24.06.2019

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E&E News: GEOENGINEERING. Could experiments in the sky enlarge the ozone hole?

"Countries that form a working group for the Montreal Protocol are expected to begin debating a proposal to examine the risks and benefits of geoengineering next month in Bangkok. These are solutions that might help cool an overheated planet if global efforts to reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions fall short."

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29.04.2019

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The Economist: Political economy suggests that geoengineering is likely to be used

"A much warmer and more hostile climate might yet be avoided, however, through geoengineering: tinkering with climate processes to reduce the global temperature. [...] The longer climate targets are missed, the more likely geoengineering is to be used—and the more urgent it is that governments understand its tricky political economy."

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29.04.2019

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Der Standard: Historian Renn: "Which experiment do we make with the earth?" (German)

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21.04.2019

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C2G2: Recalibrating our work after the UNEA resolution

"It’s been an eventful start of 2019 for C2G2, and more broadly, for governing emerging approaches and technologies to tackle the climate crisis. Perhaps it’s time to check whether, or to what extent, recalibrating our work could be helpful to further facilitate raising awareness, increasing learning, and expanding the conversation among actors."

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07.04.2019

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C2G2: Time for the public to talk about geoengineering

"If we are to combat climate change, we need to look to other solutions, on top of cutting emissions and adapting. The third part of our overall package of solutions to climate change is geoengineering."

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01.04.2019

# New Publications

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Raimi, K.; et al. (2019): Framing of Geoengineering Affects Support for Climate Change Mitigation

Raimi, K.; Maki, A.; Dana, D.; Vandenbergh, M. (2019): Framing of Geoengineering Affects Support for Climate Change Mitigation. In: Environmental Communication 13 (3), S. 300–319. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1575258.

"The growing recognition that climate change mitigation alone will be inadequate has led scientists and policymakers to discuss climate geoengineering. An experiment with a US sample found, contrary to previous research, that reading about geoengineering did not reduce conservatives’ skepticism about the existence of anthropogenic climate change. Moreover, depending on how it is framed, geoengineering can reduce support for mitigation among both conservatives and non-conservatives."

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04.02.2019

# New Publications

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Helwegen, K.; et al. (2019): Complementing CO2 emission reduction by Geoengineering might strongly enhance future welfare

Helwegen, K.; Wieners, C.; Frank, J.; Dijkstra, H. (2019): Complementing CO2 emission reduction by Geoengineering might strongly enhance future welfare. In: Earth Syst. Dynam. Discuss., S. 1–24. DOI: 10.5194/esd-2019-5.

"We find that SRM has the potential to greatly enhance future welfare and should therefore be taken seriously as a policy option. However, if only SRM and no CO2 abatement is used, global warming is not stabilised and will exceed 2K. Therefore, even if successful, SRM cannot replace but only complement CO2 abatement. The optimal policy combines CO2 abatement and modest SRM and succeeds in keeping global warming below 2K."

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17.12.2018

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der Freitag: Fire on the horizen (German)

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17.12.2018

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The Conversation: Should we engineer the climate? A social scientist and natural scientist discuss

"Indeed, the spectre of climate engineering hung heavily over the recent United Nations climate conference in Katowice, COP24, having featured in several side events as negotiators agreed on how to implement the landmark 2015 Paris Agreement, but left many worried that it does not go far enough."

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29.11.2018

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FAZ: We are not prepared for an emergency (German)

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