November 2018

19.11.2018

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Phys.org: How algae could sustainably reduce the carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere

"In collaboration with fellow researchers, chemists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a process that, according to initial calculations, can facilitate economically removing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The latest World Climate Report (IPCC Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ° C) acknowledges the global relevance of the process."

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19.11.2018

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SWI: Is sucking CO2 from the air the answer to global warming?

"To limit global warming, it's not enough simply to reduce emissions. We also must remove CO2 from the atmosphere, a field in which Switzerland is at the forefront. What's the potential of these new technologies?"

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19.11.2018

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TheNewEconomy: Carbon-removal projects could turn back the clock on climate change

"Germany aims to cut its greenhouse gas emissions some 40 percent by 2020. This target rises to 55 percent by 2030 and 95 percent by 2050 when compared with 1990 levels. Many other countries across the world have issued similar pledges. The bad news, though, is this won’t be good enough: efforts to decarbonise the global economy have been delayed to such an extent that reducing emissions now comes too little, too late."

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19.11.2018

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YaleEnvironment360:Climate Solutions: Is It Feasible to Remove Enough CO2 from the Air?

"Stephen Pacala, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University, chaired the panel. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, he talks about why NETs are needed, what should be done to advance them, and why he believes that “direct air capture” technologies could come into widespread use within the next decade."

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19.11.2018

# New Publications

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Siegel, R. (2018): The Artificial Tree

Siegel, R. (2018): The Artificial Tree. In: Mechanical Engineering 140 (11), S. 34. DOI: 10.1115/1.2018-NOV-2.

"Inside Arizona State University in Tempe’s lab sit the parts for an artificial tree, capable of extracting carbon dioxide 1,000 times faster than a natural tree. The research team is methodically transforming the process into a machine through which carbon dioxide doesn’t get turned into fruit or roots or tree trunks, as it does with a natural tree, but simply gets collected by resin in a reversible chemical process. This article takes a closer look at the process."

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19.11.2018

# Calls & events

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Job at UCLA

Deadline: 14. January 2019

"UCLA School of Law’s Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment invites applications for a fellowship in environmental law and policy, with particular focus on the societal implications, governance, and legal and policy issues posed by climate engineering (geoengineering). The fellowship is a full-time, two-year faculty position beginning July 1, 2019."

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19.11.2018

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Vattioni, S.; et al. (2018): Exploring accumulation-mode-H2SO4 versus SO2 stratospheric sulfate geoengineering in a sectional aerosol-chemistry-climate model

Vattioni, S.; Weisenstein, D.; Keith, D.; Feinberg, A.; Peter, T.; Stenke, A. (2018): Exploring accumulation-mode-H2SO4 versus SO2 stratospheric sulfate geoengineering in a sectional aerosol-chemistry-climate model. In: Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss., S. 1–30. DOI: 10.5194/acp-2018-1070.

"In summary, this study corroborates previous studies with uncoupled aerosol and radiation modules, suggesting that, compared to SO2 injection, the direct emission of AM-H2SO4 results in more radiative forcing for the same sulfur equivalent mass injection strength and that sensitivities to different injection strategies may vary for different forms of injected sulfur."

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19.11.2018

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InTheseTimes: To Block Out the Sun

"But more dramatic approaches have crept into policy discussions, like solar radiation management, known as SRM. First imagined by scientists during the Cold War, SRM promises a comparatively cheap, quick fix: the continuous dispersal of aerosols into the atmosphere to reflect and absorb sunlight, cooling the planet. In effect, SRM means dimming the sun."

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19.11.2018

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Hamburger Abendblatt: 100 questions of life: Can we control the climate?

German article on CE.

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15.11.2018

# Calls & events

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Call for Reviewers: Registration opens for Expert and Government Reviews of the Second Order Drafts of two IPCC Special Reports

"GENEVA, November 9 - The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is inviting experts and governments to review the Second Order Drafts of two Special Reports that will be launched next year. The Expert and Government Review for the Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC) takes place between 16 November 2018 and 11 January 2019. The Special Report on Climate Change and Land (SRCCL) can be reviewed from 19 November 2018 to 14 January 2019."

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