January 2016

28.01.2016

# New Publications

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Kothandaraman, Jotheeswari; et al. (2016): Conversion of CO2 from Air into Methanol Using a Polyamine and a Homogeneous Ruthenium Catalyst

"For the first time, we have demonstrated that CO2 captured from air can be directly converted to CH3OH in 79% yield using a homogeneous catalytic system."

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28.01.2016

# Media

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Slate: One Way Geoengineering Might Get Started

"In this excerpt from The Planet Remade, Oliver Morton imagines that a group of countries threatened by climate change go rogue."

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28.01.2016

# Media

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Slate: Three Slightly Crazy Plans Geoengineers Have to Save the World From Global Warming

"In the video above, we boil some of that knowledge down to its essence, discussing risks and rewards associated with three of the most viable proposals. Whether geoengineering ends up saving the world or turns out to be a giant dud, this video will help ensure that you’re informed about whatever’s ahead."

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27.01.2016

# New Publications

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Merk, Christine; Pönitzsch, Gert (2016): The role of affect in attitude formation toward new technologies: The case of stratospheric aerosol injection

Merk, Christine; Pönitzsch, Gert (2016): The role of affect in attitude formation toward new technologies: The case of stratospheric aerosol injection. Kiel Institute for the World Economy (Kiel Working Paper, 2024).

"This paper analyzes determinants of technology acceptance and their interdependence. [...] We test this framework
using survey data on the acceptance of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI), a technology that could
be used to counteract global warming."

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26.01.2016

# Media

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ETC Group: ETC's Irreverent Review of 2015... and (possibly) Irrelevant Preview of 2016

"Much of this was El Niño, of course, but some of it was climate change – and all of it wound up in Paris with calls for geoengineering …2015 was the year that ended dangerously."

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26.01.2016

# Projects

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Project at Climate CoLab: Geoengineering Workspace

"How can we effectively counteract the effects of rising atmospheric greenhouse gases, whether or not emissions are reduced? [...] When we launch the next geoengineering contest, you can move your proposal from here to the contest."

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26.01.2016

# Media

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Fast Co.Exist: This Fascinating Visualization Maps A Future World After Climate Geoengineering

Citing Slate's mappings. "If the world manages to cut carbon emissions enough so they peak by 2040—a goal that will be a huge challenge, despite the loftier promises made at the Paris climate talks—life will still change dramatically."

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26.01.2016

# Media

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The Center for Carbon Removal: Science Friday - Forest Carbon Sequestration

"It's Science Friday — our weekly installment of academic research on all things related to carbon removal. This week, we're focusing on biological carbon removal solutions through land management practices like reforestation and "carbon farming"."

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26.01.2016

# Media

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Yale envornment 360: How ‘Natural Geoengineering’ Can Help Slow Global Warming

"An overlooked tool in fighting climate change is enhancing biodiversity to maximize the ability of ecosystems to store carbon. Key to that strategy is preserving top predators to control populations of herbivores, whose grazing reduces the amount of CO2 that ecosystems absorb."

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26.01.2016

# Media

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Slate: The Good, Bad, and Ugly Approaches to Geoengineering

"It’s not about the technologies themselves—it’s about the way they are implemented."

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