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New Publication: Ethical Aspects of CE

In their new Ethical Aspects of Climate Engineering, Gregor Betz and Sebastian Cacean present an argumentative analysis of the CE controversy.

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CE Movies

The SRG has produced 5 videos that introduce the argument map on climate engineering. They're available at YouTube.

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Argument mapping

The SRG makes use of sophisticated argument mapping software. The Open Source Argunet editor is freely available here. Have a look at some sample argument maps.

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Frederike Neuber

The SRG welcomes a new colleague. Working within the project "C-E-Thics", sponsored by the DFG-SPP Climate Engineering, Frederike reconstructs and evaluates the CE controversy.

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Mapping the CE Controversy

The argument map on developing and deploying CE technologies, authored by Gregor Betz and Sebastian Cacean, has been updated.

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Christian Voigt

The SRG welcomes a new colleague. In the context of the Helmholtz-Alliance EnergyTrans, Christian Voigt is going to analyse public discourse about large-scale energy infrastructure projects.

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Anna Leuschner

The SRG welcomes a new colleague: Anna Leuschner has a background in philosophy and is going to investigate methodological issues in climate science.

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CE: Interdisciplinary Assessment

The SRG has contributed to a newly issued interdisciplinary report on Climate Engineering commissioned by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

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Energy Scenarios School

SRG LOBSTER is partner of the Helmholtz School on Energy Scenarios. Its graduate students investigate the construction, assessment and societal impact of energy scenarios.

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Handbook Article on Prediction

The SAGE Handbook of the Philosophy of Social Sciences has been published recently. It contains an article on prediction by Gregor Betz.

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Mapping the CE Controversy

Sebastian Cacean and Gregor Betz have mapped the main arguments of the current debate about developing and deploying climate engineering technologies.

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Scoping Report CE

A scoping report on ethical aspects of climate engineering, compiled for the Federal Ministry of Education and Research by the SRG, is now publically available.

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Arming the Future?

Does climate engineering research prepare future generations for worst cases? Gregor Betz analyses this argument in a recent article.

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Campus Report at Uni-Radio

Gregor Betz explains, at Uni-Radio Baden, a regional radio station, the scope and purpose of SRG LOBSTER.

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Summer School 2011

A summer school on argument mapping will be held at Bronnbach in August 2011.

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Geoengineering

The SRG has organised, jointly with Prof. K. Ott (Greifswald), an expert workshop on the ethical aspects of Geoengineering. The workshop was held at the Alfried Krupp Wissenschaftskolleg in Greifswald from September 30 to October 2 2010.

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Eugen Pissarskoi

The SRG welcomes a new colleague: Eugen Pissarskoi has a background in philosophy and is going to investigate national energy scenarios.

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Sebastian Cacean

The SRG welcomes a new colleague: Sebastian Cacean. He has a background in physics and joined the SRG in November 2010.

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German energy scenarios

Recently published national energy scenarios have received broad media attention in Germany. The SRG will examine the report, compiled jointly by Prognos, EWI, and GWS, in a corresponding case study.

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In defence of climate scientists

Is scientific climate policy advice undemocratic and paradoxical? In its April 22 issue (2010), Nature published a shortened reply to misguided allegations by Pielke Jr.; read G. Betz’s full reply. See also P. Kitcher’s book review in Science, June 4, 2010.

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