February 2015

25.02.2015

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Good Magazina: A Plan to Save the Earth That Might Kill Us All

"At the outset, the committee repeated that the best way to take on climate change was the standard, unsexy fare we’re accustomed to hearing. “It is the Committee's assessment that there is no substitute for dramatic reductions in emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change,” wrote the prestigious group."

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25.02.2015

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Washington Post: You can change the minds of climate change skeptics. Here’s how

Author writing about his article: Kahan, D. M.; et al. (2015). "In this study, my collaborators Hank Jenkins-Smith, Tor Tarantola, Carol Silva, Donald Braman and I examined how information about geoengineering might counteract the impact of cultural cognition. Cultural cognition refers to the tendency of individuals to selectively credit all manner of information — from logical arguments to empirical data; from expert opinion to their own sense impressions — in patterns that support their values."

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25.02.2015

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truthout: Should We Experiment With Climate Geoengineering?

"But the call for experimentation and research - and for federal government funding for it - is pervasive, loud and clear. And worrisome."

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25.02.2015

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Foley, Rider W.; et al. (2015): Toward the Anticipatory Governance of Geoengineering

Foley, Rider W.; Guston, David H.; Sarewitz, Daniel (2015): Toward the Anticipatory Governance of Geoengineering (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"This chapter aims to describe what we call “anticipatory governance,” which refers most directly to building the capacity to manage emerging technologies while such management is still possible. We test this concept on geoengineering, a set of emerging technologies and techniques."

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25.02.2015

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Slate: Some Climate Engineering Ideas Are Insane. This One Isn’t

"If it works, sucking excess carbon dioxide from the air could result in net negative global carbon emissions by the end of the century, and likely provide our best hope for returning concentrations to pre-industrial levels in our lifetimes. If it works."

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24.02.2015

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New York Times: Fighting Back Against Climate Change

Letters to the Editor regarding “The Risks of Climate Engineering” (Op-Ed, Feb. 12).

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24.02.2015

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Bellamy, Rob; Lezaun, Javier (2015): A Review of Deliberative Public Engagements with Climate Geoengineering

Bellamy, Rob; Lezaun, Javier (2015): A Review of Deliberative Public Engagements with Climate Geoengineering (CGG Working Papers, 19).

"We describe the initial framing of geoengineering as a tractable deliberative object, and subsequent attempts to ‘unframe’ the issue by placing it within broader discursive fields."

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24.02.2015

# New Publications

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Markusson, Nils; Wong, Pak-Hang (2015): Geoengineering Governance, the Linear Model of Innovation, and the Accompanying Geoengineering Approach

Markusson, Nils; Wong, Pak-Hang (2015): Geoengineering Governance, the Linear Model of Innovation, and the Accompanying Geoengineering Approach (CGG Working Papers, 20).

"This paper aims to address the lack of critique of the linear model in geoengineering governance discourse, and to illustrate different considerations for a geoengineering governance framework that is not based on a linear model of technology innovation. Finally, we set to explore a particular approach to geoengineering governance based on Peter-Paul Verbeek’s notion of ‘technology accompaniment’."

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24.02.2015

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Tech Gen Mag: Can geoengineering save humanity from climate change?

"Leading scientists are researching climate change geoengineering fertilizers which would help carbon-consuming ocean plants grow and flourish. They are also researching machines that would attract and devour greenhouse gases already in the air, and even the possibility of an aerosol spray that could reflect more sunlight back into space. If it sounds too crazy to be true, you’re not alone in your opinion."

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24.02.2015

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Artefact: Climate engineering: Can we techno-fix our mistakes?

"However, with the science behind climate engineering currently remaining untested and still in its early stages, many are also concerned at its possible side effects, or how it could be used to distract from the issue of curbing emissions."

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