January 2017

11.01.2017

# Political Papers

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U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017): National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021

U.S. Global Change Research Program (2017): National Global Change Research Plan 2012–2021: A Triennial Update. Washington, D.C.

Mentiones CE at page 37. "While climate intervention cannot substitute for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to the changes in climate that occur, some types of deliberative climate intervention may someday be one of a portfolio of tools used in managing climate change."

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10.01.2017

# Media

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Nunatsiaq: As Arctic warms, interest in geoengineering increases

"Geoengineering could gain countries the time to change from an energy system based on dirty fossil fuels, like oil and coal, which also produce climate-warming emissions, to renewable, clean energy say its supporters."

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09.01.2017

# Media

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Science: U.S. should pursue controversial geoengineering research, federal scientists say for first time

"The U.S. government office that oversees federally funded climate research has recommended studies into two areas of geoengineering research, marking the first time scientists in the executive branch have formally called for studies in the controversial field. The move, part of a climate science planning report sent today to Congress, will likely further normalize discussion of deliberate tinkering with the atmosphere to cool the planet, and of directly collecting carbon from the sky, both topics once verboten in the climate science community. Yet the new endorsement of geoengineering research comes amid deep uncertainty about the direction that climate research will take under the new administration of President-elect Donald Trump."

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09.01.2017

# Calls & events

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News Review of Week 02 of 2017

The news review of calendar week 2 in 2017 is now available here.


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09.01.2017

# Media

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Video: Youtube Playlist of CE Videos

Youtube playlist of CE videos (lectures, other videos) compiled by Andrew Lockley.

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09.01.2017

# Media

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Center for Carbon Removal: 2017 New Year Updates

"2016 was a busy year for us at the Center for Carbon Removal and for the carbon removal field more generally. Because we expect 2017 to bring even more exciting developments, we wanted to take some time at the start of this new year to give you updates on what we have been working on, highlights from the field, and a glimpse of what we are excited about for 2017 and beyond."

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08.01.2017

# Media

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The Economic Times: 2017: Climate focus shifts as Trump moves in, China charges ahead

"Such actions may be "almost unavoidable if we want to stay below 1.5 degrees" but could also have unexpected and potentially huge side effects, such as shifting crucial monsoon rains that billions rely on for food, said Maarten van Aalst, director of the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre."

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08.01.2017

# Media

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The Capitolocene Blog: Against the geoengineering techno-fix

"The term of Capitalocene gives the indication that techno-fixes aren’t real solutions and that it is urgent to question our economic system, model of development and way of life that are unsustainable if we wish to cut down emissions."

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08.01.2017

# Media

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Environmental Guru: 5 Ways Geo-Engineering Can Solve Climate Change

"Geo-engineers are working diligently to find ways to slow down the effects of global warming and climate change. Here are five ways geo-engineering can potentially solve and prevent climate change."

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08.01.2017

# Media

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Suttgarter Nachrichten: How to turn back the climate?

German newspaper article on CDR technologies.

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