September 2016

19.09.2016

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News Review of Week 39 of 2016

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19.09.2016

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Geden, Oliver (2016): The Paris Agreement and the inherent inconsistency of climate policymaking

Geden, Oliver (2016): The Paris Agreement and the inherent inconsistency of climate policymaking. In WIREs Clim Change. DOI 10.1002/wcc.427.

"Until now, there has been no serious questioning of the intention to limit the temperature increase to 2 or even 1.5 °C. Not that many in the climate research community seem to grasp the political rationalities behind the setting of long-term policy targets. Even the mainstream policy discourse assumes consistency between talk, decisions, and actions."

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19.09.2016

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McLaren, Duncan; et al. (2016): Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering. evidence from secondary analysis of public deliberation (in press)

McLaren, Duncan; Parkhill, Karen; Corner, Adam; Vaughan, Naomi E.; Pidgeon, Nick (2016): Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering. evidence from secondary analysis of public deliberation (in press). In Global Environmental Change. DOI 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2016.09.002.

"Secondary analysis of transcripts of public dialogues on climate engineering indicates that justice concerns are an important but as yet under-recognised dimension influencing public reactions to these emerging techniques. This paper describes and explores justice issues raised by participants in a series of deliberative public engagement meetings."

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19.09.2016

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taz: If one know that damagingt then it must be forbidden (German)

German newspaper interview ith Ottmar Edenhofer and Barbara Unmüßig on climate policy, CE and negative emissions.

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17.09.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal Newsletter Sept 15

"THIS WEEK IN CARBON REMOVAL is a newsletter from the Center for Carbon Removal that provides weekly updates on the latest news, events, and research in the carbon removal field. Stay engaged and let us know what you think via TwitterFacebook, and via the comments section of our blog!"

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17.09.2016

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Oxford Martin Opinion: CO2 capture may be our only option for stabilising temperatures - we need to find out the costs, fast

"A global ban on fossil fuels is neither affordable nor enforceable, so capture and disposal of CO2 is the only option. Assuming we don’t want to turn the world over to cultivating biofuels and resort to eating insects, then there will always be some uses of fossil fuels for which there is no effective non-fossil substitute, much as environmentalists hate to admit it."

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15.09.2016

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Lockley, Andrew; Coffman, D’Maris (2016): Distinguishing morale hazard from moral hazard in geoengineering

Lockley, Andrew; Coffman, D’Maris (2016): Distinguishing morale hazard from moral hazard in geoengineering. In Environmental Law Review 18 (3), pp. 194–204. DOI 10.1177/1461452916659830.

"We investigate the definitions and use of the term ‘moral hazard’, and the related (but significantly different) concept of ‘morale hazard,’ in relevant law, economic and insurance literatures. We find that ‘moral hazard’ has been generally misapplied in discussions of geoengineering, which perhaps explains unexpected difficulties in detecting expected effects experimentally."

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15.09.2016

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Moriyama, Ryo; et al. (2016): The cost of stratospheric climate engineering revisited

Moriyama, Ryo; Sugiyama, Masahiro; Kurosawa, Atsushi; Masuda, Kooiti; Tsuzuki, Kazuhiro; Ishimoto, Yuki (2016): The cost of stratospheric climate engineering revisited. In Mitig Adapt Strateg Glob Change. DOI 10.1007/s11027-016-9723-y.

"Here, we critically synthesize previous estimates of the underlying parameters and examine the total costs of SAI. It is evident that there have been inconsistencies in some assumptions and the application of overly optimistic parameter values in previous studies, which have led to an overall underestimation of the cost of aircraft-based SAI with sulfate aerosols."

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15.09.2016

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Climate Central: CO2, Climate Change Seen As Waste Disposal Challenge

"David Archer: “Imagine not taking out the garbage for a whole year,” he said. “Your living space might be, what, knee-deep in garbage? Waist deep? If you also couldn’t take out the fossil fuel CO2 garbage, it would fill your house to the roof several times in that year, and you’d die.”"

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12.09.2016

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News Review of Week 38 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 38 in 2016 is now available here.


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