The Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment is excited to be joining thousands around the world in participating in the People’s Climate March, on Saturday, April 29, 2017.
Who May Geoengineer: Self-defense, Civil Disobedience, and Revolution (Part Two) – Patrick Taylor Smith
Can geoengineering by a victim, low-emitting state meet the requirements necessary to be justified as civil disobedience?
The ‘Lomborg gambit’ and why the allure of solar geoengineering must be resisted by the Paris negotiators – Prof John Shepherd CBE FRS and Andy Parker
Nothing we know about solar geoengineering should distract you from the task of agreeing deep and binding cuts in CO2 emissions, and effective support for adaptation to climate change. Ignore the siren calls of anyone who attempts another ‘Lomborg gambit’ by dangling solar geoengineering as an alternative to emissions cuts, and get on and agree the climate deal that we – and the planet – so desperately need.
Climate scientists have begun to calculate how we are doing on the 2C goal, and the math is a little frightening. Not only do we have little wiggle room in terms of how much carbon we can emit to have any certainty of staying under this limit, but it will be global actions in the next two decades that determine our fate.
In a brief phone chat recorded by the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment as part of a new series, Dr. Daniel…
The Climate Engineering Conference 2014 (CEC14) was the largest geoengineering meeting to date, bringing over 350 people together in Berlin in August 2014. The most prominent controversy at CEC14 was the introduction of a document – the “Berlin Declaration” –that those attending could choose to support. The document, drafted by representatives of the Oxford Geoengineering Programme, suggested some steps forward for governing solar geoengineering research. The story of the response to this document and its eventual withdrawal should hold interest for anyone concerned with the governance of emerging technologies or openness in science policy
In the coming weeks, I’ll be studying whether or not NGOs will release new statements about climate engineering in light of last week’s National Academy of Sciences National Research Council reports on the topic.
Reactions from some North American civil society organizations to the release of the reports.
A lot of press coverage of the reports and the event marking their release. We did a nice thing and rounded up the major pieces.
Transparency promises to help level the informational playing field so that parties can develop and share their informed opinions on the issue, and to signal the goodwill necessary to carry out a number of difficult but necessary conversations.