23.04.2018

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Newsletter of Week 17 of 2018

The newsletter of calendar week 17 in 2018 is now available here.


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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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Kravitz, Ben; et al. (2018): The climate effects of increasing ocean albedo. An idealized representation of solar geoengineering

Kravitz, Ben; Rasch, Philip J.; Wang, Hailong; Robock, Alan; Gabriel, Corey; Boucher, Olivier et al. (2018): The climate effects of increasing ocean albedo. An idealized representation of solar geoengineering. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., pp. 1–29. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2018-340.

"Marine cloud brightening has been proposed as a means of geoengineering/climate intervention, or deliberately altering the climate system to offset anthropogenic climate change. As an idealized representation of marine cloud brightening, this paper discusses experiment G1ocean-albedo of the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP), involving an abrupt quadrupling of the CO2 concentration and an instantaneous increase in ocean albedo to maintain approximate net top-of-atmosphere radiative flux balance. Eleven Earth System Models are relatively consistent in their temperature, radiative flux, and hydrological cycle responses to this experiment."

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23.04.2018

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Job: PhD position on Land Availability for Greenhouse Gas Removal by Afforestation and Biomass Energy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Deadline: 30. April 2018

"The PhD is part of a four-year NERC consortium project, Feasibility of Afforestation and BECCS for Greenhouse Gas Removal (FAB-GGR), with partner institutions, University of Exeter, University of Manchester and University of Aberdeen.  The student will benefit from participation in the NERC ENVEast Doctoral Training Partnership, the NERC-UKERC ADVENT project PhD training workshops and the PhD researcher network of the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research."

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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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