26.08.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal: Recap: US Biochar Initiative - 2016 Conference

"The 2016 US Biochar Initiative Conference wrapped up yesterday after a jam-packed few days of demonstrations, speeches, and breakout sessions on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, California. Biochar is touted by many as a potential carbon removal solution, and I wanted to learn how close biochar is today to delivering on this promise. Below are my key takeaways from the conference."

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26.08.2016

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The Verge: Can science succeed where politics has failed?

"So despite what you may have heard about Chinese hoaxes or scientific fraud, it’s increasingly obvious that climate change is very real and well underway. Now the question is: what do we do about it?"

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24.08.2016

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ABC News: Plan B for climate change: Tassie scientists looking at what to do if the worst happens

"Fertilising the oceans, painting the deserts white or sending umbrellas into orbit are some of the real things being explored by scientists as a "plan B" for dealing with climate change."

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24.08.2016

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Huffington Post: Technology that Could Turn the Tide on Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Removal

"New technology is required to make meaningful progress on climate change. This column will focus on one of those options: decreasing the CO2 already in our atmosphere."

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24.08.2016

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FCEA Blog: Forum Discussion- Rhode Island H 7578: The Climate Geoengineering Act of 2016

"In 2015 and 2016, a bill was introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives to regulate climate geoengineering — an attempt that caught many by surprise, as legislating a technology with global impacts on the state level is a novel approach. In this forum, Wil Burns, Co-Executive Director of the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment, who helped re-draft the bill in 2016, science and technology policy experts, and political scientists discuss this move: its drawbacks, merits, and lessons learned. – Holly Jean Buck"

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22.08.2016

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News Review of Week 35 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 35 in 2016 is now available here.


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22.08.2016

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Univ. of Melbourne Blog: Climate hacking – the last resort you’ve probably never heard of

"With climate change now being a certainty, governments around the world are investing time and money into solutions for the world’s largest problem. But some climate scientists have warned we’re too far gone to reverse the consequences, leaving us with only one option: climate hacking."

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22.08.2016

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Mercury News: Commentary: Need portfolio approach to climate risk

"No one believes solar geoengineering is a climate change cure-all. And, like almost all innovations, it has known and unknown side effects. For one thing, it doesn't deal with ocean acidification. For another, we don't yet know enough about its effects on atmospheric ozone, for example, or on rainfall, or how it might help one region and hurt another."

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20.08.2016

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Jamaica Gleaner: New climate change programme raises concern - Mahlung

""The big concern for me, though, being from a small island which suffers greatly from the negative impact of climate change, is that it could also provide an incentive for countries not to reduce their greenhouse emissions. Instead, they would rely on this technology, which would be defeating the whole purpose to combating climate change. It could give people a false sense of hope," Mahlung told The Gleaner."

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20.08.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal: Science Special - Wetland Restoration

"Welcome to Science Special! The weekly post where we bring you the best research and reports on different carbon removal technologies. This week's topic is wetland restoration: The simple process of photosynthesis on a grand scale can benefit the world’s push to reduce and remove carbon. Wetlands can be particularly helpful in this quest since their saturated soils prevent the decay of biomass, effectively storing carbon in large quantities."

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