27.05.2018

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Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2018): Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”. Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation

Gannon, Kate Elizabeth; Hulme, Mike (2018): Geoengineering at the “Edge of the World”. Exploring perceptions of ocean fertilisation through the Haida Salmon Restoration Corporation. In Geo: Geography and Environment 5 (1), e00054. DOI: 10.1002/geo2.54.

"More broadly, the controversy illustrated long‐standing arguments about the desirability and feasibility of ocean fertilisation as a geoengineering response to the threat of anthropogenic climate change. Using the HSRC case, this paper reports a novel situated study of public perceptions of geoengineering that combines ethnographic engagement with Q‐methodology."

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01.11.2017

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Tingley, Dustin; Wagner, Gernot (2017): Solar geoengineering and the chemtrails conspiracy on social media

Tingley, Dustin; Wagner, Gernot (2017): Solar geoengineering and the chemtrails conspiracy on social media. In Palgrave Commun. 3 (1), p. 211. DOI: 10.1057/s41599-017-0014-3.

"But unlike scientific discourse, a majority of online discussion focuses on the so-called chemtrails conspiracy theory, the widely debunked idea that airplanes are spraying a toxic mix of chemicals through contrails, with supposed goals ranging from weather to mind control. This paper presents the results of a nationally representative 1000-subject poll part of the 36,000-subject 2016 Cooperative Congressional Election Study (CCES), and an analysis of the universe of social media mentions of geoengineering."

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05.03.2017

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Minx, Jan C.; et al. (2017): Fast growing research on negative emissions

Minx, Jan C.; Lamb, William F.; Callaghan, Max W.; Bornmann, Lutz; Fuss, Sabine (2017): Fast growing research on negative emissions. In Environ. Res. Lett. 12 (3), p. 35007. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa5ee5

"In this paper we use scientometric methods and topic modelling to identify and characterize the available evidence on NETs as recorded in the Web of Science. We find that the development of the literature on NETs has started later than for climate change as a whole, but proceeds more quickly by now. A total number of about 2900 studies have accumulated between 1991 and 2016 with almost 500 new publications in 2016."

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17.01.2017

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Curvelo, Paula; Guimarães Pereira, Ângela (2016): Geoengineering: Reflections on Current Debates

Curvelo, Paula; Guimarães Pereira, Ângela (2016): Geoengineering: Reflections on Current Debates. In: Ana Delgado (Hg.): Technoscience and Citizenship. Ethics and Governance in the Digital Society, Bd. 17. Cham: Springer Verlag (The International Library of Ethics, Law and Technology), S. 163–184.

"In this paper we propose to investigate the current debates on geoengineering, here considered as an illustrative metaphor of particular technoscientific promises and ‘techno-fix’ narratives that are emerging in our society."

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09.10.2016

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Fairbrother, Malcolm (2016): Geoengineering, moral hazard, and trust in climate science. Evidence from a survey experiment in Britain

Fairbrother, Malcolm (2016): Geoengineering, moral hazard, and trust in climate science. Evidence from a survey experiment in Britain. In Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1818-7.

"This paper presents the results of survey experiments testing whether hearing about solar radiation management (SRM) affects people’s support for taxing polluting energy and/or their trust in climate science. For a nationally representative sample of respondents in Britain, I found that receiving a brief introduction to SRM had no impact on most people’s willingness to pay taxes, nor on their trust in climate science."

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06.10.2016

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Burns, Elizabeth T.; et al. (2016): What do people think when they think about solar geoengineering? A review of empirical social science literature, and prospects for future reseach

Burns, Elizabeth T.; Flegal, Jane A.; Keith, David W.; Mahajan, Aseem; Tingley, Dustin; Wagner, Gernot (2016): What do people think when they think about solar geoengineering? A review of empirical social science literature, and prospects for future research. In Earth’s Future, n/a‐n/a. DOI 10.1002/2016EF000461.

"In reflecting on the past decade of research, we review around thirty studies investigating public familiarity with, and views about, solar geoengineering. A number of recurring patterns emerge: (1) general unfamiliarity with geoengineering among publics; (2) the importance of artifice versus naturalness; (3) some conditional support for certain kinds of research; and (4) nuanced findings on the ‘moral hazard’ and ‘reverse moral hazard’ hypotheses, with empirical support for each appearing under different circumstances and populations."

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01.06.2016

# New Publications

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Elliott, Kevin C. (2016): Climate Geoengineering

Elliott, Kevin C. (2016): Climate Geoengineering. In Sven Ove Hansson, Gertrude Hirsch Hadorn (Eds.): Argumentative turn in policy analysis. Reasoning about uncertainty, vol. 10. [S.l.]: Springer (Logic, Argumentation & Reasoning), pp. 305–324.

"Instead, debates about climate geoengineering incorporate a wide variety of issues that can be fruitfully addressed using argumentative analysis. These include conceptual questions about how to characterize and frame the decision problem; ethical questions about the values and principles that should guide decision makers; and procedural questions about how to make decisions about climate geoengineering in a fair, legitimate manner."

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08.06.2015

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Kreuter; Judith (2015): Technofix, Plan B or Ultima Ratio? A Review of the Social Science Literature on Climate Engineering Technologies

Kreuter; Judith (2015): Technofix, Plan B or Ultima Ratio? A Review of the Social Science Literature on Climate Engineering Technologies. Oxford University, Institute of Science, Innovation and Society (Occasional Paper Series, 2).

"The aim of this paper is to discover which representations of climate engineering (CE) are considered most salient, and how they are approached. The author argues that the understanding of climate engineering as (part of) a solution to the political problem of climate change is the dominant frame in the discourse on the issue."

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01.05.2015

# New Publications

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Harnisch, Sebastian; et al. (2015): From ‘Go Slow’ to ‘Gung Ho’? Climate Engineering Discourses in the UK, the US, and Germany

Harnisch, Sebastian; Uther, Stephanie; Böttcher, Miranda (2015): From ‘Go Slow’ to ‘Gung Ho’? Climate Engineering Discourses in the UK, the US, and Germany. In Global Environmental Politics 15 (2), pp. 57–78. DOI 10.1162/GLEP_a_00298.

"To show the process of legitimacy formation of CE research, we traced the development of argumentatvie structures in national discourses by means of qualitative and quantitative structures in national discourses by means of qualitative and quantitative case studies. We complemented arguments previously identified in CE literature and identified key actors connected by their joint utilization of certain arguments and narratives."

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20.04.2015

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Finnish Meteorological Institute: Solar radiation management – last resort for mitigating future climate change?

Press release. "As a result, more sunlight would reflect back to space before reaching the planet's surface, and thus the surface would cool. Could SRM be a useful method to mitigate global warming?"

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