August 2014

19.08.2014

# Media

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Motherboard: The Royal Society Proposes First Framework for Climate Engineering Experiments

"The Royal Society of London, the world's oldest scientific publisher, has unveiled a proposal to create the first serious framework for future geoengineering experiments."

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19.08.2014

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rbb radio: Is "climate engineering" reasonable?

German radio broadcast by Radio Berlin Brandenburg.

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19.08.2014

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future earth blog: Assessing geoengineering: a technical fix too far?

"Geoengineering is raising more issues for the social sciences than the physical sciences."

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18.08.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 34

The news review of calendar week 34 in 2014 is now available here.


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18.08.2014

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Geo-engineering Blog: Seven Ocean Fertilization Strategies

"Buoyant, long-­lasting flakes can release nutrients slowly, avoiding nutrients waste and allowing balanced marine ecosystems to develop over a period of about one year. The flakes can be blown from ships’ holds to cover large ocean surfaces."

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18.08.2014

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CBC radio: David Keith on geoengineering

"Harvard scientist David Keith on why, despite the risks, we must investigate shooting particles of sulphate into the stratosphere, to combat climate change."

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18.08.2014

# New Publications

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Varga, Somogy (2014): Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Habermasian Reflections on Moral Constraints

Varga, Somogy (2014): Fiat Justitia, Ruat Caelum. Habermasian Reflections on Moral Constraints. In Ethics, Policy & Environment 17 (2), pp. 153–156. DOI 10.1080/21550085.2014.926076.

Response to Morrow, David R. (2014). "[...] I want to argue that such 'absolute' interpretations cannot be easily set aside. Although I cannot provide a full defense of the account that I propose, the hope is it will become plausible that it is plausible that it is possible to provide defensible 'absolute' interpretations of the moral constrains that do not support using SRM to iprove humanity's risk profile."

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18.08.2014

# New Publications

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Kalf, Wouter F. (2014): Why Solar Radiation Management is (Much) More Likely to be Morally Permissible

Kalf, Wouter F. (2014): Why Solar Radiation Management is (Much) More Likely to be Morally Permissible. In Ethics, Policy & Environment 17 (2), pp. 150–152. DOI 10.1080/21550085.2014.926075.

Response to Morrow, David R. (2014). "This raises the following question, wich I take to be at the heart of Morrow's paper: 'what consequences do Doing and Allowing and [DDE] have for Risk profile?'"

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18.08.2014

# New Publications

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Berkey, Brian (2014): State Action, State Policy, and the Doing/Allowing Distinction

Berkey, Brian (2014): State Action, State Policy, and the Doing/Allowing Distinction. In Ethics, Policy & Environment 17 (2), pp. 147–149. DOI 10.1080/21550085.2014.926074.

Response to Morrow, David R. (2014). "On his view, the moral significance of the doing/allowing distinction entails that the improven in the overall risk provile would have to be very large in order for state deployment of SRM to be permissible, since SRM would involve the state in doing harm to some, while refusing to deploy it would involve the state in merely allowing harm to befall others as a result of climate change."

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18.08.2014

# New Publications

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Smith, Patrick Taylor (2014): Redirecting Threats, the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing, and the Special Wrongness of Solar Radiation Management

Smith, Patrick Taylor (2014): Redirecting Threats, the Doctrine of Doing and Allowing, and the Special Wrongness of Solar Radiation Management. In Ethics, Policy & Environment 17 (2), pp. 143–146. DOI 10.1080/21550085.2014.926073.

Response to Morrow, David R. (2014). "My responso to Morrow's thought-provoking paper makes two points. First, SRM is more plausibly conceeived of as a redirection, which is not a doing on Morrow's view. Secons, SRM as redirection provieds a strong foundation for the particularly high justificatory burden SRM must meet, regardless of wether the continuation of our current emissions behavior is a doing or an allowing."

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