September 2014

09.09.2014

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2014): A Critical Examination of the Climate Engineering Moral Hazard and Risk Compensation Concern

Reynolds, Jesse (2014): A Critical Examination of the Climate Engineering Moral Hazard and Risk Compensation Concern. European Consortium for Political Research General Conference. Glasgow, 9/5/2014.

Presentation manuscript. "If the goal of climate policy is to minimize climate risks, this concern should not be grounds for restricting or prohibiting climate engineering research. Three potential means for this concern to manifest in genuinely deleterious ways, as well as policy options to reduce these effects, are identified."

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09.09.2014

# New Publications

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Petersen, Arthur C. (2014): The Emergence of the Geoengineering Debate Within The IPCC (Case Study)

Petersen, Arthur C. (2014): The Emergence of the Geoengineering Debate Within The IPCC (Case Study) (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"Firstly, the IPCC has a long history of dealing with geoengineering and, secondly, the IPCC performs its assessments  without endorsing any options and being based on what is available in the primary literature. Still, there is no way to deny that the way the IPCC summarises the science does have an influence on how a particular subject is subsequently discussed in policy-making."

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08.09.2014

# Media

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The Citizen Daily: Controversial Climate Engineering

On CE in general. "Climate engineering has been on the rise in recent years as an alternative solution to deal with the issue of global warming. The rise of climate engineering is closely related to disappointment with models used to address global warming all this time."

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08.09.2014

# Calls & events

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Exhibition form the project “Images of Disaster”

"The exhibition “Von Atlantis bis heute – Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe” will display the findings of the research project “Images of Disaster”"

German exhibition in Reiss-Engelhorn-Museums Mannheim/Germany, September 7, 2014 – March 1, 2015.

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08.09.2014

# Media

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The Motley Fool: The Unbelievably Cheap $10 Billion Plan to Stop Climate Change With Airplanes

"One pioneering scientist not only thinks it's possible, but given the plan's relatively low annual price tag of just $10 billion, thinks there's a chance that a country -- or perhaps an industry or individual company -- will attempt the geoengineering project in our lifetime."

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07.09.2014

# Media

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Global Policy Journal: Geoengineering Governance – Global Governance Futures 2025 interviews Susan Chan Shifflett

"This interview was conducted for the ‘The Global Governance Futures 2025’ programme which brings together young professionals to look ahead and recommend ways to address global challenges."

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06.09.2014

# Media

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Smithonian: Why Environmentalists Should Keep Quiet About Geoengineering

"If it seems like there's a technological fix, people lose interest in helping"

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02.09.2014

# Media

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the guardian: The scientific A-Team saving the world from killer viruses, rogue AI and the paperclip apocalypse

On AI, viruses and CE. "They don't look like Guardians Of The Galaxy-style superheroes. But the founders of the Centre for the Study of Existential Risk may be all that stands between us and global catastrophe"

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01.09.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 36

The news review of calendar week 36 in 2014 is now available here.


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01.09.2014

# Media

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Environmental Research Web: ‘Moderate’ geoengineering could help temperature in all areas

Article presenting the study Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2014). "A new study shows that if only moderate solar geoengineering was deployed everyone would gain something, with all regions of the world benefiting from lower temperatures than those predicted for a high-carbon dioxide scenario without such action."

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