Political contestation over climate change

Marcus Taylor (Queen’s): Climate Change and the Frontiers of Political Ecology (and more). Global warming is now a “medical emergency” that could wipe out 50 years of global health gains. Nicole Orttung on the neglected victims of climate change: As rising temperatures uproot families, it remains difficult to point the finger at slow-moving transformations. Adapting to climate change is going to be a lot messier than we think. James Hansen spells out climate danger of the “Hyper-Anthropocene” age. Fredrik Albritton Jonsson (Chicago): Anthropocene Blues: Abundance, Energy, Limits. Timothy James LeCain (Montana State): Against the Anthropocene: A Neo-Materialist Perspective. When the end of human civilization is your day job: Among many climate scientists, gloom has set in — things are worse than we think, but they can't really talk about it. David Biello on what humanity’s impact on Earth will look like to future geologists. John Quiggin on an optimistic view on climate change.

Bridget Mary Lewis (Monash): The Human Right to a Good Environment in International Law and the Implications of Climate Change. Alix Dietzel (Sheffield): Climate Change Responsibility: Moving Beyond States and Individuals. Ecological indifference: Ben Mylius on thinking about agency in the face of ecological crisis. Thom Brooks (Durham): How Not to Save the Planet. Amanda Machin (Zeppelin): Rethinking Political Contestation over Climate Change. Joanne Scott (UCL): Unilateralism, Extraterritoriality and Climate Change. Thomas Eichner and Rudiger Pethig (Siegen): Forging a Global Environmental Agreement Through Trade Sanctions on Free Riders? Simon Dalby (Wilfrid Laurier): Climate Geopolitics: Securing the Global Economy. Simon Caney (Oxford): Distributive Justice and Climate Change. World leaders missed chance to tackle climate change: Nicholas Stern says the global economic crisis was a perfect opportunity to make progress on climate change — and we missed it.

Jesse Reynolds (Tilburg): The International Legal Framework for Climate Engineering. Joshua B. Horton (Harvard) and Jesse L. Reynolds (Tilburg): The International Politics of Climate Engineering: A Review and Prospectus for International Relations. Alex Lenferna (Washington): Reframing Geoengineering: An Expensive and Risky Approach to Climate Change. Is geoengineering a real weapon against climate change? Albert Lin (UC-Davis): The Missing Pieces of Geoengineering Research Governance. If you believe that the risks of climate change are large and near-term — and moreover, if you have observed how difficult it seems to be for the world to take action to reduce carbon emissions substantially — then you should be looking at geoengineering very closely, even you hate the idea of needing to do so. Is stratospheric geoengineering worth the risk? Seth Baum wonders. Harald Stelzer (Graz) and Fabian Schuppert (Queen’s Belfast): How Much Risk Ought We to Take? Exploring the Possibilities of Risk-sensitive Consequentialism in the Context of Climate Engineering.