23.04.2018

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Science Focus: Could geoengineering cause a climate war?

"If country leaders manipulate the weather to do their bidding, could they create political tensions, or even all-out war?"

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23.04.2018

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The Conversation: What Earth Day means when humans possess planet-shaping powers

"Today you can travel to the furthest part of the Arctic Ocean, to the highest point of the Caucasus Mountains, to the remotest spot in the Australian outback and find the unmistakable signs of human activity. Chemical and industrial traces are now present in every pinch of soil and every drop of water. Transported by high-altitude atmospheric winds, millennia-old patterns of precipitation, and the tire treads of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, the imprints of humanity reach all corners of Earth."

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23.04.2018

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Physics World: US geophysicists call for more work on climate intervention

On AGU statement. "More must be done to understand how the deliberate large-scale manipulation of the environment could reduce the impact of anthropogenic climate change."

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23.04.2018

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New York Times: How Big Forests Solve Global Problems

"How will we pay for a future with forest wilderness? Part of the answer lies in programs to avert climate change. A recent economic study indicates that a large share of intact forests could be preserved at a cost of $20 per ton of carbon. That’s less than half of one indicative benchmark figure: the $52 midpoint price projected by California for its regulated carbon emissions market in 2030."

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23.04.2018

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Die Zeit: Should Engineers Regulate the World Climate (German)

German podcast on CE, including ScopEx.

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20.04.2018

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Daily Energy Insider: EPW Committee highlights support for carbon utilization, direct air capture research bill

"The Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee recently highlighted support from various stakeholders for the Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies (USE IT) Act, which would support carbon utilization and direct air capture research. The legislation would also support federal, state and non-governmental collaboration on the construction and development of carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) facilities and carbon dioxide (CO2) pipelines."

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20.04.2018

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E&P: Bipartisan Energy Legislation Highlights Benefits Of Carbon Capture

"The Utilizing Significant Emissions with Innovative Technologies Act, or USE IT Act (S. 2602), sponsored by Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) aims to encourage carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) projects that lower emissions and to improve the permitting process for CO2 capture and infrastructure projects. As part of the effort, technology prizes would also be awarded to selected projects that capture more than 10,000 tons of CO2 annually and can be deployed for less than $200 per ton of CO2 captured."

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20.04.2018

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Climate Works Foundation: 2050 Priorities for Climate Action: Carbon Dioxide Removal is a Necessary Complement to Deep Decarbonization

"The math is clear—meeting Paris Agreement temperature goals will require not just reducing emissions but also removing them from the atmosphere. Studies suggest that by 2030 as much as 6 gigatonnes of carbon emissions needs to be captured and permanently stored each year—a target feasible with philanthropic grantmaking to catalyze investment"

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20.04.2018

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PRX: Engineering Climate Solutions

Podcast. "In an emergency, we’re told to “break the glass” and grab the fire extinguisher. If we’re in the midst of a climate emergency, is there a firehose we could spray into the sky to cool down our atmosphere? It may sound like science fiction, but some climatologists endorse research into such techniques known as geoengineering. But could tinkering with the stratosphere in this way lead to a new ice age – or worse? What group of people could be trusted with such God-like powers? Join us for a discussion of the scientific, moral, economic and technological dimensions of geoengineering."

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20.04.2018

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Activist Post: Former United Nations Climate Expert Calls For Global Rules on Geoengineering

"Geoengineering research has rapidly increased in the last decade as nations consider the options for fighting climate change. Until recently the research has exclusively been the playground of wealthier nations in the West. That may be changing soon as scholars begin calling for including smaller nations in Africa and Asia in discussions regarding geoengineering."

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