May 2016

31.05.2016

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Carbon Brief: Analysis: Negative emissions tested at world’s first major BECCS facility

"Decatur, Illinois, is a city built on corn. At the centre of its economy are two giant agribusinesses, Tate & Lyle and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), which together grind thousands of bushels a day into syrups, sweeteners, ethanol fuel and other useful products."

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30.05.2016

# New Publications

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Feetham, P. M.; et al. (2016): Qualitative Evaluations of New Scientific Concepts: Accurate, Fast, Easy and Inexpensive

Feetham, P. M.; Wright, M. J.; Teagle, D. H.; Comrie, M. A. (2016): Qualitative Evaluations of New Scientific Concepts: Accurate, Fast, Easy and Inexpensive (Australian and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference).

"This research reports a case where the findings of an independent qualitative study were clearly supported by subsequent quantitative research. [...] The qualitative results illustrated an overall negative reaction to the four concepts tested with solar reflection techniques viewed more negatively than carbon dioxide removal techniques. Large online surveys across two countries gave strikingly similar results, verifying the robustness of the qualitative study."

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30.05.2016

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 23 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 23 in 2016 is now available here.


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30.05.2016

# New Publications

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Barrett, Scott; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2015): The alternatives to unconstrained climate change: Emission reductions versus carbon and solar geoengineering

Barrett, Scott; Moreno-Cruz, Juan B. (2015): The alternatives to unconstrained climate change: Emission reductions versus carbon and solar geoengineering. In Scott Barrett, Carlo Carraro, Jaime de Melo (Eds.): Towards a workable and effective climate regime. London: Centre for Economic Policy Research, pp. 353–365.

"With the 2°C target likely to be crossed later this century, this chapter argues that it is now time to consider solar and carbon geoengineering as well. Carbon geoengineering offers the option of a true backstop and provides a ceiling to the costs of managing climate change."

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30.05.2016

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Energy.gov: Scientists Can Recycle CO2 Using Gold

"A glitzy new process, conceived and developed by NETL researchers and their collaborators, uses gold nanoparticles to efficiently convert CO2 into usable chemicals and fuels. It’s a “carbon negative” breakthrough that consumes more CO2 than it puts out, and it could lead to an effective industrial-scale way to reduce CO2 emissions."

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30.05.2016

# New Publications

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González, Miriam Ferrer; Ilyina, Tatiana (2016): Impacts of artificial ocean alkalinization on the carbon cycle and climate in Earth system simulations

González, Miriam Ferrer; Ilyina, Tatiana (2016): Impacts of artificial ocean alkalinization on the carbon cycle and climate in Earth system simulations. In Geophys. Res. Lett. DOI 10.1002/2016GL068576.

"Using the state-of-the-art emissions-driven Max-Planck-Institute Earth system model, we explore the impacts of artificial ocean alkalinization (AOA) with a scenario based on the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) framework. Addition of 114 Pmol of alkalinity to the surface ocean stabilizes atmospheric CO2 concentration to RCP4.5 levels under RCP8.5 emissions."

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28.05.2016

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All About Shipping: Understanding potential impacts of marine geoengineering

"A new GESAMP working group on marine geoengineering held its first meeting at IMO Headquarters, London, this week (23-25 May). The overall objective of the Working Group (WG 41) is to better understand the potential impacts of proposed marine geoengineering techniques on the marine environment – including social and economic consequences."

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28.05.2016

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GreenBiz: This is not your parents' conversation about carbon capture

"Energy projects that employ carbon capture and storage (CCS) systems have struggled to gain wide-scale adoption over the past decade, despite receiving billions of dollars in subsidies from governments around the world. That said, a new generation of carbon capture projects has begun to emerge, offering hope that this technology can live up to its promise as a cost-effective tool in the fight against climate change. Here are three ways that this new generation of projects is changing the conversation on CCS."

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28.05.2016

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Progressive Standard: New Study Says Geoengineering The Climate Not A Solution To Climate Change

"Now a new analysis released by the Finnish Meteorological Institute is raising more questions about the effectiveness of the controversial science of geoengineering. The FMI is the government agency responsible for reporting weather data and forecasts in Finland. The Institute’s study, “Modelling radiative and climate effects of aerosols: from Anthropogenic emissions to geoengineering,” examined the potential for SRM to combat climate change."

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27.05.2016

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SBS: The Crazy Climate Technofix

"Earth’s climate has been edging towards a scene usually reserved for a post-apocalyptic movie. Some posit geoengineering as a radical fix to climate change. Others say the risks are too high and its proponents mad. Welcome to the debate where science fiction meets climate science."

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