13.04.2016

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Katz, Eric; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Restoration, and the Construction of Nature

Katz, Eric; Hargrove, Eugene C. (2015): Geoengineering, Restoration, and the Construction of Nature. In Environmental Ethics 37 (4), pp. 485–498. DOI 10.5840/enviroethics201537444.

"My argument is based on my critique of the process of ecological restoration as the creation of an artifactual reality. When humanity intentionally interferes with the processes and entities of nature, we change the ontological reality of the natural world. The world becomes a garden, or a zoo, an environment that must be continually managed to meet the goals of human purposes."

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19.03.2016

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Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering

Preston, Christopher J. (Ed.) (2016): Climate Justice and Geoengineering: Rowman & Littlefield International.

"A collection of original and innovative essays that compare the justice issues raised by climate engineering to the justice issues raised by competing approaches to solving the climate problem."

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07.03.2016

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Good Magazine: Peter Singer on the COP21 Agreement and the Ethics of Climate Change

"Peter Singer is arguably one of the world’s best-known modern philosophers. Singer has been based out of Princeton University since 1999 and has a host of awards and honors to his name. [...] Singer: One possibility that’s been discussed is to engage in some form of geo-engineering to artificially cool the planet. Nobody has talked about what kind of international law foundation there would be for doing that. But [in that case] we would get more rapid discussion of geo-engineering and at least research into it to see what would work."

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02.03.2016

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Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory

Morrow, David R.; Svoboda, Toby (2016): Geoengineering and Non-Ideal Theory. In PAQ (Public Affairs Quarterly) 30 (1), pp. 83–102.

"Some acts are beyond the pale: they ought never to be done, except perhaps in the most dire emergencies. Other acts are wrong in a less stringent sense: they would never be done in an ideal world, but might be permissible in nonideal circumstances. Deliberate, large-scale modifications of earth systems to counteract or reduce the effects of climate change, known as geoengineering or climate engineering, arguably belong to one of these two types—but which one?"

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01.02.2016

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Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle

Preston, Christopher J. (2016): Climate Engineering and the Cessation Requirement. The Ethics of a Life-Cycle. In environ values 25 (1), pp. 91–107. DOI 10.3197/096327115X14497392134964.

"While this work is clearly important, the current paper considers what insights can be gleaned from considering the tail-end, that is, by using the requirement for future cessation as a criterion for any acceptable climate engineering strategy. After showing that time-limited interventions are a key part of the rhetoric of leading climate engineering advocates, the paper examines the implications of imposing a ‘cessation requirement’ on solar radiation management and carbon dioxide removal strategies."

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01.02.2016

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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

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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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