24.06.2019

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E&E News: GEOENGINEERING. Could experiments in the sky enlarge the ozone hole?

"Countries that form a working group for the Montreal Protocol are expected to begin debating a proposal to examine the risks and benefits of geoengineering next month in Bangkok. These are solutions that might help cool an overheated planet if global efforts to reduce human-caused greenhouse gas emissions fall short."

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16.06.2019

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The Sun: STORMY OUTLOOK Plans to ‘hack Earth’s weather’ could start World War 3, panicked scientists warn

"CLIMATE change may end up causing World War 3 if individual countries start to try and save themselves by hacking the weather with a process called geoengineering."

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16.06.2019

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Futurism: How Geoengineering Could Lead to World War III

"To help protect the planet, many experts argue in favor of geoengineering, or deliberately hacking the Earth by sequestering atmospheric carbon or blocking sunlight. But while these plans may be well-intentioned, reports Business Insider, any country that pursues them without other nations’ blessings could inadvertently start a global war."

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16.06.2019

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Dailymail online: Could trying to tackle climate change lead to WAR?

"Efforts to tackle climate change with controversial 'climate-hacking' schemes could lead to devastating consequences and even war, experts have warned."

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14.06.2019

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Business Insider Deutschland: A rogue country could take planet-hacking into its own hands to alter the climate — and some experts worry it could lead to war

"Geoengineering is the process of artificially altering Earth's natural cycles. Such technologies are increasingly being discussed as potential ways to address climate change."

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07.06.2019

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Courthouse News Service: House Tackles Nat-Sec Implications of Climate Manipulation

"Injecting the stratosphere with chemicals so that humans can alter the effects of climate change sounds like a scheme from a disaster flick. But as the Earth warms and endures the effects of rising seas, temperatures and storms, the intelligence community told Congress Wednesday that scenario is just one of many ethical climate quandaries the world will face in coming years."

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03.06.2019

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YaleEnvironment360: Geoengineer the Planet? More Scientists Now Say It Must Be an Option

"Human intervention with the climate system has long been viewed as an ill-advised and risky step to slow global warming. But with carbon emissions soaring, initiatives to study and develop geoengineering technologies are gaining traction as a potential last resort."

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13.05.2019

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Grieger, Khara D.; et al. (2019): Emerging risk governance for stratospheric aerosol injection as a climate management technology

Grieger, Khara D.; Felgenhauer, Tyler; Renn, Ortwin; Wiener, Jonathan; Borsuk, Mark (2019): Emerging risk governance for stratospheric aerosol injection as a climate management technology. In Environ Syst Decis 103 (46), pp. 1–12. DOI: 10.1007/s10669-019-09730-6.

"Robust governance strategies are needed to manage the many potential benefits, risks, and uncertainties related to SAI. This perspective reviews the International Risk Governance Council (IRGC)’s guidelines for emerging risk governance (ERG) as an approach for responsible consideration of SAI, given the IRGC’s experience in governing other more conventional risks. We examine how the five steps of the IRGC’s ERG guidelines would address the complex, uncertain, and ambiguous risks presented by SAI."

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22.04.2019

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Digital Trends: Geoengineering is risky and unproven, but soon it might be necessary

"Imagine the azure blue skies of summer fading to a hazy white as light-scattering aerosols are injected into Earth’s upper atmosphere. Imagine a planet covered with giant artificial chemical sponges leeching gases out of the air that we breathe. Imagine filling the Earth’s oceans with millions of pounds of calcium bicarbonate to alter the levels of acidification."

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18.03.2019

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Wired: The Side Effects of Solar Geoengineering Could Be Minimal

"It sounds like a drastic course of action: inject stuff high into Earth’s atmosphere to reflect a little sunlight and help counteract global warming. Then again, injecting a bunch of greenhouse gas into the atmosphere and warming the planet was pretty drastic, too."

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