April 2015

13.04.2015

# New Publications

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Lin, Albert (2015): The Missing Pieces of Geoengineering Research Governance. (forthcoming)

Lin, Albert (2015): The Missing Pieces of Geoengineering Research Governance. (forthcoming). In Minn. L. Rev. (Minnesota Law Review).

"This Article proposes an ongoing programmatic technology assessment to analyze the physical and systemic risks associated with geoengineering research, prioritization of research into techniques involving lesser risks, and establishment of safeguards against such risks"

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13.04.2015

# Media

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Game: Ascent - The Space Game: Geoengineering Device Terraforming

A game including CE and terraforming technologies. Trailer: "Time lapse made up of in-game screen shots of a planet being terraformed by a Small Geoengineering Device"

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13.04.2015

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Video: A Geoengineering fictional video

No references or attributions. "This video is a work of fiction. Audiences are advised not to confuse it with real life incidents."

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13.04.2015

# New Publications

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Korhonen, Hannele; Partanen, Antti-Ilari (2014): Cloud Brightening and Climate Change

Korhonen, Hannele; Partanen, Antti-Ilari (2014): Cloud Brightening and Climate Change. In Bill Freedman (Ed.): Global Environmental Change. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 777–782.

"While climate models suggest that cloud brightening might be able to offset at least some of the predicted global warming, large uncertainties remain related to the efficiency as well as to the environmental and regional climate impacts of the method."

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11.04.2015

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the guardian: Can volcanoes tackle climate change?

"Two hundred years ago a volcanic eruption cooled the Earth. Could it help us tackle global warming today?"

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10.04.2015

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BBC Radio: High Explosive: The Tambora Story

Linked to SRM. "On its 200th anniversary, the story of far and away the worst volcanic eruption in the record of human history. The Mount Tambora event, in Indonesia, killed tens of thousands in the immediate vicinity."

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10.04.2015

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Daily Kos: You Must Not Question the Invisible Hand

"Humans are builders. It sets us apart from the Aardvarks, even if we'll never get in front of them in the encyclopedia. When a problem presents itself, we makes plans to build."

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10.04.2015

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Confessions of a Supply-Side Liberal Blog: On the National Research Council’s Geoengineering Report

"The big news is that the scientists on the committee reject the idea that we should avoid research into geoengineering for fear that such research is part of a slippery slope."

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10.04.2015

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Responsible Business: ‘Climate intervention’ strategies unlikely to work

"Attempts to curb climate change by capturing carbon underground or geo-engineering to help the Earth better reflect incoming sunlight are nowhere near ready for use, a US panel of scientists has said."

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08.04.2015

# New Publications

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Symons, Jonathan; Karlsson, Rasmus (2014): Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint

Symons, Jonathan; Karlsson, Rasmus (2014): Green political theory in a climate-changed world: between innovation and restraint. In Environmental Politics 24 (2), pp. 173–192. DOI 10.1080/09644016.2015.1008252.

"The implications for Green political theory of the international community’s failure to avert dangerous warming are evaluated. An emerging conflict is identified between the Green-romantic value of restraint and the Green-rationalist value of protection, between a desire to preserve biotic systems and a distrust of scientific solutions to problems that are intrinsically social."

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