November 2016

12.11.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal: Profiles in Carbon Removal: Tom Price

"Happy November CCR followers! Welcome to the monthly series on our blog called "Profiles in Carbon Removal". Here, we share stories about individuals working on carbon removal. Meet Tom Price. Tom focuses on fighting climate change and improving energy access through his work with All Power Labs. Read his answers to our questions below!"

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12.11.2016

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IISD: CBD Report Highlights Uncertainties of Geoengineering Assessment

"The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has reported on the potential impacts of geoengineering techniques on biodiversity and regulatory developments. The technical report provides an update on these issues following 2012 technical studies on the impacts of climate-related geoengineering on biodiversity and the regulatory framework for climate-related geoengineering relevant to the Convention."

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10.11.2016

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Pasztorf, Janos; et al. (30.10.2016): Briefing Paper on Climate Engineering

Pasztorf, Janos; Nicholson, Simon; Morrow, David R. (30.10.2016): Briefing Paper on Climate Engineering. Carnegie Council (Briefing).

"Climate engineering (also often referred to as climate geoengineering or simply geoengineering) is defined as large-scale, deliberate intervention in the Earth system to counteract climate change. Two major sets of techniques are usually included: those that could remove significant amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere (carbon dioxide removal—CDR), and those that might offset the amount of incoming solar radiation in order to cool the planet (solar radiation management—SRM). Recently there has been increasing discussion about the potential development and deployment of climate engineering."

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10.11.2016

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The Conversation: Keeping warming below 1.5℃ is possible - but we can’t rely on removing carbon from the atmosphere

"But scientists are becoming increasingly sceptical of the concept, as it may create more problems than it solves, or fail to deliver. Instead, we need to ramp up action before 2020, before even the earliest targets of the Paris Agreement."

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10.11.2016

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GreenBiz: Climate math makes carbon removal a must

"The math is harsh and the challenge enormous. If we want to avoid the climate-energy scenarios spelled out in Paris, we must embrace — and invest in — negative emissions technology to facilitate the removal of billions of tons of CO2 from the atmosphere, starting in 25 years. For perspective, 1 billion tons is roughly twice the weight of all the people on Earth."

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09.11.2016

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Information is Beautiful: Extreme global warming solutions currently on the table

Visualization of Royal Society (2009) data.

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08.11.2016

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Center for Carbon Removal: Carbon Removal Spotlight: Afforest4Future

"Here, at the Center for Carbon Removal, we aim to highlight the entrepreneurs and projects in the carbon removal space. We sat down with Vesela Tanaskovic, Chief Scientific Officer of Afforest4Future, to discuss how her group is working to rebuild soils in desert regions. Read our conversation below! "

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07.11.2016

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News Review of Week 46 of 2016

The news review of calendar week 46 in 2016 is now available here.


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07.11.2016

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Two Degree or Not Two Degree? Blog: Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) Part 2

"Last week I introduced the geoengineering technique which is typically seen as the least controversial; Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage. BECCS is nicely summarised in the diagram below, showing how carbon is removed from the atmosphere by growing biomass for fuel and energy production. The carbon released during production is then stored, so it does not go back into the atmosphere."

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07.11.2016

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Athens Science Observer: Can we SCIENCE! our way out of climate change?

"Could this be our solution? Can we bank on scientists and geoengineers to cool down the planet?"

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