August 2018

27.08.2018

# New Publications

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Vinca, A.; et al. (2018): The role of carbon capture and storage electricity in attaining 1.5 and 2 °C

Vinca, A.; Rottoli, M.; Marangoni, G.; Tavoni, M. (2018): The role of carbon capture and storage electricity in attaining 1.5 and 2 °C. In: International Journal of Greenhouse Gas Control 78, S. 148–159. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijggc.2018.07.020.

"[...] Our research suggests that stringent temperature scenarios constrain fossil fuel CCS based deployment, which is maximum for medium policy targets. On the other hand, Biomass CCS, along with renewables, increases with the temperature stringency. Moreover, the relative importance of cost and performance parameters change with the climate target. Cost uncertainty matters in less stringent policy cases, whereas performance matters for lower temperature targets."

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27.08.2018

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Olsson, L.; et al. (2018): Social fields and natural systems. Integrating knowledge about society and nature

Olsson, L.; Jerneck, A. (2018): Social fields and natural systems. Integrating knowledge about society and nature. In: E&S 23 (3). DOI: 10.5751/ES-10333-230326.

"We make three contributions. First, we identify important reasons for the incommensurability between the social and natural sciences, and propose remedies for overcoming some of the difficulties in integrative research. Second, we show how sustainability science will benefit from drawing more deeply on—and thus more adequately incorporate—social science understandings of society and the social, including field theory. Third, we illustrate the suggested approach of social fields and natural systems in two examples that are highly relevant for both sustainability science and sustainability itself, one on climate change adaptation and one on geoengineering."

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27.08.2018

# New Publications

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Flegal, J. A. (2018): The Evidentiary Politics of the Geoengineering Imaginary

Flegal, J. A. (2018): The Evidentiary Politics of the Geoengineering Imaginary. UC Berkeley. ProQuest ID: Flegal_berkeley_0028E_17917. Merritt ID: ark:/13030/m5353h0c. Retrieved from https://escholarship.org/uc/item/4887x5kh

"This dissertation investigates the ways in which societies are coming to know and govern solar geoengineering. The question at the heart of this dissertation is not whether solar geoengineering will succeed, or even whether it should, but rather what makes it --- and its governance --- imaginable. To this end, the bulk of this dissertation aimed to analyze the co-production of the evidence --- and governance assumptions --- for a sociotechnical system that does not yet exist."

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27.08.2018

# Media

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Frankfurter Allgemeine: Climate rescue, a dangerous game (German)

German article on CE.

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27.08.2018

# Media

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The Guardian: 'Rain dancing 2.0': should humans be using tech to control the weather?

"The devices are being blamed for causing a drought during months when farmers near the German carmaker’s plant in Puebla expected plenty of rain."

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27.08.2018

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: Scenarios Forum 2019

Deadline: 28. September 2018

"The Scenarios Forum welcomes abstracts for oral or poster presentations on a wide range of topics related to sustainability, including but not limited to climate change. Abstracts may be submitted to one of the 40 sessions that have been proposed by the community, or to an Open category. Abstracts submitted to the Open category will receive equal attention and those accepted will be assigned to new or existing sessions."

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23.08.2018

# New Publications

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Beck, S.; et al. (2018): The IPCC and the new map of science and politics

Beck, S.; Mahony, M. (2018): The IPCC and the new map of science and politics. In: WIREs Clim Change 30 (4), e547. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.547.

"In this study, we review work which seeks to understand and interpret the place of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) within the science and politics of climate change in the context of a post-Paris polycentric governance regime and the culture of “post-truth” politics. Focusing on studies of how the IPCC has sought to maintain a boundary between the scientific and the political, we offer an historical account of “boundary work” within the IPCC which is instructive for thinking, in an anticipative mode, about emerging and likely challenges to the IPCC's position as a science–policy boundary organization."

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23.08.2018

# Media

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Eos: Countergeoengineering Could Ease or Escalate Climate Tensions

"Rising global temperatures have prompted a flurry of investigations into large-scale geoengineering efforts that could potentially help keep Earth cool. One proposed strategy is solar geoengineering, which would most likely involve the release of aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect solar radiation back into space, preventing it from heating the planet."

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23.08.2018

# New Publications

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Lombardozzi, D.; et al. (2018): Triose phosphate limitation in photosynthesis models reduces leaf photosynthesis and global terrestrial carbon storage

Lombardozzi, D.; Smith, N.; Cheng, S.; Dukes, J.; Sharkey, T.; Rogers, A. et al. (2018): Triose phosphate limitation in photosynthesis models reduces leaf photosynthesis and global terrestrial carbon storage. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 13 (7), S. 74025. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aacf68.

"Here, we assess the impact of changing the representation of TPU limitation on leaf- and global-scale processes. At the leaf scale, TPU limits photosynthesis at cold temperatures, high CO2 concentrations, and high light levels. Consistent with leaf-scale results, global simulations using the Community Land Model version 4.5 illustrate that the standard representation of TPU limits carbon gain under present day and future conditions, most consistently at high latitudes."

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23.08.2018

# New Publications

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Matzner, N.; et al. (2018): Verantwortungsvoll das Klima manipulieren? Unsicherheit und Verantwortung im Diskurs um Climate Engineering

Matzner, N.; Barben, D. (2018): Verantwortungsvoll das Klima manipulieren? Unsicherheit und Verantwortung im Diskurs um Climate Engineering. In Nina Janich, Lisa Rhein (Eds.): Unsicherheit als Herausforderung für die Wissenschaft. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 143–178.

"In this article, we will conduct a discourse analysis of “uncertainty” and “responsibility” in five discourse arenas – i.e., science, policy, science-policy interface, NGOs and think tanks – showing how articulations of uncertainty and responsibility vary between as well as within arenas. We will conclude that neither “uncertainty” nor “responsibility” provide any clear guidance on how to deal with CE and global warming but that, instead, one has to comprehend how divergent aspects of uncertainty and responsibility are articulated and framed such that they constitute competing approaches to governing CE and global warming."

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