What has social science research on the public perception of climate engineering done? And what can it do? – Holly Jean Buck

The potentially useful role of social studies in evaluating climate engineering deserves further consideration. The stakes of not understanding and communicating with all the parts of society are higher than ever, and the time is ripe for more collaborative work on environmental futures writ large. I have a few ideas and questions about how to move forward.

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A talk by Holly J Buck – Why Climate Engineering and Sustainable Agriculture Need to Be Part of the Same Conversation

Holly J Buck, FCEA Faculty Fellow and PhD candidate at Cornell University gave a brief talk this afternoon on her recent work investigating the cultural, practical, and conversational binaries that imagine geoengineering as distinctly, problematically separate from agriculture. She argued that the false dichotomy between issues of food security, land reform, and progressive farming must be deconstructed and replaced with a language of cooperation.

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Engineering the World Climatic System: Transdisciplinarity, Interdisciplinarity and Uncertainties – Guest Post – Dr. Cush Ngonzo Luwesi, Kenyatta University, Kenya

Mankind has always been in search of “green pastures”, a better place where to live. Scientific findings on the global warming have unveiled several scenarios of an eventual cataclysm on the earth planet. Hence, the scientific community has devised several mechanisms, including technologies that can track the causes and alleviate the impacts of climate variability…

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Advancing Interdisciplinary Discussions of Climate Engineering – Guest Post – Rachael Shwom, Rutgers University

  Too often we first assess climate solutions on the basis of technical capacity to reduce or avoid warming and the costs to do it and choose our preferred solution – leaving ethical implications, governance, and public support as afterthoughts to be ‘dealt with’ and worked around in attempts to implement the solution.   While…

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