27.04.2017

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University of Santa Cruz: Sikina Jinnah named a 2017 Andrew Carnegie Fellow

"Jinnah is one of 35 winners selected from a field of nearly 200 nominees who were put forward by their home institutions. Jinnah's project was submitted by Chancellor George Blumenthal, who described Jinnah as "arguably one of the most qualified scholars to take on a study of the contentious topic of international regulation of climate geo-engineering.""

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27.04.2017

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Globe and Mail: Al Gore shuns Band-Aid solutions to climate change at TED in Vancouver

"Former U.S. vice-president Al Gore is warning against massive geoengineering experiments that attempt to reverse climate change, arguing instead that the focus must remain on cutting emissions that are warming the planet. “I don’t think it’s a good idea,” Mr. Gore told the TED Conference in Vancouver, after he was invited on stage to weigh in on a debate about geoengineering."

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26.04.2017

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Nature News: March for Science, climate engineering and China's space station

"Geoengineering The United Kingdom unveiled an £8.6-million (US$11 million) programme of research into geoengineering — the science of altering the planet’s systems to counter global warming — on 20 April. The Greenhouse Gas Removal Research Programme will fund around 100 researchers working on projects that range from combining tree planting with farming in agroforestry schemes to using weathering of mining slag to absorb carbon dioxide from the air. The government-funded scheme could eventually help Britain to meet its commitment under the 2015 Paris climate agreement to try to limit global warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels."

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25.04.2017

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Business Standard: Time for geoengineering governance?

"The global mean surface temperature is now 1.1 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels"

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25.04.2017

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MIT Technology Review: Rules for Geoengineering the Planet

By Janos Pasztor "We have to at least consider geoengineering. And that’s where the problems start."

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24.04.2017

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the guardian: Can slag heaps help save the planet?

"British scientists are exploring ways to use the steel industry’s waste to capture carbon dioxide in the atmosphere"

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24.04.2017

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Climate Central: A Cooler Future May Hinge on Removing CO2 From the Air

"Climate pollution equal to about 27 times humans’ 2015 carbon dioxide emissions may have to be removed from the atmosphere and locked underground forever in order to keep the globe from warming beyond 1.5°C (2.7°F) above preindustrial levels, according to a new study. The research, led by scientists at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, or IIASA, in Austria, adds to the mounting evidence that countries will have to physically remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to prevent global warming from exceeding dangerous levels."

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24.04.2017

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Carbon Brief: UK launches ‘world first’ research programme into negative emissions

"The UK has launched a £8.6m national research programme on how to remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. It is thought to be the world’s first research programme dedicated to this topic."

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24.04.2017

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The Conversation: Worthless mining waste could suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere and reverse emissions

"The Paris Agreement commits nations to limiting global warming to less than 2˚C by the end of the century. However, it is becoming increasingly apparent that, to meet such a massive challenge, societies will need to do more than simply reduce and limit carbon emissions. It seems likely that large scale removal of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere may be called for: so-called “negative emissions”."

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24.04.2017

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Nonprofit Chronicles: It’s crunch time for climate philanthropy. What should foundations do?

"Geoengineering: Efforts to mitigate carbon emissions will likely fall short. So we should be aggressively researching geoengineering–deliberate, large-scale efforts to counter the effects of global warming. It sounds scary, to be sure. So does chemotherapy, until cancer strikes."

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