July 2019

29.07.2019

# Media

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Clean Air Task Force: CCS Could Reduce 49 Million Tonnes of CO2 Emissions From Coal & Gas Power Plants

"Incentivized by 45Q tax credits, CCS deployment in the U.S. power sector could help capture and store 49 million metric tonnes. This is equivalent to removing roughly 7 million cars off the road. In our scenario, the model chooses to build CCS only in the form of retrofits on existing coal and gas plants. The model also chooses to send all of the captured CO2 into storage through EOR implying that storage in saline reservoirs is economically less favorable in comparison."

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29.07.2019

# New Publications

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Helwegen, K.; et al. (2019): Complementing CO2 emission reduction by solar radiation management might strongly enhance future welfare

Helwegen, K.; Wieners, C.; Frank, J.; Dijkstra, H. (2019): Complementing CO2 emission reduction by solar radiation management might strongly enhance future welfare. In: Earth Syst. Dynam. 10 (3), S. 453–472. DOI: 10.5194/esd-10-453-2019.

"Solar radiation management (SRM) has been proposed as a means to reduce global warming in spite of high greenhouse-gas concentrations and to lower the chance of warming-induced tipping points. However, SRM may cause economic damages and its feasibility is still uncertain. To investigate the trade-off between these (economic) gains and damages, we incorporate SRM into a stochastic dynamic integrated assessment model and perform the first rigorous cost–benefit analysis of sulfate-based SRM under uncertainty, treating warming-induced climate tipping and SRM failure as stochastic elements."

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29.07.2019

# New Publications

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Colvin, R.; et al. (2019): Learning from the Climate Change Debate to Avoid Polarisation on Negative Emissions

Colvin, R.; Kemp, L.; Talberg, A.; Castella, C. de; Downie, C.; Friel, S. et al. (2019): Learning from the Climate Change Debate to Avoid Polarisation on Negative Emissions. In: Environmental Communication 28, S. 1–13. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2019.1630463.

"This paper identifies critical lessons from the climate change experience to guide how communications and engagement on negative emissions can be conducted to encourage functional public and policy discourse. Negative emissions technologies present a significant opportunity for limiting climate change, and are likely to be necessary to keep warming below 2°C."

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29.07.2019

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Forum for Climate Engineering: Researching at the Top of a Slippery Slope?

"Does researching geoengineering—specifically, stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI)—lead us onto a slippery slope, at the bottom of which awaits the deployment of a morally objectionable technology? Should we perhaps abandon research now on account of the possibility that we’ll slide down such a slope? In a recent publication, I argued that we should be cognizant of the possibility for research into SAI to lead to objectionable deployment scenarios."

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29.07.2019

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The Economist: How to cool the planet (Video)

"Global warming is probably the biggest threat facing humanity. If all else fails, could climate-controlling technology be the answer?"

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29.07.2019

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Pressebox: Geoengineerin Technologies: 4. Carbon Capture and Storage (German)

German article on CE

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29.07.2019

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ScienceDaily: The geoengineering of consent: How conspiracists dominate YouTube climate science content

"Using YouTube to learn about climate-change-related topics will expose you to video content that mostly opposes worldwide scientific consensus."

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29.07.2019

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The Guardian: Most YouTube climate change videos 'oppose the consensus view'

"The results for the search terms climate, climate change, climate science and global warming mostly reflected the scientific consensus view. Allgaier said this was because many contained excerpts from TV news programmes or documentaries. The same could not be said for the results of searches related to chemtrails, climate engineering, climate hacking, climate manipulation, climate modification and geoengineering."

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25.07.2019

# New Publications

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Jinnah, S.; et al. (2019): Governing Climate Engineering: A Proposal for Immediate Governance of Solar Radiation Management

Jinnah, S.; Nicholson, S.; Morrow, D.; Dove, Z.; Wapner, P.; Valdivia, W. et al. (2019): Governing Climate Engineering: A Proposal for Immediate Governance of Solar Radiation Management. In: Sustainability 11 (14), S. 3954. DOI: 10.3390/su11143954.

"Solar radiation management (SRM) technologies would reflect a small amount of incoming solar radiation back into space before the radiation can warm the planet. Although SRM may emerge as a useful component of a global response to climate change, there is also good reason for caution."

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25.07.2019

# Calls & events

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Job at NTNU: PhD in Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Sector

Deadline: 16. August 2019

"We have a vacancy for a 3 year PhD position in the Industrial Ecology Program (IndEcol), within the Department of Energy and Process Engineering. The PhD position is part of the research project Climate Change Mitigation in the Maritime Sector (CLIMMS) funded by the Norwegian Research Council."

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