October 2015

05.10.2015

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NickQuon Blog: Cultural Analysis of Geoengineering

"In this post I will culturally analyze an articles I have found online. The article originates from The Washington Post, and is written by Brad Plumer. Plumer writes out his questions from an interview he conducts with climate scientist, David Keith, on the matter of geoengineering."

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05.10.2015

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etc Group: Time to Wave the White Flag for a Failed Techno-Fix?

"The Volkswagen scandal is a warning that the Fossil Majors can’t be trusted to control GHG emissions"

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05.10.2015

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The Economist: Brightening the clouds

Interview with Oliver Morton on his new book.

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05.10.2015

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Motherboard: The Next $20 Million XPrize Will Go to the Machine that Turns Carbon Into Cash

"The next $20 million XPrize will be awarded to whomever can master technology that transforms carbon emissions from a planet-warming pollutant into a salable commodity. XPrize, the nonprofit whose chief aim is “to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity,” and whose past innovation contests have included a $30 million program to put a privately funded robot on the moon, is turning to the energy space."

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05.10.2015

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Long, Jane C. S. (2015): Geoengineering: Journey into geopoetry

Long, Jane C. S. (2015): Geoengineering: Journey into geopoetry. In Nature 526 (7571), pp. 38–39. DOI: 10.1038/526038a 

Review of Morton, Oliver (2015). "Oliver Morton, briefings editor at The Economist, starts by asking: do you think climate change is a problem, and the energy system easy to change? Using this dialectic, he explores the thesis that the climate crisis cannot be solved, but could be managed."

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05.10.2015

# New Publications

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Martindale, L. (2015): Understanding humans in the Anthropocene. Finding answers in geoengineering and Transition Towns

Martindale, L. (2015): Understanding humans in the Anthropocene. Finding answers in geoengineering and Transition Towns. In Environment and Planning D: Society and Space. DOI: 10.1177/0263775815604914 

"This paper argues that the approaches to global environmental change engendered by conventional environmental discourse have undermined the radical connotations of the Anthropocene. [...] Using this experimental perspective, this paper offers the creative example of how Transition Towns may become concordant with local geoengineering practices."

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01.10.2015

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Irish Times: Could cloud brightening be Earth’s last chance?

"A project aims to manipulate cloud formations in order to combat climate change. The naysayers are lining up, but the group argues there are few viable options left"

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01.10.2015

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The Energy Collective: The Problematic Governance of Climate Engineering

"Deployment of climate engineering faces formidable and perhaps insurmountable governance challenges, even if it looks technically feasible.  This prospect should reinforce efforts to reduce emissions. "

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01.10.2015

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Peel, Jacqueline (2015): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in relation to Climate Change

Peel, Jacqueline (2015): The Practice of Shared Responsibility in relation to Climate Change (SHARES Research Paper, 71).

Paper on shared responsibility and climate change including some comments on CE. "In the future, similar prospects of shared responsibility might be raised by geoengineering projects (or from another perspective, large-scale adaptation measures such as seawalls), which are jointly undertaken and/or funded by several states or international organisations. For example, failure of a solar radiation management project, such as deployment of a large array of reflective mirrors in space, could result in substantial physical and other damage, leading to responsibility claims against the states involved."

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01.10.2015

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Böttcher, Miranda; et al. (2015): Scenarios on Stratospheric Albedo Modification Deployment in 2030. Workshop Report

Böttcher, Miranda; Gabriel, Johannes; Harnisch, Sebastian (2015): Scenarios on Stratospheric Albedo Modification Deployment in 2030. Workshop Report. Priority Programme 1689 of the German Research Foundation DFG.

"The goal of this SPP 1689 scenario project was to develop a first appraisal of what effects a high-risk climate intervention technology such as SAM could have on the dynamics of international relations. More concretely, it aimed to develop scenarios regarding “Political decision-making on stratospheric albedo modification deployment in 2030” to examine under which conditions states could opt for SAM deployment."

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