Phone chat: Tracy Hester on NETs and regional climate engineering

Michael Thompson of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment speaks with Tracy Hester, University of Houston Law Center, about Negative Emissions Technologies, the idea of regional climate engineering and the reasons why the legal community needs to be paying attention to climate engineering sooner rather than later.

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Ensuring That We Hear the Voices of the Vulnerable: Toward a Human Rights-Based Approach to Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage – Wil Burns

How could individuals and groups that might be adversely impacted by BECCS deployment seek to protect their interests, and encourage strategies that can ameliorate associated risks? One approach would be to invoke human rights interests.

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Larsen C: Climate Engineering and Polar Ice Melt

This week, the Larsen C ice shelf broke away from Antarctica, setting a one trillion ton iceberg afloat in the Wedell Sea. While this event was natural and expected, scientists predict further calving events as temperatures rise, potentially unleashing several feet of sea level rise. We asked members of our Board of Advisors and other experts: Could proposed solar climate engineering technologies prevent or slow Arctic and Antarctic ice melt?

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