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The Unconstructable Earth: An Ecology of Separation

Frédéric Neyrat

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780823282586
eISBN:
9780823284931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823282586.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

The Space Age is over? Not at all! A new planet has appeared: Earth. In the age of the Anthropocene, the Earth is a post-natural planet that can be remade at will, controlled and managed thanks to ... More


Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

David M. Kaplan (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field ... More


Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Chris Pak

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the emergence and development of terraforming in science fiction from H.G. Wells’s The War of the Worlds (1898) to James Cameron’s blockbuster Avatar (2009). Terraforming is the ... More


Reflections on the Anthropocene

Han Dolman

in Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198779308
eISBN:
9780191824388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779308.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

Humans have dramatically changed Earth’s environment, on the land, in the ocean and in the atmosphere. The rate of change of these perturbations in the Anthropocene is unlike any in our geological ... More


On the Regulation of Geoengineering

David G. Victor

in The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.003.0016
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter examines the role of geoengineering in the mitigation of climate change. It begins with an overview of the state of geoengineering science before turning to the politics of ... More


Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Allen Thompson and Jeremy Bendik-Keymer (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

Predictions about global climate change have produced both stark scenarios of environmental catastrophe and purportedly pragmatic ideas about adaptation. This book takes a different perspective, ... More


Dr. Feelgood and Mr. Fix-It Go to the Picture Show

Benjamin Hale

in The Wild and the Wicked: On Nature and Human Nature

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035408
eISBN:
9780262336499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035408.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter addresses different sorts of justificatory reasons – consequentialist and nonconsequentialist – with the objective of demonstrating how consequentialist reasoning has permeated the ... More


Are We the Scum of the Earth? Climate Change, Geoengineering, and Humanity’s Challenge

Stephen M. Gardiner

in Ethical Adaptation to Climate Change: Human Virtues of the Future

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017534
eISBN:
9780262301541
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017534.003.0013
Subject:
Environmental Science, Climate

The chapter focuses on climate change in general and geoengineering in particular. It explains who we are in the context of ethical complaints about our understanding of global environmental change. ... More


What is a Horizon?: Navigating Thresholds in Climate Change Uncertainty

Adriana Petryna

in Modes of Uncertainty: Anthropological Cases

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226257075
eISBN:
9780226257242
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226257242.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This essay analyzes the shift from incremental to exponential accelerations in atmospheric CO2 and its implications for the science and governance of climate change. It examines some of the models ... More


Early Geoengineering Governance: The Oxford Principles

Clare Heyward, Steve Rayner, and Julian Savulescu

in Philosophy, Technology, and the Environment

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035668
eISBN:
9780262337991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035668.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Clare Heyward, and Steve Rayner, and Julian Savulescu examine the legitimacy and social control over the research, development and eventual deployment of geo-engineering to reduce human caused ... More


Intelligent Design?: Unpacking Geoengineering’ s Hidden Sacrifices

Simon Nicholson

in The Environmental Politics of Sacrifice

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014366
eISBN:
9780262289603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014366.003.0114
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

In the contemporary discourse of sacrifice in the context of climate change and environmental sustainability, geoengineering is believed to be a technology-based means to change and control a climate ... More


Terraforming: Engineering Imaginary Environments

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Beginning with the coining of “terraforming” by science fiction writer Jack Williamson, this chapter explores the boundaries of the term in scientific discourse and in fiction, focusing attention on ... More


Conclusion

Chris Pak

in Terraforming: Ecopolitical Transformations and Environmentalism in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781781382844
eISBN:
9781786945426
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382844.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Paying special attention to the role of landscaping, Bakhtinian dialogism, the science fictional megatext, pastoral and utopian discourse, ecology and environmentalism, the conclusion to Terraforming ... More


Weather Control and the American State

Kristine C. Harper

in Make It Rain: State Control of the Atmosphere in Twentieth-Century America

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226437231
eISBN:
9780226437378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226437378.003.0011
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The conclusion argues that weather control and the American state grew in tandem during the twentieth century and that weather control was different from other state controls of nature because ... More


Climate Geoengineering and Dispute Settlement under UNCLOS and the UNFCCC: Stormy Seas Ahead?

Meinhard Doelle

in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199368747
eISBN:
9780199368761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368747.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter considers the potential for tensions between the United Natesion Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) regimes ... More


The Regulation of Ocean Fertilization and Marine Geoengineering under the London Protocol

Bettina Boschen

in Climate Change Impacts on Ocean and Coastal Law: U.S. and International Perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199368747
eISBN:
9780199368761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199368747.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Public International Law

This chapter focuses on international law and the regulation of marine geoengineering. Specifically, it provides an account of the international political and legal responses to ocean iron ... More


Our planet and its biosphere

Olle Häggström

in Here Be Dragons: Science, Technology and the Future of Humanity

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780198723547
eISBN:
9780191790331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198723547.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Our planet and its biosphere will remain our home, until the day (if it ever comes) when we emigrate into outer space or virtual realities. Human activities are altering this environment in ... More


The Economics and Politics of Climate Change

Dieter Helm and Cameron Hepburn (eds)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199573288
eISBN:
9780191808616
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199573288.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The international framework for a climate change agreement is up for review as the initial Kyoto Protocol period to 2012 comes to an end. Though there has been much enthusiasm from political and ... More


The Future of Climate Change: Adaptation, Mitigation, Geoengineering and Decarbonization

Han Dolman

in Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198779308
eISBN:
9780191824388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198779308.003.0013
Subject:
Physics, Geophysics, Atmospheric and Environmental Physics

The role of adaptation and mitigation to climate change is described using the concept of planetary boundaries. The future evolution of the main reservoirs of carbon is described. The role of the ... More


The Benefits: Morality, Equality, Mobility, Culture, and the Environment

Arthur M. Diamond Jr.

in Openness to Creative Destruction: Sustaining Innovative Dynamism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780190263669
eISBN:
9780190263706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190263669.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

The wealth received by some innovative entrepreneurs is fair because of the large benefits of their innovations. Widespread flourishing under innovative dynamism encourages tolerance of diversity, ... More


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