March 2017

21.03.2017

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Newsletter of Week 11 of 2017

The newsletter of calendar week 12 in 2017 is now available here.


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20.03.2017

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Climate change: Trump’s dramatic move deserves dramatic response

"Another Union-Tribune op-ed by Jane C.S. Long — until recently the associate director for energy and environment at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory — outlines a plausible approach to taking on global warming that doesn’t require Trump’s approval. Long strongly supports conventional attempts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions. But she notes that even if all emissions stopped immediately, “mankind has already ‘bought’ a thousand years of climate change.”"

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19.03.2017

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Saturday Paper: Geoengineering against climate change

"While some scientists claim solar geoengineering could be our last, best hope to deal with climate change, others say it will open the door to entirely new risks."

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17.03.2017

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Gasworld: Climeworks to hold opening ceremony for world’s first commercial DAC plant

"The company will hold a grand opening in Hinwil near Zürich, Switzerland, on 31st May, to officially signify the occasion, where special guest speaker Julio Friedmann, a US expert in carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology, will talk about DAC and the pressing need for negative emission technologies."

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17.03.2017

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San Diego Union-Tribune: Warming up to new solutions? Our world is in need of fixes

"While the world debates commitments to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases (mitigation), staying below a 2 degree Celsius increase in temperature has become unlikely. There could come a time when mankind considers “geoengineering” to intentionally cool the planet and try to avoid the worst impacts of climate change." By Jane C. Long

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17.03.2017

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Job: Postdoctoral Opportunity: Environmental Modeling to Assess Efficacy and Unintended Consequences of Proposed Solutions to Climate and Energy Problems

(no deadline)

"We seek to understand the effectiveness of proposed solutions to climate and energy problems, and whether these proposed solutions would themselves be cause for environmental concern. Possible technologies and approaches could include widespread deployment of wind turbines, ocean thermal energy conversion, vortex engines, and solar geoengineering. It is hoped that the understanding gained would help both to reduce environmental damage and to alleviate poverty."

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17.03.2017

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung: Climate geoengineering – Experimenting with the global thermostat

"Can and should the global climate be regulated by technological means, the so called geoengineering? In our first episode of our podcast "Tipping point" our host took off to hear from experts what these approaches mean for the planet’s environment and society."

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16.03.2017

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Christian Science Monitor: New CO2 record: Is it time to geoengineer our planet?

"Ever-rising CO2 concentrations have scientists searching for ways to buy humanity time to reduce carbon emissions."

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15.03.2017

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Climate Futures: The Rise of Geoengineering and its potential impacts for the Humanitarian Sector (documentation)

Documentation of the event. "Recording of a webinar on geoengineering hosted by the IFRC. The webinar featured Pablo Suarez from the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre and Dr. David Keith, Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard University's School of Engineering."

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15.03.2017

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FCEA: Carbon Dioxide Removal/Negative Emissions Technology Workshop (documentation)

Documentation and presentation of the event. "On February 8, 2017, the Forum for Climate Engineering Assessment of American University’s School of International Service held a workshop on the potential role of carbon dioxide removal/negative emissions technologies in Berkeley, California. The event was co-sponsored by the Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society at the University of California-Berkeley and Lightworks at Arizona State University."

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