May 2015

17.05.2015

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Still Searching Blog: Geo-Engineering the Anthropocene

"The Anthropocene thesis, as presented in the increasingly expanding body of images and texts, appears generally split between optimists and pessimists, especially when it comes to geo-engineering, the deliberate intervention in the Earthʼs natural systems to counteract climate change."

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17.05.2015

# New Publications

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Dowd, Anne-Maree; et al. (2015): Social Science Insights for the BioCCS Industry

Dowd, Anne-Maree; Rodriguez, Michelle; Jeanneret, Talia (2015): Social Science Insights for the BioCCS Industry. In Energies 8 (5), pp. 4024–4042. DOI 10.3390/en8054024.

With some discussion on CE. "Some state the key problem for bioCCS is cultural, lacking in a ‘community of support’, awareness and credibility amongst its own key stakeholders and the wider public. Therefore, the industry can benefit from the growing social science literature, drawing upon other energy and resource based industries with regard to social choice for future energy options."

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17.05.2015

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American Thinker Blog: Saving Humanity from Catastrophic Global Cooling: A Task for Geo-Engineering

"While the science is certainly interesting and important, there is no need to delay the crucial and urgent tests of geo-engineering; they involve only minor costs and little risk to the atmospheric environment."

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12.05.2015

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allAfrica: Geoengineering the Climate - a Cautionary Tale for Africa, Asia and Planet Earth

"Naomi Klein's book 'This Changes Everything' shows how climate change and the bleak future we are marching toward are inextricably bound up with unfettered capitalism. To preserve capitalist excesses, hi-tech fixes for warming - like Solar Radiation Management - may be employed that hasten the demise of large parts of Africa and Asia and the natural world."

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12.05.2015

# New Publications

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Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest?

Thorstensen, Erik (2015): Patent-holders on expert committees. Can there be a conflict of interest? In Etikk i praksis - Nordic Journal of Applied Ethics 9 (1), pp. 55–72.

Also related to CE patents. "The presence of experts holding patents and simultaneously providing policy advice on areas where they hold patents pose several normative questions. Through a comparative study of several IPCC reports, this article documents the scope of this phenomenon and discusses it with respect to a theory of conflict of interest."

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11.05.2015

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 20

The news review of calendar week 20 in 2015 is now available here.


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11.05.2015

# Media

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Brinck: ‘Solar Geoengineering’ Seen as Too Risky; Carbon Capture Gets ‘Green Light’

"Which is the riskier posture: Investing in research in order to better understand a very frightening, global-altering intervention that could be our last-ditch,“Hail Mary” to avoid the worst impacts of climate change? Or shunning the research all together, on the assumption that the technology is too terrible to ever be deployed?"

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11.05.2015

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Conversable Economist Blog: Geoengineering: Forced Upon Us?

"For me, the risks of any actual efforts at geoengineering seem too high at present. But of course, this is another way of saying that I think the risks of climate change are not immediate or severe enough to be worth the risks of geoengineering."

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11.05.2015

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Vice: Writers, Scientists, and Climate Experts Discuss How to Save the World from Climate Change

Alan Weisman, Michael Pollan, Ken Caldeira, Naomi Oreskes, David Keith, Lauren Markham on climate change and CE.

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11.05.2015

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Huffington Post: Why Climate Engineering Won't Work

"There's just one problem: It won't work. Fundamental physics tells us that the place where warming is greatest, in the Arctic, reflecting sunlight back into space has the smallest cooling effect. And it's the Arctic that is crucial for U.S. and European weather systems."

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