17.04.2016

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Inverse: When Climate Change is a National Security Issue, Geoengineering is a Disaster

"It’s hard to see how you feel good about a future in which we’re forced to fundamentally alter the planet to save it from burning and drowning – but warning about that nightmare scenario might be what it takes to kick the world’s leaders into high gear."

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02.11.2015

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Reichwein, David; et al. (2015): State Responsibility for Environmental Harm from Climate Engineering

Reichwein, David; Hubert, Anna-Maria; Irvine, Peter J.; Benduhn, François; Lawrence, Mark G. (2015): State Responsibility for Environmental Harm from Climate Engineering. In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 142–181. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504003 

"This article examines the question of international accountability of states for an increased risk of environmental harm arising from a large-scale climate intervention using SAI, and the legal consequences that would follow. Examination of the applicability of customary rules on state responsibility to SAI are useful for understanding the limitations of the existing accountability framework for climate engineering, particularly in the context of global environmental problems involving risk-risk trade-offs and large uncertainties."

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02.11.2015

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Craik, Neil (2015): International EIA Law and Geoengineering: Do Emerging Technologies Require Special Rules?

Craik, Neil (2015): International EIA Law and Geoengineering: Do Emerging Technologies Require Special Rules? In Climate Law 5 (2-4), pp. 111–141. DOI: 10.1163/18786561-00504002

"This article explores the adequacy of the international rules on environmental impact assessment to contribute to geoengineering governance, with a focus on three fundamental challenges."

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16.07.2015

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Horton, Joshua B.; Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International. (forthcoming)

Horton, Joshua B.; Reynolds, Jesse (2015): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International. (forthcoming). In International Studies Review.

"Thus we offer here an overview of the existing academic literature on the international politics of climate engineering, and a preliminary assessment of its strengths and lacunae. We trace several key themes in this corpus, including problem structure; the concern that climate engineering could undermine emissions cuts; the potentially ‘slippery slope’ of research and development; unilateral implementation; interstate conflict; militarization; rising tensions between industrialized and developing countries; and governance challenges and opportunities."

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20.04.2015

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Global Policy Journal: Towards A Collaborative Geoengineering Regime

"As geoengineering is increasingly seen as a method of limiting global warming, Jasdeep Randhawa explores ways of regulating the conduct of geoengineering experiments."

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18.04.2015

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Dalby, Simon (2015): Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics?

Dalby, Simon (2015): Geoengineering: The Next Era of Geopolitics? In Geography Compass 9 (4), pp. 190–201. DOI 10.1111/gec3.12195.

"Thinking about how to govern geoengineering before major experiments are tried unilaterally might be the key to preventing future conflicts over such practical issues as what temperature the planet ought to be. Such questions are the key to the new geopolitics of the Anthropocene, a debate to which geography in general and political geography in particular could have much to contribute."

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01.12.2014

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Huffington Post: I'm With Stupid: Fighting Man-made Disasters With Man-Made Disasters

"I just watched the movie "Snowpiercer" the other night, a film about which I'd read some good reviews, and it was pretty meh. Definitely overrated. But that's not the point. The point is that it's based on just about the least realistic premise in the history of cinema. Or is it?"

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13.09.2014

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Yale Cultural Cognition Project: Weekend update: geoengineering and the expanding confabulation frontier of the "climate communication" debate

"Despite its astonishingly long run in grounding just-so story telling about public risk perceptions and science communication (e.g., the Rasputin "bounded rationality" account of public apathy), the "climate debate" at some point has to get the benefit of an infusion of new material or else the players will ultimately die out from terminal boredom. That's the real potential, of course, of geoengineering."

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26.08.2014

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Rau, Greg H. (2014): Enhancing the Ocean’s Role in CO2 Mitigation

Rau, Greg H. (2014): Enhancing the Ocean’s Role in CO2 Mitigation. In Bill Freedman (Ed.): Global Environmental Change. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 817–824. 10.1007/978-94-007-5784-4_54

"Ways of safely enhancing or augmenting this carbon uptake and storage therefore have the potential to contribute significantly to atmospheric CO2 stabilization efforts. Various physical, chemical, biological, and hybrid strategies of increasing ocean CO2 uptake or reducing CO2 leakage have been proposed."

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23.08.2014

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Motherboard: Scientists Propose Using Lasers to Fight Global Warming From Space

"One suggested that a satellite equipped with a high-powered laser could grow clouds in the atmosphere below; the other proposed lasers that would blast greenhouse gases from orbit to effectively erase the agents of climate change."

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