01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering

Stelzer, Harald; Schuppert, Fabian (2016): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-Sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 69–90. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134928.

"When it comes to assessing the deontic status of acts and policies in the context of risk and uncertainty, moral theories are often at a loss. In this paper we hope to show that employing a multi-dimensional consequentialist framework provides ethical guidance for decision-making in complex situations."

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01.02.2016

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Svoboda, Toby (2016): Aerosol Geoengineering Deployment and Fairness

Svoboda, Toby (2016): Aerosol Geoengineering Deployment and Fairness. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 51–68. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134883.

"If deployed, aerosol geoengineering (AG) could involve unfairness to both present and future parties."

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01.02.2016

# New Publications

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Baatz, Christian; et al. (2016): The Ethics of Engineering the Climate

Baatz, Christian; Heyward, Clare; Stelzer, Harald (2016): The Ethics of Engineering the Climate. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 1–5. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134766.

Intro to special issue in Environmental Values. "This Special Issue seeks to deepen the debate and begin what we might call the ‘second wave’ of ethical debate on climate engineering."

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03.12.2015

# Media

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Policy Innovations: Short-term Goodies versus Long-term Harm: The Ethical Dilemmas of Climate Change

Interview with Stephen Gardiner and a few questions on CE. "While the world's scientists, policymakers, and members of civil society get ready for the Paris climate conference (COP21) taking place this and next week, I wondered: Will any philosophers be invited to participate in the talks?"

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26.11.2015

# New Publications

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Hope, Mat (2015): Impact assessment. Geoengineering challenges

Hope, Mat (2015): Impact assessment. Geoengineering challenges. In Nature Climate change 5 (12), p. 1027. DOI: 10.1038/nclimate2886 

"Geoengineering is moving from modelling to field experiments, with potentially significant environmental, social and ethical impacts. Impact assessments are normally undertaken to determine the risks of such activities. But new research suggests international law is currently insufficiently tailored to the particular assessment challenges posed by geoengineering"

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27.10.2015

# New Publications

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Heyen, Daniel; et al. (2015): Regional disparities in SRM impacts. The challenge of diverging preferences

Heyen, Daniel; Wiertz, Thilo; Irvine, Peter James (2015): Regional disparities in SRM impacts. The challenge of diverging preferences. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1526-8 

"We challenge this strong change-is-bad assumption by showing that diverging preferences are not only plausible, but may also have the potential to substantially alter assessments of regional disparities. We argue that current assessments yield little information on the ethical and political implications of SRM and that diverging preferences should receive more attention. Promising directions for future inquiry include bridging gaps to the general climate impact research and to research on the social implications of environmental change."

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21.04.2015

# New Publications

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Markowitz, Ezra M.; et al. (2015): Climate ethics at a multidisciplinary crossroads: four directions for future scholarship

Markowitz, Ezra M.; Grasso, Marco; Jamieson, Dale (2015): Climate ethics at a multidisciplinary crossroads: four directions for future scholarship. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-015-1404-4.

"Here, we identify four directions for near-future climate ethics research that we believe are both in need of further examination and likely to be of interest to a diverse coalition of decision-makers working “on the ground”: geoengineering; scope of ethical consideration; responsibility of actors; and, hazards, vulnerabilities and impacts."

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30.03.2015

# New Publications

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Di Paola, Marcello (2015): Virtues for the Anthropocene

Di Paola, Marcello (2015): Virtues for the Anthropocene. In: environ values 24 (2), S. 183–207.

"The paper discusses some difficulties that life in Anthropocene poses to our ethical thinking. It describes the sort of ethical task that individuals find themselves confronting when dealing with the planetary environmental quandaries that characterise the new epoch."

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14.03.2015

# Media

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the guardian: Where’s the justice in geoengineering?

"As geoengineering researchers gather for a conference in Cambridge, Duncan McLaren draws lessons from ethics and science fiction to make a case for caution."

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20.10.2014

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Opportunity: Global Energy Systems, Decision-making, and Climate

"We are seeking an outstanding postdoctoral researchers who can lead scientific or technical research projects that can contribute substantively to facilitating a transition to a global near-zero emission energy economy. We also seek to improve understanding of other strategies that could potentially be applied to reduce climate damage (e.g., adaptation, solar geoengineering)."

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