August 2016

20.08.2016

# New Publications

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Buck, Holly Jean (2016): Rapid scale-up of negative emissions technologies. Social barriers and social implications

Buck, Holly Jean (2016): Rapid scale-up of negative emissions technologies. Social barriers and social implications. In Climatic Change. DOI 10.1007/s10584-016-1770-6

"This paper reviews the existing literature on the social implications of rapidly ramping up carbon dioxide removal. It also explores the applicability of previous empirical social science research on intersecting topics, with examples drawn from research on first- and second-generation biofuels and forest carbon projects."

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19.08.2016

# Media

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Carbon Brief: IPCC special report to scrutinise ‘feasibility’ of 1.5C climate goal

"King is cautious about overstating the world’s ability to meet the 1.5C goal, given that no single technology yet exists approaching the scale that would be required. He tells Carbon Brief: “We will need negative emissions on a large-scale and for a long period of time to bring global temperatures back down to 1.5C. This isn’t possible with current technologies.”"

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19.08.2016

# New Publications

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Himmelsbach, Raffael (2016): Review of "Experiment earth. Responsible innovation in geoengineering"

Himmelsbach, Raffael (2016): Review of "Experiment earth. Responsible innovation in geoengineering". In Journal of Responsible Innovation, pp. 1–5. DOI 10.1080/23299460.2016.1210720.

"Jack Stilgoe, senior lecturer at University College London, specializes in issues of scientific governance and is the author of a framework for responsible innovation. His book “Experiment Earth: Responsible Innovation in Geoengineering” addresses the dilemma of how to responsibly govern geoengineering research without taking promises and plan B narratives at face value."

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19.08.2016

# Media

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the guardian: Time to listen to the ice scientists about the Arctic death spiral

"The Arctic’s ice is disappearing. We must reduce emissions, fast, or the human castastrophe predicted by ocean scientist Peter Wadhams will become reality. [...] He wants global action to find new ways to remove carbon from the atmosphere, and is not afraid of nuclear power – both of which answers can be swallowed – but he also argues for a colossal, global research programme in geo- engineering."

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19.08.2016

# Projects

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Project news: Red Trail Energy and EERC to Assess the Expansion of Ethanol Production through Carbon Capture and Storage

BECCS-relevant project news.

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19.08.2016

# Media

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Center for Carbon Removal: Event Recap: Future Voices in Direct Air Capture

"The Center for Carbon Removal hosted a webinar titled “Future Voices in Direct Air Capture” (DAC) on August 16th, 2016. The webinar featured insights from leading researchers and developers in the DAC field."

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16.08.2016

# New Publications

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Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Group (Ed.) (2016): ECG Bulletin

Royal Society of Chemistry Environmental Chemistry Group (Ed.) (2016): ECG Bulletin.

Including articles:

  • Harrower, Jamie (2016): Geoengineering the climate. Meeting report
  • Haigh, Johanna (2016): An introduction to geoengineering
  • Santillo, David; Johnston, Paul (2016): How can geoengineering research be regulated?
  • Robock, Alan (2016): Smoke and mirrors are not the solution to global warming

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15.08.2016

# Media

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FCEA Blog: Who May Geoengineer: Self-defense, Civil Disobedience, and Revolution (Part Two)

"[...] the paper is proceeding upon the basic normative idea that one cannot violate people’s rights in order to generate better social consequences and is then exploring whether risky geoengineering is consistent with or violates individual rights. In other words, “business as usual will be worse” is not good enough, on this view, to justify actions to intentionally violate people’s basic rights."

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15.08.2016

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 34 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 34 in 2016 is now available here.


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15.08.2016

# New Publications

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Sugiyama, Masahiro; et al. (2016): Public attitudes to climate engineering research and field experiments. Preliminary results of a web survey on students' perception in six Asia-Pacific countries

Sugiyama, Masahiro; Kosugi, Takanobu; Ishii, Atsushi; Asayama, Shinichiro (2016): Public attitudes to climate engineering research and field experiments. Preliminary results of a web survey on students' perception in six Asia-Pacific countries. In Policy Alternatives Research Institute (24).

"Here we report a preliminary analysis of an international webbased survey conducted in March 2016, targeting university students in Japan, Korea, Australia (OECD countries), China, India, and the Philippines (non-OECD), a diverse set of six countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Our questionnaire builds on earlier studies by Mercer et al. (2011) and Merk et al. (2015) but digs deeper into the aspect of field experimentation."

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