April 2016

13.04.2016

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LinkedIn: Carbon Capture Innovation at the Right Scale

"We urgently need a new, entrepreneurial approach to discovering, testing, and engineering carbon capture. It is too expensive to put on electric power facilities, especially since wind and solar present a more reliable investment path to carbon-free electricity. A major impediment is that there is no grass-roots carbon capture market commercially testing and vetting technologies early in their development."

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13.04.2016

# Political Papers

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Center for Carbon Removal (2016): Philanthropy Beyond Carbon Neutrality. How near-term grants to carbon removal canmake long-term climate goals a reality

Center for Carbon Removal (2016): Philanthropy Beyond Carbon Neutrality. How near-term grants to carbon removal canmake long-term climate goals a reality. With assistance of Noah Deich, Gina Amador. Berkeley Energy and Climate.

"Finding path-bending negative emissions solutions will demand collaboration from a community of industry, government, academic, and philanthropic organizations — yet today we see a paucity of action from all sectors around carbon removal.
[...] Funding for this report is motivated by the hypothesis that philanthropies can have a large impact in carbon removal and that engaging philanthropies in constructive dialogue around carbon removal is urgently needed to advance our understanding and action in this area."

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13.04.2016

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DN: Playing with extreme measures (Norwegian)

"A new climate-fixing method is to let more heat escape from the atmosphere by interfering with the formation of high-altitude cirrus clouds." (translated)

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12.04.2016

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Carbon Brief: 10 options for negative emissions technologies

"Kicking off a week-long series on negative emissions technologies (NETs), Carbon Brief takes a look at the many and varied options. Tomorrow, we will publish the views of a wide range of experts who have examined the feasibility of NETs."

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12.04.2016

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Climate Central: Farmland Could Play Key Role in Tackling Climate Change

Response to Paustian, Keith; et al. (2016). "The earth’s soil stores a lot of carbon from the atmosphere, and managing it with the climate in mind may be an important part of reducing greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming, according to a paper published Wednesday in the journal Nature."

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12.04.2016

# New Publications

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Paustian, Keith; et al. (2016): Climate-smart soils

Paustian, Keith; Lehmann, Johannes; Ogle, Stephen; Reay, David; Robertson, G. Philip; Smith, Pete (2016): Climate-smart soils. In Nature 532 (7597), pp. 49–57. DOI 10.1038/nature17174.

"Here we highlight ‘state of the art’ soil greenhouse gas research, summarize mitigation practices and potentials, identify gaps in data and understanding and suggest ways to close such gaps through new research, technology and collaboration."

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12.04.2016

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Chemical & Engineering News: Regenerating degraded dirt

"Soil carbon sequestration has the potential to offset 5–15% of current global fossil-fuel emissions, according to estimates by Rattan Lal, director of the Carbon Management & Sequestration Center at Ohio State University."

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12.04.2016

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Modern Farmer: Carbon Farming: Hope for a Hot Planet

"Carbon farming. The phrase is suddenly on the lips of every major player in the sustainable food movement."

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12.04.2016

# Calls & events

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Job: Research Director, Geoengineering

"Reporting to the faculty Principal Investigator, the Research Director will play a key role in multiple major research projects within the Science, Technology, and Public Policy program of the Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs to examine social science dimensions of solar geoengineering as a possible policy response option to help manage risks from climate change."

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12.04.2016

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New York Times: Global Warming Gives Science Behind Nuclear Winter a New Purpose

"With global temperatures rising inexorably, some scientists and national security theorists have pondered cooling things down by tinkering mechanically with the planet’s climate."

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