05.01.2018

# New Publications

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Manoussi, Vassiliki; et al. (2017): Optimal Carbon Dioxide Removal in Face of Ocean Carbon Sink Feedback

Manoussi, Vassiliki; Shayegh, Soheil; Tavoni, Massimo (2017): Optimal Carbon Dioxide Removal in Face of Ocean Carbon Sink Feedback. Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) (Working Paper, 57.2017). Available online at http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/266288.

"Here, we provide an economic appraisal to assess the sensitivity of CDR and conventional abatement to CO2 outgassing from the oceans. We develop a theoretical framework to study the impact of the ocean-to-atmosphere transfer on the optimal mitigation strategies under different regimes that control the relationship between CO2 outgassing and the amount of CDR."

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05.01.2018

# Media

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Climate Works Foundation: 2050: Philanthropic Priorities for Climate Action

"No one knows what the world will look like in 2050, but we know profound changes lie ahead. The rapid decarbonization needed through 2050 will require transformational changes throughout the global economy. What might looking through a 2050 lens tell us about priorities for climate philanthropy globally? What seeds need to be planted now for future success?"

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04.01.2018

# New Publications

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Obersteiner, Michael; et al. (2018): How to spend a dwindling greenhouse gas budget

Obersteiner, Michael; Bednar, Johannes; Wagner, Fabian; Gasser, Thomas; Ciais, Philippe; Forsell, Nicklas et al. (2018): How to spend a dwindling greenhouse gas budget. In Nature Climate change 8 (1), pp. 7–10. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-017-0045-1.

"The Paris Agreement is based on emission scenarios that move from a sluggish phase-out of fossil fuels to large-scale late-century negative emissions. Alternative pathways of early deployment of negative emission technologies need to be considered to ensure that climate targets are reached safely and sustainably."

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02.01.2018

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 01 of 2018

The newsletter of calendar week 01 in 2018is now available here.


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02.01.2018

# Media

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Environmental Professionals Postulating: GeoEngineering and the "Garrett Relation"

Broadcast on CE.

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02.01.2018

# Media

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Global Ethics Network: Errors of Omission, Commission, and Emission: Moral Culpability in Climate Change and Considerations of Solar Radiation Management

"We are geoengineering our world. Homo sapiens have been manipulating our immediate environments from the dawn of time; yet with the advent of the Industrial Revolution, our actions have manifested themselves on a truly planetary scale. As greenhouse gas emissions accumulate in our atmosphere, global temperatures continue to rise, and as a result, weather patterns change, sea levels rise, and both human communities and other living creatures face new challenges to survival."

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01.01.2018

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Futurism: Not All Geoengineering Is as Terrifying as You May Think

"A non-profit has a plan to geoengineer the planet in a way that is targeted and reversible. It involves sprinkling glass sand on the Arctic's thinnest ice to enhance its reflective power and cool the region. "

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31.12.2017

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ars technica: Bacteria under pressure run reaction in reverse to sequester carbon

"An enzyme that normally digests formic acid will happily make it."

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31.12.2017

# New Publications

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Li, Yongfu; et al. (2017): Effects of biochar application in forest ecosystems on soil properties and greenhouse gas emissions. A review

Li, Yongfu; Hu, Shuaidong; Chen, Junhui; Müller, Karin; Li, Yongchun; Fu, Weijun et al. (2017): Effects of biochar application in forest ecosystems on soil properties and greenhouse gas emissions. A review. In J Soils Sediments 202–203 (Part 2), p. 183. DOI: 10.1007/s11368-017-1906-y.

"Here, we review and summarize the available literature on the effects of biochar on soil properties and GHG emissions in forest soils."

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30.12.2017

# Media

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Meritt Herald: Coral Reefs, assisted evolution and geo-engineering

"The word for this, if we are being honest, is ‘geo-engineering.’ It’s a very gentle, low-tech kind of geo-engineering, with relatively little chance of major negative side-effects if we get it wrong. We are definitely still on the learner slopes. The interventions in natural systems will get much bigger, and the penalties for mistakes much more costly, as time goes on."

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