03.03.2021

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NCAR: CCIS 2020 Webinar Series: Recordings

"Main Goals of the CCIS Webinar Series: Conceptualization of a research framework for assessing proposed climate intervention strategies: Establish shared understanding of ongoing research of climate intervention strategies in different research communities and main challenges. Reach a perspectival integration for completeness of knowledge/understanding. Identify elements of a research program, identify existing and new working groups of such a program."

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04.02.2021

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Klaus, Geraldine; et al. (2021): Effects of opinion statements on laypeople's acceptance of a climate engineering technology. Comparing the source credibility of researchers, politicians and a citizens' jury

Klaus, Geraldine; Oswald, Lisa; Ernst, Andreas; Merk, Christine (2021): Effects of opinion statements on laypeople's acceptance of a climate engineering technology. Comparing the source credibility of researchers, politicians and a citizens' jury. In JCOM 20 (01), A03. DOI: 10.22323/2.20010203.

"To examine the influence of different actors' fictitious statements about research and deployment of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI), we conducted an online survey in Germany. Participants assess researchers and a citizens' jury to be more credible than politicians. Credibility has a strong positive effect on SAI acceptance in both pro-SAI and contra-SAI conditions. Reading the statement against SAI-deployment led to significantly lower acceptance scores compared to reading the pro-statement."

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22.09.2020

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USC Dornsife: USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange and UN Foundation partner on climate change study

"The study will examine people’s responses to terms such as “adaptation,” “mitigation,” “carbon dioxide removal” and “sustainable development.”"

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05.08.2020

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Low, Sean; Honegger, Matthias (2020): A Precautionary Assessment of Systemic Projections and Promises From Sunlight Reflection and Carbon Removal Modeling

Low, Sean; Honegger, Matthias (2020): A Precautionary Assessment of Systemic Projections and Promises From Sunlight Reflection and Carbon Removal Modeling. In Risk analysis : an official publication of the Society for Risk Analysis. DOI: 10.1111/risa.13565.

"We describe how evolving modeling practices are trending toward optimized and “best‐case” projections —portraying deployment schemes that create both technically slanted and politically sanitized profiles of risk, as well as ideal objectives for CDR and SRM as mitigation‐enhancing, time‐buying mechanisms for carbon transitions or vulnerable populations."

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14.07.2020

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Kreuter, Judith; et al. (2020): Unveiling assumptions through interdisciplinary scrutiny: Observations from the German Priority Program on Climate Engineering (SPP 1689)

Kreuter, Judith; Matzner, Nils; Baatz, Christian; Keller, David P.; Markus, Till; Wittstock, Felix et al. (2020): Unveiling assumptions through interdisciplinary scrutiny: Observations from the German Priority Program on Climate Engineering (SPP 1689). In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02777-4.

"We aim to illustrate how interdisciplinary exchange helps to unveil assumptions in research endeavors and why this is important for successful interdisciplinary collaborations. We therefore follow different stages of the German Priority Program on Climate Engineering (SPP 1689), which we use as an example case of a successful interdisciplinary project. SPP 1689 focused on risks, challenges, and opportunities of Climate Engineering from the perspectives of numerous disciplines."

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18.05.2020

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Howarth, Candice; et al. 2020: “Effectively Communicating Climate Science beyond Academia: Harnessing the Heterogeneity of Climate Knowledge.”

Howarth, Candice, Laurie Parsons, and Harriet Thew. 2020: “Effectively Communicating Climate Science beyond Academia: Harnessing the Heterogeneity of Climate Knowledge.” One Earth 2 (4): 320–24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.04.001.

‌"This Primer discusses the heterogeneous manner in which climate change messaging is received by different audiences, how social scientific approaches could help to better tailor climate change messaging to this varied landscape, and how attempts to close this gap must consider the emotional and affective dimensions of climate messaging. We explore how the use of narratives can enhance effective climate science communication and emphasize the importance of evidence-based advocacy in the current era of global challenges, uncertainty, and post-truth."

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23.11.2017

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Vice: Chemtrails conspiracy theorists are sending death threats to climate scientists

"You’re a part of this mass conspiracy killing life on Earth as we know it,” one of the report’s authors Gernot Wagner told VICE News, quoting some of the hate mail he has received."

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27.06.2014

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Preston, Christopher J. (2014): Framing an ethics of climate management for the anthropocene

Preston, Christopher J. (2014): Framing an ethics of climate management for the anthropocene. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1182-4.

"The paper considers geoengineering alongside various other anthropogenic forcing activities and discusses what the climate imperative would say about each of them. On this analysis, GHG and black carbon reductions remain a priority."

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12.06.2014

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Ferraro, Angus J. (2014): Atmospheric Responses to Geoengineering in the Stratosphere

Ferraro, Angus J. (2014): Atmospheric Responses to Geoengineering in the Stratosphere. Reading. DOI 10.6084/m9.figshare.1014284.

"The first part of this thesis quantifies the stratospheric temperature response to a range of size distributions of sulphate, titania, limestone and soot aerosol. [...] The second part of this thesis uses a global climate model to investigate the dynamical response of the troposphere and the stratosphere to the radiative perturbations introduced by geoengineering aerosol."

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12.12.2012

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Bangor Daily News: Climate talks: Coasting toward disaster

Opinion: about the drastic consequences of failiur of climate talks.

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