06.04.2021

# New Publications

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Peacock, Kent A. (2021): As Much as Possible, as Soon As Possible: Getting Negative About Emissions

Peacock, Kent A. (2021): As Much as Possible, as Soon As Possible: Getting Negative About Emissions. In Ethics, Policy & Environment. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2021.1904497.

"This paper is a report on the viability, both technical and ethical, of negative emissions technologies (NETs) in climate change mitigation."

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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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04.01.2021

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The Hill: Geoengineering must stay peaceful

"However, if the moral and ethical frame of geoengineering should shift from one of global benevolence where all stakeholders have a voice and international law applies, to one of national security and international law is dismissed, a climate arms race becomes more likely."

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14.09.2020

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Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States

Morton, Evvan V. (2020): Reframing the Climate Change Problem: Evaluating the Political, Technological, and Ethical Management of Carbon Dioxide Emissions in the United States. Doctoral Dissertation. Arizona State University. Available online at https://repository.asu.edu/items/57290.

"Although research also confirms that negative emission technologies (NETs) are necessary to stay within 1.5-2°C of global warming, this dissertation proposes that the climate change problem has been ineffectively communicated to suggest that CO2 emissions reduction is the only solution to climate change."

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17.08.2020

# New Publications

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Gardiner, Stephen M.; et al. (2020): The Ethics of “Geoengineering” the Global Climate. Justice, Legitimacy and Governance

Gardiner, Stephen M.; McKinnon, Catriona; Fragnière, Augustin (2020): The Ethics of “Geoengineering” the Global Climate. Justice, Legitimacy and Governance: Routledge.

"[...] this book gathers contributions from leading voices and rising stars in political philosophy to respond. It is essential reading for anyone puzzled about how geoengineering might promote or thwart the ends of justice in a dramatically changing world."

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10.08.2020

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Clean Technica: Harvard Profs Plan Geoengineering Experiment, Igniting Ethics Debate

"Keith is working with Frank Keutsch, a professor of atmospheric chemistry, to determine what the effect of that rock dust might be."

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08.08.2020

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Geographical: Engineering the climate: the controversial science that could cool our atmosphere

"Katie Burton explores the practicalities and ethics of geoengineering, the controversial science that could quickly cool the atmosphere. Is it the last ditch climate solution that nobody wants? Or are appetites for geoengineering solutions growing with our warming climate?"

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20.07.2020

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NHPR: Outside/In: Is Geoengineering Crazy Enough To Work, Or Just Plain Crazy?

"Ever since the threat of climate change was first made public, scientists have offered the possibility of a get-out-of-jail-free card: geoengineering. Reducing emissions is hard, so why not just engineer the Earth's atmosphere more to our liking?  Decades later, the science of geoengineering is still in its infancy, but a growing number of researchers are trying to change that. Should they?"

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10.06.2020

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Imperial College London: Countries must work together on CO2 removal to avoid dangerous climate change

"The Paris Agreement lays out national quotas on CO2 emissions but not removal, and that must be urgently addressed, say the authors of a new study."

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10.06.2020

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Pozo, Carlos; et al. (2020): Equity in allocating carbon dioxide removal quotas

Pozo, Carlos; Galán-Martín, Ángel; Reiner, David M.; Mac Dowell, Niall; Guillén-Gosálbez, Gonzalo (2020): Equity in allocating carbon dioxide removal quotas. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0802-4.

"Drawing on existing equity frameworks, we allocate CDR quotas globally according to Responsibility, Capability and Equality principles. These quotas are then assessed in the European Union context by accounting for domestic national capacity of a portfolio of CDR options, including bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, reforestation and direct air capture. We find that quotas vary greatly across principles, from 33 to 325 GtCO2 allocated to the European Union, and, due to biophysical limits, only a handful of countries could meet their quotas acting individually. These results support strengthening cross-border cooperation while highlighting the need to urgently deploy CDR options to mitigate the risk of failing to meet the climate targets equitably."

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