26.04.2021

# New Publications

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Winsberg, Eric (2021): A Modest Defense of Geoengineering Research: a Case Study in the Cost of Learning

Winsberg, Eric (2021): A Modest Defense of Geoengineering Research: a Case Study in the Cost of Learning. In Philos. Technol. DOI: 10.1007/s13347-021-00452-9.

"I use the case study of SRM to develop a framework, based on a theorem by I.J. Good, for thinking about the benefits and costs of acquiring new evidence and for thinking about the conditions under which new evidence could be harmful. I argue that the expected benefits of supporting public research in SRM technologies outweigh the expected costs and harms."

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01.11.2019

# Media

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Blog post by Prakash Kashwan on the Forum for CE Assessment: Should geoengineering be considered a global public good?

"“Geoengineering to be regulated as a public good” – this is the first among the five key “Oxford Principles” for the governance of geoengineering. However, ‘public goods’ means very different things to different audiences. Climate scientists, social scientists, economists, the general public, policymakers: all may carry quite different understandings of what it means to look at something as a public good."

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31.03.2014

# Political Papers

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ETC Group: Briefing: The IPCC’s AR5 & Geoengineering

"A Briefing for Delegates March/April 2014"

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27.09.2013

# Media

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the guardian: Why has geoengineering been legitimised by the IPCC?

"This morning's publication of the IPCC's summary for policymakers tells a familiar and gloomy story of the science of climate change. The big surprise is the decision to mention the controversial idea of geoengineering."

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26.09.2013

# Media

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Whydah Newsletter: Governance of Geoengineering - A personal view

By Andrew Lockley. "Climate change is here to stay. Principally due to the heat capacity of the oceans, we feel the effect of past emissions. Meanwhile, emissions continue, and there’s still a rush to build carbon-spewing plants and vehicles."

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31.12.2012

# Calls & events

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SRMGI Workshop: African Involvement in Solar Geoengineering

14.01.2013, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

"[A] half day workshop held in conjunction with the 24th Colloquium of African Geology (CAG24). The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and SRMGI will be co-convening this workshop"

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