17.07.2015

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Project Syndicate: The Paris Climate-Change Spectacular

"There, the global public will be presented with a narrative premised on two unproven forms of “geoengineering,” proponents of which seek to manipulate the planetary system. The effort that will receive the greatest amount of attention is bio-energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS)."

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17.07.2015

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PBS Newshour: A cheap but dangerous global warming fix

"Economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with David Keith to better understand solar geoengineering and its potential geopolitical and economic effects. Tune in tonight to watch Making Sen$e’s segment on the economic consequences of climate change. The text of the following conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity and length."

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16.07.2015

# New Publications

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Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Solar Climate Engineering Field Research. (forthcoming)

Reynolds, Jesse (2015): An Economic Analysis of Liability and Compensation for Harm from Large-Scale Solar Climate Engineering Field Research. (forthcoming). In Climate Law.

"This article offers an economic analysis of the possible interrelated roles of rules, liability, and compensation in the future international regulation of large-scale solar climate engineering field research. Notably, the benefits, risks, and incentives of climate engineering research are unlike typical risky activities, including other development risks."

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16.07.2015

# New Publications

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Horton, Joshua B.; Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International. (forthcoming)

Horton, Joshua B.; Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International. (forthcoming). In International Studies Review.

"Thus we offer here an overview of the existing academic literature on the international politics of climate engineering, and a preliminary assessment of its strengths and lacunae. We trace several key themes in this corpus, including problem structure; the concern that climate engineering could undermine emissions cuts; the potentially ‘slippery slope’ of research and development; unilateral implementation; interstate conflict; militarization; rising tensions between industrialized and developing countries; and governance challenges and opportunities."

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16.07.2015

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The Center For Carbon Removal: What climate scientists talk about when they talk about carbon removal

"Last week, around 2,000 climate experts gathered at the Our Common Future Under Climate Change Conference hosted by a consortium of NGOs in advance of the upcoming UN COP21 climate negotiations. The idea of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to create “negative emissions” was a hot topic of conversation at the Conference. Below, I’ve summarized my key takeaways about what scientists were saying about carbon removal at the Conference:"

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16.07.2015

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Agrar Zeitung: Technological Interventions are no Option

German agricultural newspapter article on CE.

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15.07.2015

# Projects

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Schäfer, Stefan; et al. (2015): Removing Greenhouse Gases from the Atmosphere and Reflecting Sunlight away from Earth (EuTRACE)

Schäfer, Stefan; Lawrence, Mark G.; Stelzer, Harald; Born, Wanda; Low, Sean (2015): Removing Greenhouse Gases from the Atmosphere and Reflecting Sunlight away from Earth. The European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering (EuTRACE). Potsdam.

"The project EuTRACE (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering) was funded from June 2012 through September 2014 by the EU as a Coordination and Support Action (CSA) in the 7th Framework Programme (FP7). EuTRACE brought together a consortium of 14 partner institutions that worked together to compile this assessment report. Consortium members represented various disciplines with expertise on the topic of climate engineering. This assessment report is the main result of the project."

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15.07.2015

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EuTRACE press release

"Though it is imprudent to expect climate engineering techniques to play a significant role in climate policy in the next several decades, it is sensible to continue to investigate climate engineering techniques to understand their potential in the second half of this century and beyond, states the EuTRACE report (European Transdisciplinary Assessment of Climate Engineering), as well as to understand what kinds of effects they would then have on societies and the environment."

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15.07.2015

# New Publications

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Creutzig, Felix (2014): Economic and ecological views on climate change mitigation with bioenergy and negative emissions

Creutzig, Felix (2014): Economic and ecological views on climate change mitigation with bioenergy and negative emissions. In GCB Bioenergy, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1111/gcbb.12235.

"I conclude that land-based mitigation strategies remain highly speculative; a constant iteration between synoptic integrated assessment models and more particularistic and fine-grained approaches is a crucial precondition for capturing complex dynamics and biophysical constraints that are essential for comprehensive assessments."

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15.07.2015

# New Publications

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Factor, Simon (2015): The Experimental Economy of Geoengineering

Factor, Simon (2015): The Experimental Economy of Geoengineering. In Journal of Cultural Economy, pp. 1–16. DOI 10.1080/17530350.2015.1039459.

"To grasp what is at stake in such questions, this paper traces out the marginal history of ocean geoengineering, its correlative ‘green’ economy, and through the deployment of algae as an inventive world-remaking device, their co-formation of the earth as a site of unbounded experimentation – of what I call experiment earth. My argument here is that such methods of geoengineering inject disturbances into the algae-ocean-earth system that do not seek control, but to elicit surprise and explicate the mechanisms of the complex permutations of their unpredictability, where new forms of knowledge and value are created not through the application of preconceived ideas or a process of commensuration, but through the harnessing of anticipation and the generation of surprise."

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