21.07.2015

# New Publications

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Pellizzoni, Luigi (2015): Ontological politics in a disposable world. The new mastery of nature

Pellizzoni, Luigi (2015): Ontological politics in a disposable world. The new mastery of nature. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited. ISBN 9781472434968

Social theory book linked to CE. "The New Mastery of Nature reveals the need for new critical frameworks and oppositional practices, to challenge the rationality of government that lies behind these developments: a rationality that thrives on indeterminacy and an account of materiality as comprised of fluid, ever-changing states, simultaneously agential and pliable, to which social theory increasingly subscribes without questioning enough its underpinnings and implications."

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14.06.2015

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Wong, Pak-Hang (2015): Consenting to Geoengineering

Wong, Pak-Hang (2015): Consenting to Geoengineering. In Philos. Technol. DOI 10.1007/s13347-015-0203-1.

"This article offers a theoretical reflection on different conceptions of consent and their place(s) in geoengineering governance. More specifically, I discuss three models of consent, i.e. explicit consent, implied consent and hypothetical consent, and assess their applicability to geoengineering governance."

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02.04.2015

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Curvelo, Paula (2015): Geoengineering dreams

Curvelo, Paula (2015): Geoengineering dreams. In: Angela Guimaraes Pereira und Silvio Funtowicz (Hg.): Science, Philosophy and Sustainability. The End of the Cartesian dream. Hoboken: Taylor and Francis (Routledge Explorations in Sustainability and Governance), S. 114–132.

"In fact, as we will see next, the attempt to untangle the abiguities associated with the term through the identification of this key characteristics  of geoengineering action generates even more obscurity in an already clouded field."

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15.09.2014

# New Publications

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Stuart, G. S.; et al. (2013): Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications

Stuart, G. S.; Stevens, R. G.; Partanen, A.-I.; Jenkins, A. K. L.; Korhonen, H.; Forster, P. M. et al. (2013): Reduced efficacy of marine cloud brightening geoengineering due to in-plume aerosol coagulation: parameterization and global implications. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. 13 (20), pp. 10385–10396. DOI: 10.5194/acp-13-10385-2013.

On marine cloud brightening. "We explore the evolution of these sea-salt plumes using a multi-shelled Gaussian plume model with size-resolved aerosol coagulation. We determine how the final number of particles depends on meteorological conditions, including wind speed and boundary-layer stability, as well as the emission rate and size distribution of aerosol emitted."

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29.05.2014

# New Publications

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Galaz, Victor (2014): Global environmental governance, technology and politics

Galaz, Victor (2014): Global environmental governance, technology and politics. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

With chapter 5 on CE. "In a truly novel way, Galaz moves governance research to the very front of sustainability science and resilience thinking."

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29.05.2014

# New Publications

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Carr, Wylie A.; et al. (2014): Swimming upstream: Engaging the American public early on climate engineering

Carr, Wylie A.; Yung, Laurie; Preston, Christopher J. (2014): Swimming upstream: Engaging the American public early on climate engineering. In Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists 70 (3), pp. 38–48. DOI 10.1177/0096340214531180.

"The public is ready to discuss climate engineering. Are American scientists and decision makers ready to reciprocate?"

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28.05.2014

# Media

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Yale Blog: On the Ethics of Climate Engineering

"In my essay, I assess Gardiner’s argument, and others like his. I argue that Gardiner’s description of climate engineering as a “tarnishing evil,” which would be a “reckless, callous, and shallow” response to one of humanity’s most fundamental challenges, is misguided."

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23.05.2014

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Scientific American: Glacial Melt Pours Iron into Ocean, Seeding Algal Blooms

"The iron fertilizer from glacier melt may help feed plankton blooms that, in turn, suck carbon dioxide out of the sky. [...] Call it natural geoengineering."

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22.05.2014

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The Carbon Brief Blog: It’s a bit like a tree: How comparing geoengineering to the natural world bolsters support

Response to Corner, Adam; Pidgeon, Nick (2014). "Because geoengineering is a relatively new idea, researchers talking about it have to find ways to explain what it is."

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14.04.2014

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The Royal Society - In Verba: New kid on the block: geoengineering and the IPCC

"The past few months represent an important step forward for our understanding of climate change, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) publishing two eagerly-awaited contributions to its Fifth Assessment Report. With the third and final thematic report launched yesterday, one distinction between this set of reports and their 2007 predecessors is clear: the conspicuousness of geoengineering."

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