08.10.2018

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AllAfrica: As Climate Risks Rise, Scientists Call for Rules On Solar Engineering

"London — Technologies to reflect some of the sun's rays away from Earth, as a way to cool future runaway climate change, are moving closer to becoming a reality, and rules are needed now to govern them, scientists and other experts said on Monday."

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08.10.2018

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Thomas Reuters Foundation News: Scientists champion forests as 'unsung hero' of climate action

"The natural processes by which forests suck in and store carbon help reduce levels of planet-warming carbon dioxide in the atmosphere - and forests also underpin key parts of the world's economy, the scientists said."

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07.10.2018

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CarbonBrief: World must act quickly to govern solar geoengineering, report says

"The idea of solar geoengineering – a set of hypothetical technologies that would lower global warming by reflecting sunlight away from Earth – cannot be “wished away nor delegated to technicians”, according to the group."

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03.10.2018

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Harvard University Blog: Designer Climates?

"When I first started working on this topic in 2008 as Alan Robock's Ph.D. student, I had no idea how to answer these questions, but I knew they were important. I had seen his 2008 study, which showed how solar geoengineering could negatively impact the Indian and East Asian monsoon, which supplies water to literally billions of people. I too was concerned about winners and losers in solar geoengineering and the potential for conflict over optimizing the climate."

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25.09.2018

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Harvard University Blog: Debating Solar Geoengineering on the Kialo Visual Reasoning Platform

"Solar geoengineering poses many possibilities but comes with a whole range of complex considerations. Debates on the topic, especially online, are often messy and governed by emotions. In this blogpost, we introduce recent work on a visual reasoning platform called Kialo to help represent the multiple considerations in a reasoned way."

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10.09.2018

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Der Standard: Ten ideas for a green turn

German article on CE.

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07.09.2018

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C2G2: Hot cities & geoengineering governance

"The past month has once again seen more all-time temperature records being set across the planet and for those living in cities and urban areas, the issue of extreme heat is becoming an uncomfortably hot topic. With the majority of the world’s population now urban dwellers, it’s an issue that city and national governments globally are having to urgently address."

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03.09.2018

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The Atlantic Podcast: Should We Dim the Skies to Save the World?

"In Season Two of the podcast Crazy/Genius, we’re exploring five radical ideas to save the world. Solar geo-engineering has a rather unique combination of radicalness and world-saving potential. So, in our first episode, produced by Kasia Mychajlowycz and Patricia Yacob, we dive deep into its origins in volcanology and explain its clear benefits and myriad risks to humanity."

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27.08.2018

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Flegal, J. A. (2018): The Evidentiary Politics of the Geoengineering Imaginary

Flegal, J. A. (2018): The Evidentiary Politics of the Geoengineering Imaginary. UC Berkeley. ProQuest ID: Flegal_berkeley_0028E_17917. Merritt ID: ark:/13030/m5353h0c. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4887x5kh

"This dissertation investigates the ways in which societies are coming to know and govern solar geoengineering. The question at the heart of this dissertation is not whether solar geoengineering will succeed, or even whether it should, but rather what makes it --- and its governance --- imaginable. To this end, the bulk of this dissertation aimed to analyze the co-production of the evidence --- and governance assumptions --- for a sociotechnical system that does not yet exist."

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