13.10.2017

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Business Green: Climeworks flicks switch on 'world first' atmosperic carbon capture plant

"Iceland site hailed as the first ever facility to remove carbon dioxide straight from the air and store it underground"

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13.10.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Can Sucking CO2 Out of the Atmosphere Really Work?

"A Columbia scientist and his startup think they have a plan to save the world. Now they have to convince the rest of us."

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13.10.2017

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Scared of geoengineering? Rapid Arctic warming is far scarier

"The bad news is that while funding for research into these options is growing, there are immense obstacles to their use. Developing an international consensus on climate intervention measures seems likely to be insanely difficult. Parts of the politically powerful environmental community think it’s an ethical quagmire to use technology to manipulate nature to spare humanity the consequences of its abuse of nature. "

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13.10.2017

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The Guardian: World will need 'carbon sucking' technology by 2030s, scientists warn

"New methods to capture and store emissions, such as planting more forests and pumping carbon underground, are currently costly and need testing"

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13.10.2017

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Phys.org: 'Plan B': Seven ways to engineer the climate

""Plan A" remains tackling the problem at its source. But efforts to sharply reduce greenhouse gas emissions have fallen woefully short and cannot, most scientists agree, avert catastrophic climate change on their own. Here is a "Plan B" menu of geoengineering solutions that can be broken down into two categories: dimming the sun, which remains highly controversial, and capturing carbon dioxide (CO2)."

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13.10.2017

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Phys.org: As Paris climate goals recede, geoengineering looms larger

""It has become very clear that getting to 2 C, and especially 1.5 C, is very dependent on our ability to remove large amounts of CO2 from the atmosphere," Naomi Vaughan, a at the University of East Anglia, told the opening plenary of the Climate Engineering Conference 2017. Indeed, 90 percent of projections in the UN climate science panel's most recent report that would keep the planet under the 2 C threshold depend heavily on such "negative emissions". (The others assume peaked in 2010, when in fact they are still climbing.)"

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11.10.2017

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Stop GE Trees: Report: Large-scale Biosequestration Causing Negative Social and Environmental Impacts

"At the start of a major Climate Engineering Conference in Berlin, the Global Forest Coalition has launched a Working Paper that highlights the risks of different proposals for large-scale Carbon Dioxide Removal. The report finds that while the most prominent CDR approach, Bioenergy and Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) technology is still in a state of “infancy” and is unlikely to be rolled out on a global scale, biosequestration in the form of afforestation through monoculture tree plantations is already rapidly expanding and causing significant negative social and environmental impacts."

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11.10.2017

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Reuters: Carbon-sucking technology needed by 2030s, scientists warn

"As efforts to cut planet-warming emissions fall short, large-scale projects to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere will be needed by the 2030s to hold the line against climate change, scientists said on Tuesday. Many new technologies that aim to capture and store carbon emissions, thereby delivering "negative emissions", are costly, controversial and in the early phase of testing."

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11.10.2017

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Nature: Climate meetings pose serious test in the Trump era

"Annual jamborees fail to ignite public passion but are crucial to progress on global-warming."

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11.10.2017

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Dep of Life Science Communication: LSC chair Dominique Brossard sheds light on communication about climate engineering

"It’s the stuff of science fiction – artificially whitening clouds, injecting reflective particles into the stratosphere, seeding the oceans with iron –  all to reverse the escalating consequences of climate change. With changing global weather patterns, including five hurricanes within the past month, Dominique Brossard, chair of the Life Sciences Communication Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, believes the time to discuss solutions is now."

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