November 2017

27.11.2017

# New Publications

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Dooley, Kate; Kartha, Sivan (2017): Land-based negative emissions. Risks for climate mitigation and impacts on sustainable development

Dooley, Kate; Kartha, Sivan (2017): Land-based negative emissions. Risks for climate mitigation and impacts on sustainable development. In Int Environ Agreements 354 (13), p. 182. DOI: 10.1007/s10784-017-9382-9.

"We argue that this is two to three times greater than the amount of land-based NETs that can be realistically assumed, given critical social objectives and ecological constraints. Embarking on a pathway that assumes unrealistically large amounts of future NETs could lead society to set near-term targets that are too lenient and thus greatly overshoot the carbon budget, without a way to undo the damage. Pathways consistent with 1.5 °C that rely on smaller amounts of NETs, however, could prove viable. This paper presents a framework for assessing the risks associated with negative emissions in the context of equity and sustainable development."

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27.11.2017

# New Publications

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Lannoy, Charles-Francois de; et al. (2017): Indirect ocean capture of atmospheric CO2. Part I. Prototype of a negative emissions technology

Lannoy, Charles-Francois de; Eisaman, Matthew D.; Jose, Arun; Karnitz, Stephen D.; DeVaul, Richard W.; Hannun, Kathy; Rivest, Jessy L.B. (2017): Indirect ocean capture of atmospheric CO 2. Part I. Prototype of a negative emissions technology. In International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2017.10.007.

"We present the design, construction, characterization, and analysis of a prototype process for a novel electrochemical platform of candidate negative emissions technologies (NETs), termed indirect ocean capture. The IOC technologies remove carbon dioxide gas from the atmosphere by leveraging both air-ocean gas exchange and the pH sensitivity of the ocean’s carbonate buffer system. The system characterized in this paper enables two configurations that capture CO2 either as a pure gas or as a solid mineral."

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27.11.2017

# Projects

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Project: BioCarbon Engineering

Large scale tree plantation using drones.

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24.11.2017

# Media

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Climate News Network: More harm than good with climate geo-engineering

"Geo-engineering might be possible – but so far it doesn’t look practical. Yet another study sees dangers in the technofix."

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24.11.2017

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C2G2: Dear Mr Zakaria: for solar geoengineering, governance matters

"On the 22nd of November, Fareed Zakaria posted a timely interview with Harvard Professor David Keith on the potential of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI) to help tackle climate change.  While much of what one hears during the programme is true, it requires a response, mainly because of what is not addressed."

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24.11.2017

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CNN: What in the World is solar geoengineering

"As global warming accelerates, can anything be done to mitigate the damage? Harvard physicist David Keith has an unusual idea to fight climate change."

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23.11.2017

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E&E News: Could a rogue nation alter clouds to combat warming?

"Gardiner fears what he calls a huge intergenerational problem. There is an older generation that might be lulled into thinking it should wait for a perfect climate solution. Gardiner believes it resembles the British in their hopes for appeasement in the years before Nazi Germany ignited World War II."

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23.11.2017

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Planetary Security Initiative: We Need to Talk About Geoengineering

"At this year’s Planetary Security Conference, C2G2 will host a workshop on Climate Geoengineering and its Potential Impacts on Security and Governance. It will bring together international security experts, policymakers and civil society, to debate the impact of climate geoengineering on development, stability, migration and human rights. "

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23.11.2017

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Nature: We can and must govern climate engineering

"Use the Montreal Protocol to manage controversial work intended to limit global warming, urges Stephen O. Andersen. "

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23.11.2017

# Media

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Vice: Chemtrails conspiracy theorists are sending death threats to climate scientists

"You’re a part of this mass conspiracy killing life on Earth as we know it,” one of the report’s authors Gernot Wagner told VICE News, quoting some of the hate mail he has received."

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