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

# Media

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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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17.11.2014

# Media

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The Independent: Can seashells save the world?

"Coccolithophores are microscopic marine plants that convert carbon dioxide into chalk. It was thought that rising C02 and more acid oceans would curb their activity. Instead they are booming – and fighting global warming."

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04.11.2014

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctor in Environmental Change, Linkoping

Deadline 03.12.2014

"The research task involves social science and/or humanistic research into new and emerging technologies related to climate change. The postdoctoral researcher will work within the Linköping University Climate Engineering Programme’ (LUCE, www.cspr.se/forskning/luce), which analyses policy, science and communication related to climate engineering (geoengineering) technologies, but the research task may also be directed towards low-carbon energy technologies."

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06.09.2014

# Media

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Smithonian: Why Environmentalists Should Keep Quiet About Geoengineering

"If it seems like there's a technological fix, people lose interest in helping"

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29.08.2014

# Media

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Ecologist: Geoengineering - the 'declaration' that never was may cause real harm

"It was a great story, writes Andrew Lockley - scientists signing up to a 'Berlin Declaration' imposing an effective 'test ban' on outdoor geoengineering experiments. Except there was no declaration, and scientists never agreed to it. The world's media got it completely wrong, yet the mud will stick - and may cause severe harm in the fight against climate change."

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26.02.2014

# New Publications

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Keller, David P.; et al. (2014): Potential climate engineering effectiveness and side effects during a high carbon dioxide-emission scenario

Keller, David P.; Feng, Ellias Y.; Oschlies, Andreas (2014): Potential climate engineering effectiveness and side effects during a high carbon dioxide-emission scenario. In Nat Comms 5. DOI 10.1038/ncomms4304.

"Our simulations suggest that the potential for these types of climate engineering to make up for failed mitigation may be very limited."

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19.12.2013

# Media

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The Carbon Brief Blog: Geoengineering's limitations: technical, social, and ethical

"With such power comes a responsibility to think about what the technical, political, and ethical implications might be. And these academics think that's a job best done right at the outset."

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17.12.2013

# Media

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WGC: Simon Nicholson: Why civil society engagement with geoengineering is crucial

Response to Huffington Post article on the Civil Society Meeting.

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02.12.2013

# Projects

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Cambridge Carbon Capture

"Cambridge Carbon Capture’s electrochemical technology generates electrical power from hydrocarbons whilst simultaneously capturing and permanent sequestering CO2 via a mineralisation reaction with Ca/Mg silicates or wastes."

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