11.08.2013

# New Publications

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Zürn, Michael; Schäfer, Stefan (2013): The Paradox of Climate Engineering

Zürn, Michael; Schäfer, Stefan (2013): The Paradox of Climate Engineering. In Global Policy, pp. n/a. DOI 10.1111/gpol.12004.

" We find a paradox of climate engineering, which consists in the circumstance that exactly those technologies that are capable of acting fast and effectively against rising temperatures at comparatively low costs, are also the technologies that are likely to create the greatest amount of social and political conflict."

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09.08.2013

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly Jean (2013): Climate engineering: spectacle, tragedy or solution? A content analysis of news media framing

Buck, Holly Jean (2013): Climate engineering: spectacle, tragedy or solution? A content analysis of news media framing. In Chris Methmann, Delf Rothe, Benjamin Stephan (Eds.): Interpretive approaches to global climate governance. Deconstructing the greenhouse. New York: Routledge (Interventions), pp. 166–181.

Content analysis of media discourse.

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25.06.2013

# Media

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Clean Energy Project: Is it possible to filter CO2 out of ambient air? (German)

German news report of the PIK study Kriegler, Elmar; et al. (2013).

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07.06.2013

# Projects

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DFG Priority Programme: News from the Kick-off-Meeting

Summary and pictures from the Kick-off-Meeting (3./4.06. in Berlin) of the German Science Foundation (DFG) Priority Programme "Climate Engineering - Risks, Challenges, Opportunities".

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10.05.2013

# Media

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SPY Ghana: Geoengineering Africa’s Climate Change

"Geoengineering would have been more interesting, if it is artificial solution to common environmental issues, such as floods, erosions, drought, blizzards, avalanche, storms, etc. But Geoengineering is not."

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10.05.2013

# Media

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Earth Island Journal: Hack the Sky? (Debate)

Debate between Clive Hamilton ("The New Sorcerer’s Apprentices") and Ken Caldeira ("We need some Symptomatic Relief").

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03.04.2013

# Calls & events

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Round Table Discussion: Climate Engineering Governance - Different Perspectives from Around the World

23.05.2013, Potsdam/Germany

"Based on short statements about developments, challenges and problems of the governance of Climate Engineering research and possible deployment from different parts of the world the round table event gives the opportunity to discuss these issues with leading experts in normative theory, environmental ethics and philosophy, and international law."

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25.03.2013

# New Publications

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Liao, S. Matthew; et al. (2012): Human Engineering and Climate Change

Liao, S. Matthew; Sandberg, Anders; Roache, Rebecca (2012): Human Engineering and Climate Change. In: Ethics, Policy & Environment 15 (2), pp. 206–221.

"In this paper, we consider a new kind of solution to climate change, what we call human engineering, which involves biomedical modifications of humans so that they can mitigate and/or adapt to climate change."

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24.03.2013

# Media

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Alternatives Journal: Geoengineering: Do We Use The One Ring?

"Can the known risks of climate change ever outweigh the unknown risks of geo-engineering? Scientists are starting to say, well, maybe." CE compared to Lord of the Rings.

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29.01.2013

# New Publications

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Scholte, Samantha; et al. (2013): Opening up the societal debate on climate engineering: how newspaper frames are changing

Scholte, Samantha; Vasileiadou, Eleftheria; Petersen, Arthur C. (2013): Opening up the societal debate on climate engineering: how newspaper frames are changing. In: Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences, pp. 1–16. DOI 10.1080/1943815X.2012.759593

"In recent studies, it has been claimed that the debate on climate engineering technologies may be closing down prematurely, with detrimental effects on the possibility of social and ethical reflection in appraising these controversial technologies."

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