17.09.2019

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Harvard University Blog: Uncovering the Origins of False Claims in the Solar Geoengineering Discourse

"The story behind a recent news article reveals how activist groups—with the media’s help—cause misleading and false assertions to arise, persist, and spread."

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09.08.2019

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Independent: Pseudoscience is taking over social media and putting us all at risk

"The videos peddling the conspiracy theories received the highest number of views. And those spreading these conspiracy theories used terms like 'geoengineering' to make it seem like their claims had a scientific basis when, in fact, they did not."

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29.07.2019

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Colvin, R.; et al. (2019): Learning from the Climate Change Debate to Avoid Polarisation on Negative Emissions

Colvin, R.; Kemp, L.; Talberg, A.; Castella, C. de; Downie, C.; Friel, S. et al. (2019): Learning from the Climate Change Debate to Avoid Polarisation on Negative Emissions. In: Environmental Communication 28, S. 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1630463.

"This paper identifies critical lessons from the climate change experience to guide how communications and engagement on negative emissions can be conducted to encourage functional public and policy discourse. Negative emissions technologies present a significant opportunity for limiting climate change, and are likely to be necessary to keep warming below 2°C."

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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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25.03.2019

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NZZ: Wrangling about Geoengineering (German)

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10.03.2019

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Biermann, F.; et al. (2019): Rich man’s solution? Climate engineering discourses and the marginalization of the Global South

Biermann, F.; Möller, I. (2019): Rich man’s solution? Climate engineering discourses and the marginalization of the Global South. In: Int Environ Agreements 17 (1), S. 21. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-019-09431-0.

"Numerous recent studies project that ‘climate engineering’ technologies might need to play a major role in the future. Such technologies may carry major risks for developing countries that are often especially vulnerable to, and lack adaptive capacity to deal with, the impacts of such new technologies. [...] The article concludes by sketching options that developing countries may have to influence the agenda on climate engineering, reflecting on earlier attempts to increase control over novel technologies and influence global agenda setting."

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06.03.2019

# Political Papers

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Climate Engineering: 'Climate Engineering and our climate targets – an overdue debate' (German)

"New brochure of the SPP 1689. German only"

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04.03.2019

# New Publications

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Anderson, C.; et al. (2019): Natural climate solutions are not enough

Anderson, C.; DeFries, R.; Litterman, R.; Matson, P.; Nepstad, D.; Pacala, S. et al. (2019): Natural climate solutions are not enough. In: Science (New York, N.Y.) 363 (6430), S. 933–934. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaw2741.

"Stabilizing Earth's climate and limiting temperature increase to well below 2°C per the Paris Agreement requires a dramatic uptick in the rate of progress on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. [...] Some of us have contributed to among the most optimistic assessments of the potential of NCS (1), whereas others have been more pessimistic (2, 3). But one thing on which we agree, and which technical literature generally acknowledges, is that the benefits of NCS do not decrease the imperative for mitigation from the energy and industrial sectors (2, 4, 5)."

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04.02.2019

# New Publications

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Whyte, Kyle Powys (2019): Indigeneity in Geoengineering Discourses

Whyte, Kyle Powys (2019): Indigeneity in Geoengineering Discourses. Some Considerations. In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 20 (2), S. 1–19. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2018.1562529.

"Indigenous peoples are referenced at various times in communication, debates, and academic and policy discussions on geoengineering (i.e. geoengineering discourses). The discourses I have in mind focus on ethical and justice issues pertaining to some geoengineering research and (potential) implementation. The issues include concerns about potential inequalities in the distribution of environmental risks, research ethics, and abuses of social power."

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05.12.2018

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Die Debatte: Geoengineering - That was the Debate (German)

German article on CE.

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