27.09.2016

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Counter Punch: Loss of Planet Reflectivity an Impending Catastrophe

"Still, many engineers and scientists have reservations about whether a “big fix,” like geo-engineering and carbon removal, will really work. And as of today, there is no practicable, workable, affordable “big fix” ready to go, only lots of chatter and plenty of theory."

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27.09.2016

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Strange Horizons Blog: Terraforming and Geoengineering in Science Fiction

"What makes these narratives important is that they contextualise the implications of terraforming and geoengineering by situating these endeavours in the context of environmental, evolutionary, and cultural history, and they afford reflection and discussion about a host of issues relating to climate change."

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26.09.2016

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Phys.org: Experts see few paths to planet-saving climate goal

""There is a risk that the 1.5 C temperature threshold is a distraction," said Kevin Anderson, Deputy Director of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Research in England. "The danger is that it will push us to look at geo-engineering solutions rather than how to achieve deep decarbonisation.""

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26.09.2016

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Energy Transition Show: Geoengineering

Radio broadcast with Oliver Morton. "So what is the real potential of geoengineering to address climate change? How much would it cost? How risky is it, and what justification might there be for taking that risk? And what sorts of attitudinal shifts might be needed within the climate and environmental communities to embrace geoengineering as one of a portfolio of strategies? We attempt to answer all of those questions and more in this interview with a veteran science journalist and author of a recent book on geoengineering."

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21.09.2016

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Phys.org: Nature's ocean fertiliser

"Co-author BAS Biological Oceanographer Dr Sophie Fielding says: "This finding is essential for understanding the ocean's capacity for . As atmospheric levels increase, it's essential for us to understand both the physical and biological mechanisms for fertilising the ocean with iron.""

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21.09.2016

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Newcastle University: SUCCESS Ecosystem Services Stakeholder Survey

"The SUCCESS project is investigating the capacity of previously developed vacant urban land (known as ‘urban brownfield’ land) to capture CO2 from the atmosphere and store it in the soil in mineral form as calcium carbonate.  This carbon capture process is one of many potential benefits (or ‘ecosystem services’) that could be provided by urban brownfield soils and this survey is designed to help us understand how people from different sectors value these different benefits. For more information about SUCCESS please see our project website."

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21.09.2016

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International Maritime Organization: More States urged to ratify the London Protocol

"Governments have been urged to ratify the London Protocol treaty which regulates the dumping of wastes at sea in order to ensure the universal application of its precautionary approach towards protection of the marine environment. [...] These include the issuing of permits for carbon dioxide sequestration in stable geological formations in the seabed to ensure permanent isolation of carbon dioxide and strong controls to regulate marine geoengineering activities - which can involve the introduction of substances or organisms into the sea in order to stimulate carbon dioxide uptake and reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

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21.09.2016

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Green Biz: Why carbon removal is the next frontier in corporate climate action

"Because time travel is not an option, we will need to develop what are known as "carbon removal" solutions that can clean up large volumes of CO2 from the atmosphere. A wide variety of carbon removal solutions have been proposed, ranging from basic tree planting and ecosystem restoration to high-tech devices that hoover up CO2 directly from the atmosphere, as shown in the figure below. While carbon removal solutions face many commercialization hurdles, estimates show a very large technical scale potential for a portfolio of solutions if these challenges are tackled successfully."

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19.09.2016

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taz: If one know that damagingt then it must be forbidden (German)

German newspaper interview ith Ottmar Edenhofer and Barbara Unmüßig on climate policy, CE and negative emissions.

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17.09.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal Newsletter Sept 15

"THIS WEEK IN CARBON REMOVAL is a newsletter from the Center for Carbon Removal that provides weekly updates on the latest news, events, and research in the carbon removal field. Stay engaged and let us know what you think via TwitterFacebook, and via the comments section of our blog!"

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