December 2018

31.12.2018

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Newsletter of Week 1 of 2019

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30.12.2018

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Zhang, Z.; et al. (2019): In-situ ion-activated carbon nanospheres with tunable ultramicroporosity for superior CO2 capture

Zhang, Z.; Luo, D.; Lui, G.; Li, G.; Jiang, G.; Cano, Z. et al. (2019): In-situ ion-activated carbon nanospheres with tunable ultramicroporosity for superior CO2 capture. In: Carbon 143, S. 531–541. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2018.10.096.

"Ultramicroporous carbon materials play a critical role in CO2 capture and separation, however facile approaches to design ultramicroporous carbon with controllable amount, ratio and size of pores are still challenging. [...] This work provides a novel and facile guideline to engineer carbon materials with abundant and tunable ultramicroporosity towards superior CO2 capture performance, which also delivers great potential in extensive applications such as water purification, catalysis, and energy storage."

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30.12.2018

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Science: Rise of carbon dioxide–absorbing mountains in tropics may set thermostat for global climate

"Hate the cold? Blame Indonesia. It may sound odd, given the contributions to global warming from the country’s 270 million people, rampant deforestation, and frequent carbon dioxide (CO2)-belching volcanic eruptions. But over much longer times, Indonesia is sucking CO2 out of the atmosphere."

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28.12.2018

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The Wire: India Should Demand International, Political Oversight for Geoengineering R&D

"Multilateral climate negotiations led by the UN have ended on disappointing notes of late. This has prompted climate scientists to weigh the pros and cons of climate geoengineering. Indian scientists, policymakers, and the public must also engage in these debates, especially given the potentially major implications of geoengineering for the monsoons in South Asia and Africa."

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28.12.2018

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Chen, Y.; et al. (2019): Economic losses of carbon emissions from circum-Arctic permafrost regions under RCP-SSP scenarios

Chen, Y.; Liu, A.; Zhang, Z.; Hope, C.; Crabbe, J. (2019): Economic losses of carbon emissions from circum-Arctic permafrost regions under RCP-SSP scenarios. In: Science of the Total Environment 658, S. 1064–1068. DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.299.

"In this study, we use the PInc-PanTher model to estimate carbon emissions from thawing permafrost in the circum-Arctic during 2010–2100 followed by the PAGE09 integrated assessment model to evaluate the net economic losses caused by these permafrost carbon emissions."

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28.12.2018

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FP Argument: The Hazard of Environmental Morality

"One pillar of conservative policy doctrine is that moral hazards should be avoided at all costs. Criticisms of universal health care, for example, are based on the idea that shielding individuals from some of the consequences of their decisions creates an incentive for riskier behavior."

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24.12.2018

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Newsletter of Week 52 of 2018

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24.12.2018

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Scientific American: Scrubbing Carbon from the Sky

"Can we remove enough CO2 from the atmosphere to slow or even reverse climate change?"

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24.12.2018

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Gambhir, A.; et al. (2018): Energy system changes in 1.5 °C, well below 2 °C and 2 °C scenarios

Gambhir, A.; Rogelj, J.; Luderer, G.; Few, S.; Napp, T. (2019): Energy system changes in 1.5 °C, well below 2 °C and 2 °C scenarios. In: Energy Strategy Reviews 23, S. 69–80. DOI: 10.1016/j.esr.2018.12.006.

"We specifically assess differences in a range of near-term indicators describing CO2 emissions reductions pathways, changes in primary energy and final energy across the economy's major sectors, in addition to more detailed metrics around the use of carbon capture and storage (CCS), negative emissions, low-carbon electricity and hydrogen."

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24.12.2018

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Call for Abstracts: 2019 Carbon Management Technology Conference

Deadline: 1. February 2019

"The 2019 Carbon Management Technology Conference (CMTC 2019) will focus on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) technologies that provide options for lowering greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining fuel diversity for sustainable growth."

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