July 2018

30.07.2018

# New Publications

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Beck, Silke; et al. (2018): The politics of anticipation. The IPCC and the negative emissions technologies experience

Beck, Silke; Mahony, Martin (2018): The politics of anticipation. The IPCC and the negative emissions technologies experience. In: Glob. Sustain. 1, S. 979. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2018.7.

"In the post-Paris political landscape, the relationship between science and politics is changing. We discuss what this means for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), using recent controversies over negative emissions technologies (NETs) as a window into the fraught politics of producing policy-relevant pathways and scenarios. We suggest that pathways and scenarios have a ‘world-making’ power, potentially shaping the world in their own image and creating new political realities. Assessment bodies like the IPCC need to reflect on this power, and the implications of changing political contexts, in new ways."

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30.07.2018

# Calls & events

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Job at Waldron

No Deadline

"The Foundation’s Conservation and Science Program is seeking a Climate Program Officer to manage and oversee its portfolio of work on bioenergy and carbon dioxide removal. In this newly created position that will join a team working on climate change, you will have an exciting opportunity to help shape and guide the trajectory of the Foundation’s work in the climate space."

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30.07.2018

# Media

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brand eins: "Maybe it is utter madness" (German)

German article on CE.

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30.07.2018

# Media

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Science für the People: Geoengineering

"From Barack Obama’s science advisor to the current Republican House Science Committee, the large-scale manipulation of the climate to mitigate global warming–geoengineering, for short–has gained a hearing in the halls of government. For their part, billionaire tycoons such as Bill Gates and Richard Branson champion their own role to drive geoengineering innovation."

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29.07.2018

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MIT Technology Review: How one climate scientist combats threats and misinformation from chemtrail conspiracists

"The basic idea behind the technology they’re studying, known as solar geoengineering, is that spraying certain particles into the stratosphere could reflect enough heat back into space to offset some level of global warming. But the move from lab research to atmospheric experiments has sparked controversy."

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29.07.2018

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Huffpost: The King Of Climate Fiction Makes The Left’s Case For Geoengineering

"Kim Stanley Robinson’s most recent novel imagines a world rocked by a catastrophic rise in sea levels more than a century from now. But in the weeks after a historic heat wave roasted much of the planet, the lauded science fiction writer’s concerns about geoengineering feel much more pressing."

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29.07.2018

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Business Insider Deutschland: A megalomaniac plan shows the bad situation of earth (German)

German article on CE.

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26.07.2018

# New Publications

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Wolovick, Michael J.; et al. (2018): Stopping the Flood. Could We Use Targeted Geoengineering to Mitigate Sea Level Rise?

Wolovick, Michael J.; Moore, John C. (2018): Stopping the Flood. Could We Use Targeted Geoengineering to Mitigate Sea Level Rise? In: The Cryosphere Discuss., S. 1–20. DOI: 10.5194/tc-2018-95.

"Here, we use a suite of coupled ice–ocean flowband simulations to explore whether targeted geoengineering using an artificial sill or artificial ice rises could counter a collapse. Successful interventions occur when the floating ice shelf regrounds on the pinning points, increasing buttressing and reducing ice flux across the grounding line. Regrounding is more likely with a continuous sill that is able to block warm water transport to the grounding line."

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26.07.2018

# Media

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JACOBIN: The Need for Carbon Removal

"But given what we know about climate change in 2018, it’s not enough to protest against dystopian versions of carbon removal. Too much warming is already locked in. We need a radically utopian way of removing carbon."

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25.07.2018

# New Publications

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Neuber, Frederike (2017): Buying Time with Climate Engineering? An analysis of the buying time framing in favor of climate engineering

Neuber, Frederike (2017): Buying Time with Climate Engineering? An analysis of the buying time framing in favor of climate engineering. DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000084294

"Can climate engineering help provide more time for an ambitious mitigation program? And if so, is a buying time deployment of climate engineering morally acceptable? The work at hand means to thoroughly scrutinize this specific argument of the climate engineering discourse – the buying time argument (BT-argument). The point of departure of this research is the notion that climate engineering (CE) is not inherently morally wrong. The guiding question is: Is there a possible buying time deployment of a climate engineering technology absent any general moral constraints?"

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