March 2013

16.03.2013

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Midwest Engergy News: Visions of a sustainable future: Q&A with Jamais Cascio

J. Cascio on wold future and sustainability with a few remards on CE.

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15.03.2013

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The Internationalist: Technological Change and the Frontiers of Global Governance

"What is different today is that the furious pace of technological change risks leaving global governance in the dust, as national governments and international institutions scramble to come to terms with—much less regulate—innovations with profound implications for human welfare and global order."

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15.03.2013

# New Publications

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David W Keith and Andy Parker (2013): The fate of an engineered planet

David W Keith and Andy Parker (2013): The fate of an engineered planet; In: Scientific American, 308:34-36. DOI 10.1038/scientificamerican0113-34

"During the long economic boom ignited by the robotics revolution of the 2020s, the population became ever more concentrated in wealthy megacities, and vat-grown genetically modified foods became the norm. Most people lost any meaningful connection to nature: Who needs the real thing when you have a computer-generated sensory facsimile, complete with designer drugs to complete the experience?"

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15.03.2013

# New Publications

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Parson, E. A.; Keith, D. W. (2013): End the Deadlock on Governance of Geoengineering Research

Parson, E. A.; Keith, D. W. (2013): End the Deadlock on Governance of Geoengineering Research. In: Science 339 (6125), pp. 1278–1279. DOI 10.1126/science.1232527

"Can scientifi c self-regulation control small-scale research, or is governmental regulation needed?"

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13.03.2013

# Projects

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STEPS centre: Climate Geoengineering Governance

"Recognising as does the STEPS Centre, the importance of complexity, dynamism and path-dependent trajectories in coupled human and environmental systems, the project is seeking to identify the most appropriate pathways for governance under divergent perspectives and contexts."

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13.03.2013

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Azimuth Blog: Geoengineering Report

Scientist's/engineer's blog reviewing CE. "I think we should start serious research on geoengineering schemes, including actual experiments, not just calculations and simulations. I think we should do this with an open mind about whether we’ll decide that these schemes are good ideas or bad."

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13.03.2013

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RTCC: Geoengineering could create more questions than answers

"The world may need to turn to geoengineering in order to tackle climate change effectively, scientists think – and that would raise a whole lot of tricky questions."

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13.03.2013

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Big Ideas: Recorded Talk: Playing God With the Planet

Discussion with Peter Singer and Clive Hamilton, available as video and audio. "In this edition – two ethicists on the moral hazard of geoengineering from the Sustainable Living Festival in Melbourne."

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11.03.2013

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Reuters: Climate fixes need cautious consideration

Column with economic analogies as path dependencies.

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11.03.2013

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TED Talk Video: Allan Savory: How to green the desert and reverse climate change

Methods of stopping desertification. "“Desertification is a fancy word for land that is turning to desert,” begins Allan Savory in this quietly powerful talk"

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