Tag: public opinion

Spence, Elspeth; et al. (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy

Spence, Elspeth; Cox, Emily; Pidgeon, Nick (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy. In Climatic Change 165 (1-2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03050-y.

“This study explores how public attitudes across three countries influence support towards terrestrial enhanced weathering, whereby silicate minerals are applied to agricultural land to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.”

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Cherry, Todd L.; et al. (2021): Does solar geoengineering crowd out climate change mitigation efforts? Evidence from a stated preference referendum on a carbon tax

Cherry, Todd L.; Kallbekken, Steffen; Kroll, Stephan; McEvoy, David M. (2021): Does solar geoengineering crowd out climate change mitigation efforts? Evidence from a stated preference referendum on a carbon tax. In Climatic Change 165 (1-2), pp. 1–8. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03009-z.

“Adding to a limited body of empirical evidence, we use a survey experiment to estimate how informing the U.S. public about solar geoengineering impacts support for a proposed national carbon tax. In contrast to the crowding-out hypothesis, we find that respondents who are provided with information about geoengineering are significantly more likely to support the tax.”

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Klaus, Geraldine; et al. (2021): Effects of opinion statements on laypeoples acceptance of a climate engineering technology. Comparing the source credibility of researchers, politicians and a citizens jury

Klaus, Geraldine; Oswald, Lisa; Ernst, Andreas; Merk, Christine (2021): Effects of opinion statements on laypeople’s acceptance of a climate engineering technology. Comparing the source credibility of researchers, politicians and a citizens’ jury. In JCOM 20 (01), A03. DOI: 10.22323/2.20010203.

“To examine the influence of different actors’ fictitious statements about research and deployment of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI), we conducted an online survey in Germany. Participants assess researchers and a citizens’ jury to be more credible than politicians. Credibility has a strong positive effect on SAI acceptance in both pro-SAI and contra-SAI conditions. Reading the statement against SAI-deployment led to significantly lower acceptance scores compared to reading the pro-statement.”

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Friends of the Earth International: A Leap in the Dark: The Dangers of Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

“Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) is a risky, unproven, costly, and dangerous distraction from the urgent and drastic emissions cuts needed to prevent catastrophic climate change. Yet the fossil fuel industry has been keen to present it as the long-awaited magical climate fix, simply because it would enable them to keep on profiting from the destruction of our communities and ecosystems.”

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Sapinski, J. P.; et al. (2020): Has it come to this? The promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink

Sapinski, J. P.; Buck, Holly Jean; Malm, Andreas (Eds.) (2020): Has it come to this? The promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink. New Brunswick, Camden: Rutgers University Press (Nature, society, and culture).

“The editors set out this diverse collection of voices not as a monolithic, unified take on geoengineering, but as a place where creative thinkers, students, and interested environmental and social justice advocates can explore nuanced ideas in more than 240 characters.”

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Podcast: Reviewer 2 does geoengineering: Matthew Watson discusses SRM, reflections on the SPICE project and the perils of being a scientist in this area

“Matt Watson talks about his experiences on the SPICE Project, the need for careful research into SRM given temperature rises and the slow pace of decarbonisation. He also explains how he dealt with a death threat that came during the SPICE project, an unexpected hazard for someone who is a volcanologist and also known from his blog as the reluctant geoengineer.”

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