, for example, indicated greater acceptance for SRM than their North American and European counterparts."

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09.02.2017

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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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09.10.2016

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Fairbrother, Malcolm (2016): Geoengineering, moral hazard, and trust in climate science. Evidence from a survey experiment in Britain

Fairbrother, Malcolm (2016): Geoengineering, moral hazard, and trust in climate science. Evidence from a survey experiment in Britain. In Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1818-7.

"This paper presents the results of survey experiments testing whether hearing about solar radiation management (SRM) affects people’s support for taxing polluting energy and/or their trust in climate science. For a nationally representative sample of respondents in Britain, I found that receiving a brief introduction to SRM had no impact on most people’s willingness to pay taxes, nor on their trust in climate science."

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15.08.2016

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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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07.08.2016

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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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09.02.2016

# Media

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Slate: What Slate Readers Think About Geoengineering

"As the month came to a close, we asked for your thoughts on the topic, inquiring about where you stood on the issues, and how you felt that scientists and policymakers should proceed. While the results of our survey were far from scientific, we were struck by the variety of your responses—and the intensity of your engagement. We hope that you’ll follow along with similar enthusiasm as we look into the power and promise of algorithms this month. For now, however, here are some of your opinions on geoengineering."

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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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20.04.2015

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Finnish Meteorological Institute: Solar radiation management – last resort for mitigating future climate change?

Press release. "As a result, more sunlight would reflect back to space before reaching the planet's surface, and thus the surface would cool. Could SRM be a useful method to mitigate global warming?"

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