01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Scientific American: Can Soil Microbes Slow Climate Change?

"With global carbon emissions hitting an all-time high in 2018, the world is on a trajectory that climate experts believe will lead to catastrophic warming by 2100 or before. Some of those experts say that to combat the threat, it is now imperative for society to use carbon farming techniques that extract carbon dioxide from the air and store it in soils."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

C2G2: Building networks to scale up carbon dioxide removal

"The challenges of greenhouse gas emissions reductions makes it increasingly likely that, globally, large-scale greenhouse gas removal (GGR) from the atmosphere will also be required to avoid the worst impacts of climate change."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Aviationpros: Heathrow Funding Entrepreneurial Ideas to Address Carbon Impacts

"Heathrow has launched a prize worth £30,000, to be awarded to a winning idea that will help the airport reduce its carbon emissions as it explores solutions that will address climate change. Heathrow’s new “Innovation Prize” is part of the airport’s new “Centre of Excellence”, which is a hub of learning and exploration that will accelerate the arrival of sustainable air travel. Heathrow has also today announced the launch of its first research think tank comprised of British universities."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# New Publications

0 Comments

Renforth, P. (2019): The negative emission potential of alkaline materials

Renforth, P. (2019): The negative emission potential of alkaline materials. In: Nat Comms 10 (1), S. 1401. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-09475-5.

"7 billion tonnes of alkaline materials are produced globally each year as a product or by-product of industrial activity. [...] Here we show that these materials have a carbon dioxide storage potential of 2.9–8.5 billion tonnes per year by 2100, and may contribute a substantial proportion of the negative emissions required to limit global temperature change to <2 °C."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Medium: The Hope Beyond the Hopelessness of “Emissions Reduction Only”

"The human population has a brief window of time in which to move action to the next level, before global economic and societal hits from extreme weather supersede the possibility of wise deployment of effective climate-repair technologies — ones capable of safeguarding natural and human populations. The hope of such technologies center around a field still in its infancy, collectively known as carbon dioxide removal technologies, or CDRs."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Earther: Giant Space Mirrors, Engineered Glaciers: Presidential Candidate Andrew Yang Shares His Wildest Plans For Fighting Climate Change

"Among presidential candidates, Andrew Yang is perhaps the most quixotic. His radical plan universal basic income plan, which offers $1,000 per month to Americans has garnered the most attention. But his platform also includes an equally radical climate plan: Hacking the Earth to save humanity."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Harvard's Solar Geoengineering Research Program: Perspectives on the UNEA resolution

"Delegates discussed a draft resolution regarding solar geoengineering and carbon dioxide removal (CDR) at the fourth session of the UN environment assembly (UNEA), which took place from the 11th to 15th of March in Nairobi. The Swiss government put forward the draft resolution with the support of a dozen other countries. The core action proposed by the draft resolution was to “prepare an assessment of the status of geoengineering technologies, in particular, carbon dioxide removal technologies and solar radiation management,” including both current scientific evidence as well as actual and potential governance tools for these techniques."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Cornell Dept. of Development Sociology: Federal Carbon Capture and Removal Policy in the US - Erin Burns, Carbon 180 (Video)

"Erin Burns, Associate Policy Director at Carbon 180, joined the panel on "Net Zero by 2050: Carbon Dioxide Removal and the UN 1.5C Special Report". She discusses federal carbon capture and removal policy in the context of the United States."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Cornell Dept. of Development Sociology: Global Potential of Natural Forest Regeneration for Mitigating Climate Change - Robin Chazdon, WRI (Video)

"Robin Chazdon, a professor at the University of the Sunshine Coast and executive director of the Association for Tropical Biology and Conservation, discussed the global potential of natural forest regeneration to conserve biodiversity and combat climate change. Her talk was a part of the 2019 Polson Institute 'Future of Development' Symposium."

LINK


Read more »

01.04.2019

# Media

0 Comments

Cornell Dept. of Development Sociology: Carbon Dioxide Removal and the 1.5C Report - Natalie Mahowald, Cornell University (Video)

"Natalie Mahowald, lead author on the 1.5C Report and Irving Porter Church Professor of Engineering in Cornell's department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, provided the keynote for the Polson Institute's 'Future of Development' Symposium. She spoke about the IPCC's Special Report on 1.5C and the implications for carbon dioxide removal in future scenarios."

LINK


Read more »