22.09.2020

# New Publications

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Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA

Corbett, Charles R. (2020): "Extraordinary" and "Highly Controversial": Federal Research of Solar Geoengineering Under NEPA. (September 21, 2020). Northwestern University Law Review Online (forthcoming), Available at SSRN: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3696942.

"This Essay argues that NOAA should use its discretion to conduct a programmatic environmental assessment under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) as an initial step in complying with Congress’s mandate. Federal research into solar geoengineering is an extraordinary and highly controversial policy. The agency should carefully consider the environmental, social, and political impacts that may come with this undertaking. Further, the public deserves an opportunity to weigh in on the matter and to be appraised of its risks."

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Shrum, Trisha R.; et al. (2020): Behavioural frameworks to understand public perceptions of and risk response to carbon dioxide removal

Shrum, Trisha R.; Markowitz, Ezra; Buck, Holly; Gregory, Robin; van der Linden, Sander; Attari, Shahzeen Z.; van Boven, Leaf (2020): Behavioural frameworks to understand public perceptions of and risk response to carbon dioxide removal. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200002. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0002.

"In this paper, we review behavioural decision theory and discuss how public reactions to CDR will be different from and more complex than that implied by rational choice theory."

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22.08.2020

# Media

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Gasworld: CCSA applauds Government support for CCUS

"The Carbon Capture and Storage Association (CCSA), a trade body for the Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) industry in the UK, has welcomed the Government’s publication of its response to the CCUS Business Models consultation."

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21.07.2020

# New Publications

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Lockley, A.; Futerman, G.; Coffman, D. (2020): Geoengineering and Public Trust Doctrine

Lockley, A.; Futerman, G.; Coffman, D. (2020): Geoengineering and Public Trust Doctrine. In Carbon & Climate Law Review 14 (2), pp. 85–97. DOI: 10.21552/cclr/2020/2/4.

"We consider various types of geoengineering to protect example assets currently under PTD, finding a compelling case for action in a variety of contexts. This introduces a paradoxical situation, where it may theoretically be easier to compel states to undertake geoengineering to protect a beach, than to protect the whole planet."

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13.07.2020

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Nature: Climate urgency dampens public acceptance of carbon dioxide removal

"A new public conversation about the urgency of climate change is important for people's perceptions of CO2 removal technologies."

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09.07.2020

# New Publications

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Cox, Emily; et al. (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom

Cox, Emily; Spence, Elspeth; Pidgeon, Nick (2020): Public perceptions of carbon dioxide removal in the United States and the United Kingdom. In Nat. Clim. Chang. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-020-0823-z.

"Here we report a mixed-methods study on public perceptions of CDR in the United States and the United Kingdom, focusing on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, direct air capture and terrestrial enhanced rock weathering."

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02.06.2020

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Phys.org: The human factor limits hope of climate fixes

"New research shows that when accounting for human behavior, climate engineering leads to significant economic and social risks. In a first-of-its-kind laboratory experiment, researchers found that both rational and irrational factors in the decision to fix the climate leads to welfare losses and increased inequality."

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01.06.2020

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Gisborne Herald: What coronavirus teaches us about climate change

"A truly serious response to the climate threat will therefore come only when it is actually starting to hurt. Unfortunately, by then it will probably be too late."

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01.06.2020

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Common Dreams: Global Groups Challenge Financial Sector to 'End Its Support for Fossil Fuels and Climate Chaos' Ahead of ExxonMobil Shareholders Meeting

'Ahead of oil and gas giant ExxonMobil's virtual annual shareholders meeting Wednesday morning, scores of international climate, human rights, faith, and Indigenous groups launched the Finance Climate Challenge, calling on the global financial sector to "end its support for fossil fuels and climate chaos."'

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15.04.2020

# New Publications

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Carlisle, Daniel P.; et al. 2020: “The Public Remain Uninformed and Wary of Climate Engineering.”

Carlisle, Daniel P., Pamela M. Feetham, Malcolm J. Wright, and Damon A. H. Teagle. 2020: “The Public Remain Uninformed and Wary of Climate Engineering.” Climatic Change. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10584-020-02706-5.

"‌New quantitative measurements of public perceptions for six climate engineering approaches show that the public of the United Kingdom (UK), United States (US), Australia (AU) and New Zealand (NZ) continue to have little knowledge of climate engineering."

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