02.03.2016

# New Publications

0 Comments

Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory

Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory. In PAQ (Public Affairs Quarterly) 30 (1), pp. 83–102.

"Some acts are beyond the pale: they ought never to be done, except perhaps in the most dire emergencies. Other acts are wrong in a less stringent sense: they would never be done in an ideal world, but might be permissible in nonideal circumstances. Deliberate, large-scale modifications of earth systems to counteract or reduce the effects of climate change, known as geoengineering or climate engineering, arguably belong to one of these two types—but which one?"

Link


Read more »

01.02.2016

# New Publications

0 Comments

Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle

Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 91–107. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134964.

"While this work is clearly important, the current paper considers what insights can be gleaned from considering the tail-end, that is, by using the requirement for future cessation as a criterion for any acceptable climate engineering strategy. After showing that time-limited interventions are a key part of the rhetoric of leading climate engineering advocates, the paper examines the implications of imposing a ‘cessation requirement’ on solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal strategies."

Link


Read more »

01.02.2016

# New Publications

0 Comments

Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering

Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 69–90. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134928.

"When it comes to assessing the deontic status of acts and policies in the context of risk and uncertainty, moral theories are often at a loss. In this paper we hope to show that employing a multi-dimensional consequentialist framework provides ethical guidance for decision-making in complex situations."

Link


Read more »

01.02.2016

# New Publications

0 Comments

Svoboda, Toby (2016): Aerosol Geoengineering Deployment and Fairness

Svoboda, Toby (2016): Aerosol Geoengineering Deployment and Fairness. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 51–68. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134883.

"If deployed, aerosol geoengineering (AG) could involve unfairness to both present and future parties."

Link


Read more »

01.02.2016

# New Publications

0 Comments

Baatz, Christian; et al. (2016): The Ethics of Engineering the Climate

Baatz, Christian; Heyward, Clare; Stelzer, Harald (2016): The Ethics of Engineering the Climate. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 1–5. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134766.

Intro to special issue in Environmental Values. "This Special Issue seeks to deepen the debate and begin what we might call the ‘second wave’ of ethical debate on climate engineering."

Link


Read more »

29.10.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Galarraga, Maialen (2015): The Making of a World. Climate Engineering as Creation

Galarraga, Maialen (2015): The Making of a World. Climate Engineering as Creation. In Charlotte Du Cann, Paul Kingsnorth, Tom Simth, Steve Wheeler (Eds.): Technê. Lancashire: Bracketpress (Dark Mountain, 8), pp. 1–9.

"This creativity is always new and always unique, and there is no repetition to it: each society establishes a unique imaginary world and there is no articulation of a society that is given once and for all. However, modern societies have a tendency to think of technê as if it were nature - something that always occures in the same way. This misreading is what leaves modern societies unable to account for creative technê, and insensitive to different articulations of worlds."

Link


Read more »

12.10.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Meyer, Kirsten; Uhle, Christian (2015): Geoengineering and the Accusation of Hubris

Meyer, Kirsten; Uhle, Christian (2015): Geoengineering and the Accusation of Hubris (THESys Discussion Paper, 2015-3).

"This paper analyses the concept of hubris. It then argues that referring to this concept does indeed add an important perspective to an evaluation of the various proposals for geoengineering."

Link


Read more »

03.09.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Svoboda, Toby; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Agent-Regret, and the Lesser of Two Evils Argument

Svoboda, Toby; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Agent-Regret, and the Lesser of Two Evils Argument. In Environmental Ethics 37 (2), pp. 207–220. DOI: 10.5840/enviroethics201537218 

"According to the “Lesser of Two Evils Argument,” deployment of solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering in a climate emergency would be morally justified because it likely would be the best option available."

Link


Read more »

18.08.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Dalby, S. (2015): Anthropocene Formations: Environmental Security, Geopolitics and Disaster

Dalby, S. (2015): Anthropocene Formations: Environmental Security, Geopolitics and Disaster. In Theory, Culture & Society. DOI 10.1177/0263276415598629.

"Disasters such as the Fukushima nuclear meltdowns and potentially disastrous plans to geoengineer the climate in coming decades highlight that the human environment is being remade in the Anthropocene. Humanity is now a geological actor, not just a biological one, and that insight, captured in the term Anthropocene, changes understandings of both security and environment in social thought, requiring a focus on production of environments rather than their protection. Disasters help clarify this key point and its significance for considering geosocial formations."

Link


Read more »

18.08.2015

# New Publications

0 Comments

Malm, Andreas (2015): Socialism of barbecue, war communism or geoengineering. Some thoughts on choices in a time of emergency

Malm, Andreas (2015): Socialism of barbecue, war communism or geoengineering. Some thoughts on choices in a time of emergency. In Kajsa Borgnäs, Teppo Eskelinen, Johanna Perkiö, Rikard Warlenius (Eds.): The politics of ecosocialism. Transforming welfare. Balsingstoke: Routledge (Routledge explorations in environmental studies), pp. 180–194.

Book chapter on CE. "There is that nagging feeling that a fleet of aeroplanes packed with sulphur is a far more likely scenario than a special Ministry for a Transition to a Low-Carbon Future."

Link


Read more »