17.09.2018

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Newsletter of Week 38 of 2018

The newsletter of calendar week 38 in 2018 is now available here.


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17.09.2018

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Quartz: Apple is investing in negative emissions

"On Friday (Sep. 14), the world’s most valuable company said it is investing an undisclosed sum in a project in Colombia to restore mangroves and sequester as much as 17,000 metric tons (18,739 tons) of carbon dioxide in two years. That’s equal to the emissions that the fleet of vehicles updating Apple Maps will produce over the coming decade."

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16.09.2018

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NextBigFuture: Nuclear power and geoengineering are needed for climate solution

"The UN has said the world needs to cut as much as 70% of greenhouse-gas emissions by mid-century to have any chance of avoiding 2 ˚C of warming. More than half of the carbon dioxide emissions currently in the atmosphere will still be there 1,000 years from now—and roughly one-third will still be there in 20,000 years."

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16.09.2018

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Okesola, A. A.; et al. (2018): Direct Air Capture. A Review of Carbon Dioxide Capture from the Air

Okesola, A. A.; Oyedeji, A. A.; Abdulhamid, A. F.; Olowo, J.; Ayodele, B. E.; Alabi, T. W. (2018): Direct Air Capture. A Review of Carbon Dioxide Capture from the Air. In: IOP Conf. Ser.: Mater. Sci. Eng. 413, S. 12077. DOI: 10.1088/1757-899X/413/1/012077.

"The process focusses on capturing carbon dioxide that have found their way into the atmosphere through other smaller sources such as automobile exhaust, domestic power generators, fossil fuel burning equipment and many other sources not reported or captured in the international data base. A summation of the above named sources will amount to a huge impact on the environment and a method to remove the contaminant at a cheap, affordable and sustainable way will be of immense benefit world wide most especially developing countries in tackling climate change."

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16.09.2018

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Forbes: Negative Emissions Technologies: Has their time arrived?

"The FUTURE Act has also for the first time allowed tax credits for negative emissions technologies (NETs) like direct air capture projects, thus creating opportunities for a systemic shift that can drive new partnerships between carbon management organizations and the energy industry. These technologies are advancing rapidly, their cost is dropping and the FUTURE Act would seem to signal that the time is right."

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16.09.2018

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Democracy Now: A Debate on Geoengineering: Should We Deliberately “Hack” Planet Earth to Combat Climate Change?

"We host a debate between Gopal Dayaneni, board member of the ETC Group and a founding member of the Climate Justice Alliance, and David Keith, professor of applied physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and professor of public policy in the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the founder of Carbon Engineering, a company developing technology to capture CO2 from ambient air."

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14.09.2018

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Inforum: Weather Talk: Geoengineering could conceivably help Earth

"Geoengineering is real, but instead of a government conspiracy, it is the unintentional effects of an overpopulated Earth. Deforestation adds greatly to Earth's increasing albedo, and contributes to climate change."

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14.09.2018

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Solarify: IASS: Climate geoengineering can not save COP21 (German)

German article on CE.

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14.09.2018

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Letters: Science alone can’t solve climate change

"Tim Radford’s article “Geo-engineered crops may help — and harm” (Re: Boulderganic, Aug. 23, 2018) points out the interesting suggestion that we might be able to mimic the effect of volcanic eruptions by spewing aerosols into the atmosphere, creating a synthetic “sunscreen” that will cool the planet. He discusses research that looked at crop yields after major volcanic eruptions and found that while plants do better with cooler temperatures, they do worse because of the reduced amount of sunlight."

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13.09.2018

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EcoWatch: UK Could Become ‘Net Zero by 2050’ Using Negative Emissions

"The UK could cut its emissions to "net-zero" within the next three decades by stepping up investment into technologies that can remove CO2 from the atmosphere, a report finds."

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