28.05.2018

# Political Papers

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Kreuter, Judith (2018): Climate engineering & political decision-making. The polarity in academic debate

Kreuter, Judith (2018): Climate engineering & political decision-making. The polarity in academic debate. Innovations in Climate Governance (INOGROV Policy Brief, 4).

"This INOGOV policy brief analyses the importance of polarity in academic debate surrounding climate engineering. It discusses the fact that while climate engineering approaches cannot yet be considered ‘physically tangible technological objects’ because they have not been implemented on a large scale; there is currently a unique opportunity to actively and critically shape the way in which we consider these approaches in the political debate."

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26.05.2018

# New Publications

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Sugiyama, Masahiro; et al. (2017): Next steps in geoengineering scenario research. Limited deployment scenarios and beyond

Sugiyama, Masahiro; Arino, Yosuke; Kosugi, Takanobu; Kurosawa, Atsushi; Watanabe, Shingo (2017): Next steps in geoengineering scenario research. Limited deployment scenarios and beyond. In Climate Policy 18 (6), pp. 681–689. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2017.1323721.

" In light of concerns over risks, a newer set of scenarios is desirable, which represents both uncertainties and social choices more fully. Borrowing and extending lessons from recent literature on the new community climate scenario process, we envision a possible scenario-building process that combines interdisciplinary scholarship with the involvement of stakeholders and citizens. The resultant scenarios would better characterize uncertainties of, and policy choices for, solar geoengineering, and foster critical appraisal of its risks and benefits."

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09.04.2018

# Media

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Quartz: A bipartisan US group introduced another bill to support a controversial climate technology

"The support it adds for direct air capture is perhaps just as essential, because that’s a technology nearly every climate model says we’ll need to scale up in the next few decades to avoid cataclysmic climate change. Direct air capture, when powered by carbon-neutral sources, is a negative-emissions machine. And the longer we take to cut global emissions, the greater our need for a negative-emissions technology will be."

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05.04.2018

# Media

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Daily Mail: Could a man-made chemical sunshade ease global warming? Scientists in developing nations reveal 'crazy' research to dim the sun

"Research into 'solar geo-engineering' plan is now dominated by rich nations. The technique would mimic volcanic eruptions to cool Earth by dimming the sun. But, scholars from developing countries argue that the poor are most vulnerable. They argue developing countries 'must lead on solar geo-engineering research'"

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05.04.2018

# Media

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Express: Scientists to build GIANT SUNSHADE for the Earth in astonishing bid to stop global warming

"SUNSHINE could be dimmed in an astonishing attempt by scientists to curb climate change. Then experts are hoping to discover if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures."

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05.04.2018

# Media

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Reuters: Developing nations to study ways to dim sunshine, slow warming

"Scientists in developing nations plan to step up research into dimming sunshine to curb climate change, hoping to judge if a man-made chemical sunshade would be less risky than a harmful rise in global temperatures." (see update)

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05.04.2018

# Media

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The Guardian: Scientists suggest a giant sunshade in the sky could solve global warming

"Scholars from developing countries call for greater say in solar geoengineering research, arguing poor nations have most at stake"

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04.04.2018

# New Publications

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Rahman, A. Atiq; et al. (2018): Developing countries must lead on solar geoengineering research

Rahman, A. Atiq; Artaxo, Paulo; Asrat, Asfawossen; Parker, Andy (2018): Developing countries must lead on solar geoengineering research. In Nature 556 (7699), pp. 22–24. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-018-03917-8.

"The nations that are most vulnerable to climate change must drive discussions of modelling, ethics and governance, argue A. Atiq Rahman, Paulo Artaxo, Asfawossen Asrat, Andy Parker and 8 co-signatories."

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27.01.2018

# Media

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Reuter: Chemical sunshade to slow warming may not be feasible: U.N. draft

"The idea of spraying a haze of sun-dimming chemicals high above the Earth as a quick way to slow global warming faces so many obstacles that it may not be feasible, a leaked draft U.N. report says."

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24.01.2018

# Media

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USA Today: Federal scientists call for research in controversial geoengineering

"The U.S. government office that oversees federally funded climate research has recommended studies into two areas of geoengineering research, marking the first time scientists in the executive branch have formally called for studies in the controversial field."

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