April 2015

23.04.2015

# New Publications

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Stilgoe, Jack (2015): Geoengineering as Collective Experimentation

Stilgoe, Jack (2015): Geoengineering as Collective Experimentation. In Science and Engineering Ethics. DOI 10.1007/s11948-015-9646-0.

"Geoengineering would seem to be an archetype of technology as social experiment, blurring lines that separate research from deployment and scientific knowledge from technological artefacts. Looking into the experimental systems of geoengineering, we can see the negotiation of what is known and unknown."

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22.04.2015

# Media

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Reuters: Five quick fixes to global warming and why we probably shouldn’t try them

"The techniques are big and brash; they are also very risky and in no way ready for prime time. Despite being untested, and their consequences unknown, discussing such strategies has become less taboo of late, thanks, in part, to an increased sense of urgency to find short-term solutions."

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22.04.2015

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Discovery News: Earth Day, Plan B: Five Bold Geoengineering Plans

On Earth Day and EGU Assembly. "Just last week, more than 11,000 scientists gathered at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly to discuss, among other things, the perils of atmospheric engineering."

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22.04.2015

# New Publications

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Nicholson, Simon; Thompson, Micheal (2015): Strange Bedfellows: Climate Engineering Politics in the United States

Nicholson, Simon; Thompson, Micheal (2015): Strange Bedfellows: Climate Engineering Politics in the United States (Geoengineering Our Climate? Working Paper and Opinion Article Series).

"When it comes to climate engineering, though, (and we use the term “climate engineering” in its broadest sense here, to refer to the full potential set of greenhouse gas removal and albedo modification technologies, since this wide usage best reflects the muddied state of the conversation in the United States), the picture is a good deal more complicated."

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22.04.2015

# New Publications

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Weisenstein, D. K.; Keith, D. W. (2015): Solar geoengineering using solid aerosol in the stratosphere

Weisenstein, D. K.; Keith, D. W. (2015): Solar geoengineering using solid aerosol in the stratosphere. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. 15 (8), pp. 11799–11851. DOI 10.5194/acpd-15-11799-2015.

"Solid aerosols that are coated with sulfate and/or have formed aggregates may have very different scattering properties and chemical behavior than do uncoated non-aggregated monomers. We use a two-dimensional chemical transport model to capture the dynamics of interacting solid and liquid aerosols in the stratosphere."

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21.04.2015

# New Publications

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Markowitz, Ezra M.; et al. (2015): Climate ethics at a multidisciplinary crossroads: four directions for future scholarship

Markowitz, Ezra M.; Grasso, Marco; Jamieson, Dale (2015): Climate ethics at a multidisciplinary crossroads: four directions for future scholarship. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1404-4.

"Here, we identify four directions for near-future climate ethics research that we believe are both in need of further examination and likely to be of interest to a diverse coalition of decision-makers working “on the ground”: geoengineering; scope of ethical consideration; responsibility of actors; and, hazards, vulnerabilities and impacts."

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20.04.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 17

The news review of calendar week 17 in 2015 is now available here.


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20.04.2015

# Media

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Global Policy Journal: Towards A Collaborative Geoengineering Regime

"As geoengineering is increasingly seen as a method of limiting global warming, Jasdeep Randhawa explores ways of regulating the conduct of geoengineering experiments."

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20.04.2015

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Der Standard: Geoengineering: Experts warn of global side effects (German)

Austrian newspaper article on the CE sessions at the EGU General Assembly in Vienna.

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20.04.2015

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Finnish Meteorological Institute: Solar radiation management – last resort for mitigating future climate change?

Press release. "As a result, more sunlight would reflect back to space before reaching the planet's surface, and thus the surface would cool. Could SRM be a useful method to mitigate global warming?"

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