May 2014

12.05.2014

# Media

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AGU Blogs: New study brings weaknesses of Southern Ocean geoengineering to the surface

Media response to Robinson, J.; et al. (2014). "A plan to reduce carbon from the atmosphere by adding large amounts of iron to the Southern Ocean around Antarctica may not be as effective as previously thought, according to new research."

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10.05.2014

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Video: EGU panel discussion: Geoengineering the climate: the way forward?

Video from panel dicussion on CE on the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014 (Vienna/Austria, 27 April - 02 May 2014).

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08.05.2014

# New Publications

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Beyerl, Katharina; Maas, Achim (2014): Perspectives on Climate Engineering from Pacific Small Island States

Beyerl, Katharina; Maas, Achim (2014): Perspectives on Climate Engineering from Pacific Small Island States. Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS). Potsdam (IASS Working Paper).

"From the 21st to the 23rd of August 2013, the first “Open Discussion Workshop about Climate Engineering: Perspectives from Pacific Small Island States” took place in Suva, Fiji."

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08.05.2014

# New Publications

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Schäfer, Stefan; et al. (2014): Earth's Future in the Anthropocene: Technological Interventions between Piecemeal and Utopian Social Engineering

Schäfer, Stefan; Maas, Achim; Stelzer, Harald; Lawrence, Mark G. (2014): Earth's Future in the Anthropocene: Technological Interventions between Piecemeal and Utopian Social Engineering. (forthcoming). In Earth's Future, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1002/2013EF000190.

"We draw on Karl Popper's concepts of piecemeal and utopian social engineering to examine how different visions of societal development relate to SAI."

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07.05.2014

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WGC Blog: Olaf Corry, Open University – Climate Engineering and the Contraption Fallacy

"Antonio Gramsci’s motto was to practice pessimism of the intellect but optimism of the will. Viewing climate engineering as a megaproject would make for a more hard-headed place from which to assess its varied forms."

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07.05.2014

# New Publications

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Lefale, Penehuro Fatu (2014): Climate Engineering and Small Island States. Panacea or Catastrophe?

Lefale, Penehuro Fatu (2014): Climate Engineering and Small Island States. Panacea or Catastrophe? (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"For small islands, the emergence of climate engineering as a possible supplement to mitigation and adaptation strategies presents a political, policy, and scientific dilemma. They must engage, without delay, in the international climate engineering conversation."

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07.05.2014

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Huffington Post: A Case Against Climate Engineering

Alan Robock: "Prof. Keith has recently made a case for SRM climate engineering, but I beg to differ."

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06.05.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 19

The news review of calendar week 19 in 2014 is now available here.


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06.05.2014

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CEC14: Online Video Series

"Here, you will be able to find short interviews (3-4 min) with members of the research community on key challenges and topics of investigation in the science and governance of climate engineering."

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03.05.2014

# New Publications

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Rayner, Steve (2014): To Know or Not to Know? A Note on Ignorance as a Rhetorical Resource in Geoengineering

Rayner, Steve (2014): To Know or Not to Know? A Note on Ignorance as a Rhetorical Resource in Geoengineering Debates (CGG Working Papers, 010).

"[M]y purpose is to explore theimplications of this disagreement for the sociological study of ignorance and for some of theories and models current in the field."

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