03.09.2021

# New Publications

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Wenger, Ariane; et al. (2021): Public perception and acceptance of negative emission technologies – framing effects in Switzerland

Wenger, Ariane; Stauffacher, Michael; Dallo, Irina (2021): Public perception and acceptance of negative emission technologies – framing effects in Switzerland. In Climatic Change 167 (3-4), p. 533. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03150-9.

"Limiting global warming to 1.5 °C requires negative emission technologies (NETs), which remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and permanently store it to offset unavoidable emissions. [...] In 2019, Switzerland adopted a net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 target, which will require the use of NETs. To examine the current Swiss public perception and acceptance of five different NETs, we conducted an online survey with Swiss citizens (N = 693). By using a between-subjects design, we investigated differences in public opinion, perception, and acceptance across three of the most used frames in the scientific literature — technological fix, moral hazard, and climate emergency."

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22.07.2021

# New Publications

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Carlisle, Daniel P.; et al. (2021): Public engagement with emerging technologies: Does reflective thinking affect survey responses?

Carlisle, Daniel P.; Feetham, Pamela M.; Wright, Malcolm J.; Teagle, Damon A. H. (2021): Public engagement with emerging technologies: Does reflective thinking affect survey responses? In Public understanding of science (Bristol, England), 9636625211029438. DOI: 10.1177/09636625211029438.

"We examine whether encouraging participants to engage in more reflective thinking affects their perceptions of emerging climate technologies."

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29.06.2021

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Environmental Health News: Reader response: Opponents of geoengineering misunderstand humanity’s choices

""Without some kind of prompt geoengineering action, climate change will accelerate the damage we are already seeing.""

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28.06.2021

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Bloomberg Green: Fear of Geoengineering Is Really Anxiety About Cutting Carbon

"Research into unproven technofixes isn’t a replacement for eliminating emissions, even if the debate over geoengineering is stuck on that concern."

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21.06.2021

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The Hill: A dangerous distraction: Increasing climate risk with solar geoengineering

"Such projects are controversial, in science and non-science circles, for three main reasons."

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10.06.2021

# New Publications

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Corbett, Charles (2020): Chemtrails and Solar Geoengineers: Governing Online Conspiracy Theory Misinformation

Corbett, Charles (2020): Chemtrails and Solar Geoengineers: Governing Online Conspiracy Theory Misinformation. In Missouri Law Review 85 (3). Available online at https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol85/iss3/5.

"This Article assesses legal obstacles to regulating chemtrail misinformation and proposes responses that work within prevailing norms and laws governing online speech."

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12.04.2021

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The New Political: OPINION: Democrats Discuss — Geoengineering: Hail Mary or heresy?

"In the absence of action from governments, some scientists and leaders are researching and proposing the route of geoengineering. Geoengineering is not a new subject, but it has become increasingly present in climate and scientific circles."

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06.04.2021

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The Harvard Crimson: SEAS Researchers Postpone Test Flight for Controversial Geoengineering Project To Block Sun

"Harvard researchers announced Wednesday they will postpone a test flight for a controversial environmental engineering project — the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment — after pushback from an Indigenous peoples’ group in Sweden."

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05.04.2021

# New Publications

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Raimi, Kaitlin T. (2021): Public Perceptions of Geoengineering

Raimi, Kaitlin T. (2021): Public Perceptions of Geoengineering. In Current Opinion in Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.03.012.

"In the face of unrelenting climate change and insufficient mitigation, experts are increasingly considering using geoengineering—carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SRM)—to manipulate the Earth’s climate. So far, most laypeople are unaware of geoengineering and many are resistant to these technologies when told about them. A growing literature finds that these initial reactions are tied to psychological traits, beliefs, and identities including trust in the actors involved, political and social identities, beliefs about tampering with the natural world, and perceived tradeoffs between geoengineering and alternative approaches. Finally, given the lack of existing knowledge of geoengineering, public acceptance is highly susceptible to how these technologies are framed, offering both risks and opportunities for climate communication."

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30.03.2021

# Media

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C2GTalk: An interview with Saleemul Huq: How can the most vulnerable have a say in governing climate-altering approaches?

"His greatest concern is that decisions that have repercussions for the most vulnerable will be taken without them having a chance to take part in the discussion, so it is extremely important that climate vulnerable nations have a say when decisions are taken regarding climate-altering approaches, including carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification."

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