17.09.2019

# New Publications

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Halstead, John (2018): Stratospheric aerosol injection research and existential risk

Halstead, John (2018): Stratospheric aerosol injection research and existential risk. In Futures 102, pp. 63–77. DOI: 10.1016/j.futures.2018.03.004.

"This paper discusses whether Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) should be researched, on the controversial ethical assumption that reducing existential risk is overwhelmingly morally important. On the one hand, SAI could eliminate the environmental existential risks of climate change (arguably around a 1% chance of catastrophe), and reduce the risks of interstate conflict associated with extreme warming."

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16.09.2019

# Media

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Harvard University Blog: Funding for Solar Geoengineering from 2008 to 2018

Updated blog post. "As the visibility of solar geoengineering research grows, we thought it would be useful to provide a publicly accessible record of the solar geoengineering projects that have been funded over the past ten years."

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05.09.2019

# Political Papers

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Reynolds, J. (2019): Solar geoengineering to reduce climate change: a review of governance proposals

Reynolds, Jesse L. (2019): Solar geoengineering to reduce climate change: a review of governance proposals. In Proceedings of the Royal Society A. Mathematical, physical, and engineering sciences 475 (2229), p. 20190255. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2019.0255.

"This article reviews proposals for governing solar geoengineering. Its research may warrant dedicated governance to facilitate effectiveness and to reduce direct and socially mediated risks."

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30.08.2019

# Media

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Die Zeit Online: Everything at once (German)

German article on CE

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26.08.2019

# Media

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Phys.org: Geoengineering: 'Plan B' for the planet

"Dismissed a decade ago as far-fetched and dangerous, schemes to tame global warming by engineering the climate have migrated from the margins of policy debates towards centre stage."

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26.08.2019

# Media

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Phys.org: Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix

"Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts fear could undermine efforts to slash planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions, AFP can reveal."

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22.08.2019

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Project Syndicate: A Geoengineering Trojan Horse

"For fossil-fuel companies, the promise of geoengineering is the ideal excuse to continue with business as usual. Rather than allow the industry to continue to act in its own interest, the world must establish a strong, democratic regulatory mechanism, which includes the option to ban certain technologies outright."

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14.08.2019

# Media

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Dailymail: Could dimming the sun save the Earth?

"The plan sounds like science fiction — but could be fact within a decade; every day more than 800 giant aircraft would lift millions of tonnes of chalk dust to a height of 12 miles above the Earth's surface and then sprinkle the lot high around the stratosphere. In theory, the airborne dust would create a gigantic sunshade, reflecting some of the Sun's rays and heat back into space, dimming those that get through and so protecting Earth from the worsening ravages of climate warming."

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14.08.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Application: Gordon Research Conference: Climate Engineering

Deadline: 31. May 2020

"This conference focuses on better understanding the processes and impacts associated with radiation management. This includes processes specific to individual methods, the projected climate response and its uncertainties, and the impacts, including those in the developing world, as well as the engineering aspects and the design of research to address risk."

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29.07.2019

# Media

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de zeen: Iceberg-making submarine aims to tackle global warming by re-freezing the Arctic

"A team of designers led by Faris Rajak Kotahatuhaha proposes re-freezing sea water in the Arctic to create miniature modular icebergs using a submarine-like vessel, in a bid to combat climate change."

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