November 2015

09.11.2015

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News Review of Week 46

The news review of calendar week 46 in 2015 is now available here.


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09.11.2015

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EcoWatch: Can Geoengineering Tame Devastating Hurricanes?

Response to Moore, John C.; et al. (2015). "Scientists think they know, in principle, how to tame hurricanes and reduce storm surge risks."

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09.11.2015

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Huffington Post: Cooling the Climate with Giant Seaweed Farming

"Australian climate scientist Tim Flannery suggests we could cool the climate with massive seaweed farms to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere."

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09.11.2015

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taz: Coral reefs will disappear (German)

German newspaper article on ocean acidification and coral depletion. The German ministry for education and research (BMBF) sais that they do not support research into ocean liming.

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09.11.2015

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the guardian: Scientists warned the US president about global warming 50 years ago today

"These climate scientists warned President Johnson in 1965 not just of the dangers associated with human-caused global warming, but also that we might eventually have to consider geoengineering the climate to offset that warming and the risks that we’re causing by inadvertently running a dangerous experiment with the Earth’s climate."

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07.11.2015

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Virgin Earth: The implications of demonstrating the economic removal of carbon dioxide from air

"I had the pleasure of attending Carbon Engineering’s pilot plant opening on Friday, October 9 in Squamish, British Columbia. Founded in 2009, Carbon Engineering is one of the pioneering companies that is seeking to disrupt the status quo by sourcing carbon dioxide (CO2) from air."

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07.11.2015

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The Atlantic: Will Our Grandchildren Say That We Changed the Earth Too Little?

"Oliver Morton has written a great book about geoengineering, and that is no small achievement. Say that word aloud—“geoengineering”—and it sounds wonky and remote. But there is a good chance that “geoengineering” will soon be on the lips of every politician on this planet."

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07.11.2015

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Die Welt: Climate activists calculate in favor of the two degrees aim

German newspaper article on the UNEP report and possible CE alternatives.

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06.11.2015

# Political Papers

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Biofuelwatch (2015): Smoke and Mirrors. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)

Biofuelwatch (2015): Smoke and Mirrors. Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS). Policy briefing.

"However, while BECCS might pose a major threat to biodiversity in theory, there is virtually no possibility of large-scale BECCS application because the technologies are technically and economically unviable. The real threats posed by promotion of BECCS are ongoing distraction from the urgent necessity of a rapid phase out of fossil fuel burning and ecosystem and biodiversity destruction, and the distraction of attention away from genuine and credible ways of sequestering carbon: agroecology and ecosystem regeneration."

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06.11.2015

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GreenBiz: Beyond emissions: The promise of products from captured carbon

"But there’s another way to tackle the problem: Remove carbon from the air. That was the topic of a provocative session at VERGE 2015 in San Jose last week at which Noah Deich, founder of a non-profit business incubator called the Center for Carbon Removal, discussed the concept with several scientists and entrepreneurs working on in the field."

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