08.02.2021

# New Publications

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Watt, Robert (2021): The fantasy of carbon offsetting

Watt, Robert (2021): The fantasy of carbon offsetting. In Environmental Politics, pp. 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2021.1877063.

"Carbon offsetting has been beset by problems and failures, and relies on the mobilisation of supportive discourses and knowledge-claims to retain a sense of credibility. Psycho-analytical ideology critique can help explain how these processes interact with questions of subjectivity. Analysis of interviews with carbon offset market practitioners suggests that identification with carbon offsetting is only partial, and that it is sustained through disavowal, through trust in the authority of the Other, and through desire for carbon offsetting’s unrealisable promises."

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27.10.2020

# New Publications

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Converse, Benjamin A.; et al. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering

Converse, Benjamin A.; Hancock, Patrick I.; Klotz, Leidy E.; Clarens, Andres F.; Adams, Gabrielle S. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering. In The American psychologist. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000656.

"The field of psychological science should prepare to help society responsibly consider climate engineering alongside more conventional climate-change responses. This article lays out some initial questions and issues a call to action. It aims to provide common ground for a conversation between climatologists, policymakers, psychological scientists, and members of the public on the important behavioral touchpoints of climate engineering."

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29.01.2014

# New Publications

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Seidel, Dian J.; et al. (2014): Detection limits of albedo changes induced by climate engineering

Seidel, Dian J.; Feingold, Graham; Jacobson, Andrew R.; Loeb, Norman (2014): Detection limits of albedo changes induced by climate engineering. In Nature Climate change 4 (2), pp. 93–98. DOI 10.1038/nclimate2076.

"We show that satellite observations permit detection of large increases, but interannual variability overwhelms the maximum conceivable albedo increases for some schemes."

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19.11.2012

# Media

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Texas Enterprise: Climate Engineering May Be the Key to Fighting Global Warming

"J. Eric Bickel, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Cockrell School of Engineering’s Graduate Program in Operations Research (Department of Mechanical Engineering), discussed findings from his research into climate engineering during a Nov. 1 Energy Symposium lecture on the University of Texas Campus. "

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23.04.2012

# Calls & events

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Job: PhD Biochar and soil greenhouse gas emissions

Deadline 18.05.2012

PhD position ‘Biochar and soil greenhouse gas emissions’ "In a three-years study funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation you will study the effects of biochar amendment on soil borne GHG emissions both in lysimeter and field experiments."

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