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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18.08.2014

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WGC Blog: A quantitative evaluation of the public response to climate engineering: Reply to Gardner

Reply to Gardner – Guest Post – Malcolm J. Wright, Damon A.H. Teagle and Pamela M. Feetham. "Professor Meryl P. Gardner recently published a comment in this forum discussing our article on the likely public reaction to climate engineering."

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08.07.2014

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 28

The news review of calendar week 28 in 2014 is now available here.


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06.07.2014

# Media

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Wageningen University press release: Climate engineering offers little hope of mitigation

Press release for Barrett, Scott; et al. (2014). "Injecting particles into the stratosphere to shade and cool the Earth will never stop climate change. This is the shocking claim made in the July issue of Nature Climate Change by an international group of prominent scientists, including Dutchmen Marten Scheffer from Wageningen University and Aart de Zeeuw from Tilburg University."

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24.06.2014

# New Publications

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Fernow, Hannes (2014): Climate Change in the Age of Technical Reproducibility – Climate Engineering between Risk and Practice (German)

Fernow, Hannes (2014): Der Klimawandel im Zeitalter technischer Reproduzierbarkeit. Climate Engineering zwischen Risiko und Praxis. Wiesbaden: Springer. (English: Climate Change in the Age of Technical Reproducibility – Climate Engineering between Risk and Practice)

German philosophical work on CE. "Hannes Fernow interdisciplinary intruduces the topic of climate engineering. It integrates as part of a political hermeneutic philosophy of science, technology, philosophy and environmental ethics arguments in the historically established perceptions of risk and nature, and shows that the impact of technological changes in climate can not be reliably predicted."

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06.06.2014

# Media

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US news: Technology to the Planet's Rescue?

"It's time to explore whether geoengineering can reverse Antarctic ice loss."

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