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

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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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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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11.03.2015

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the guardian: Consensus and geoengineering - how to convince people about global warming

"Social scientists are debating how best to shift public opinion on global warming"

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05.03.2015

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Skeptical Science: Does providing information on geoengineering reduce climate polarization?

Critical response to Kahan, D. M.; et al. (2015). "I will argue here that this experiment achieved no such result because the premise was wrong. Specifically, the information on geoengineering that was presented to the study participants (in the form of a fictional newspaper article) bears no relation to mainstream scientific opinion on geoengineering nor, even, to the opinions of advocates of geoengineering."

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09.12.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 50

The news review of calendar week 50 in 2014 is now available here.


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17.11.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 47

The news review of calendar week 47 in 2014 is now available here.


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17.11.2014

# New Publications

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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2014): Process-model simulations of cloud albedo enhancement by aerosols in the Arctic

Kravitz, Ben; Wang, Hailong; Rasch, Philip J.; Morrison, Hugh; Solomon, Amy B. (2014): Process-model simulations of cloud albedo enhancement by aerosols in the Arctic. In Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society 372 (2031). DOI 10.1098/rsta.2014.0052.

"A cloud-resolving model is used to simulate the effectiveness of Arctic marine cloud brightening via injection of cloud condensation nuclei (CCN), either through geoengineering or other increased sources of Arctic aerosols. An updated cloud microphysical scheme is employed, with prognostic CCN and cloud particle numbers in both liquid and mixed-phase marine low clouds."

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