27.08.2018

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Toolbox: Geoengineering: Possible Treatment for Climate Change

"Rising temperatures around the globe have triggered a boom in potential man-made solutions designed to help decelerate climate change."

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23.08.2018

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Matzner, N.; et al. (2018): Verantwortungsvoll das Klima manipulieren? Unsicherheit und Verantwortung im Diskurs um Climate Engineering

Matzner, N.; Barben, D. (2018): Verantwortungsvoll das Klima manipulieren? Unsicherheit und Verantwortung im Diskurs um Climate Engineering. In Nina Janich, Lisa Rhein (Eds.): Unsicherheit als Herausforderung für die Wissenschaft. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 143–178.

"In this article, we will conduct a discourse analysis of “uncertainty” and “responsibility” in five discourse arenas – i.e., science, policy, science-policy interface, NGOs and think tanks – showing how articulations of uncertainty and responsibility vary between as well as within arenas. We will conclude that neither “uncertainty” nor “responsibility” provide any clear guidance on how to deal with CE and global warming but that, instead, one has to comprehend how divergent aspects of uncertainty and responsibility are articulated and framed such that they constitute competing approaches to governing CE and global warming."

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22.08.2018

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Oschlies, A. (2018): Bewertung von Modellqualität und Unsicherheiten in der Klimamodellierung

Oschlies, A. (2018): Bewertung von Modellqualität und Unsicherheiten in der Klimamodellierung. In: Janich N.; Rhein L. (Hg.): Unsicherheit als Herausforderung für die Wissenschaft: Peter Lang D. DOI: 10.3726/b14379

"The chapter discusses sources of uncertainties in climate models and their possible impacts on the model results. The three criteria “adequacy”, “consistency” and “representativeness” are suggested for a comprehensive assessment of the quality of climate models. The fit to data determines the models representativeness. For many climate variables, such as precipitation, cloudiness and the climate sensitivity, this has not significantly improved from the second-to-last to the last assessment report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)."

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03.08.2018

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The Economist: The world is losing the war against climate change

"The world is not short of ideas to realise the Paris goal. Around 70 countries or regions, responsible for one-fifth of all emissions, now price carbon. Technologists beaver away on sturdier grids, zero-carbon steel, even carbon-negative cement, whose production absorbs more CO{-2} than it releases. All these efforts and more—including research into “solar geoengineering” to reflect sunlight back into space—should be redoubled."

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03.08.2018

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Zeit Online: Greenhouse gases reach new record value (German)

German article on CE.

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01.08.2018

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The Atlantic: A Radical New Scheme to Prevent Catastrophic Sea-Level Rise

"Geo-engineering, its most enthusiastic advocates will tell you, isn’t only possible. It’s already happening. We know, they say, because we’re doing it—we just call it global warming."

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