August 2019

30.08.2019

# Calls & events

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Event: Distinguished Lecture - Carbon Dioxide Removal: An Essential Element for Meeting Global Climate Goals

17. September 2019, Pittsburgh, PA / US

"Join the Scott Institute and the Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy for a Distinguished Lecture featuring Scott Institute Professor of the Practice and Energy Futures Initiative Principal Joseph Hezir. The Carnegie Mellon Heinz College and Chemical Engineering alumnus will discuss carbon dioxide removal's role in climate change mitigation."

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30.08.2019

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ExxonMobil: ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials to explore new carbon capture technology

"ExxonMobil and Mosaic Materials said today that they have entered into an agreement to explore the advancement of breakthrough technology that can remove carbon dioxide from emissions sources."

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30.08.2019

# New Publications

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Hohlwegler, P. (2019): Moral Conflicts of several “Green” terrestrial Negative Emission Technologies regarding the Human Right to Adequate Food – A Review

Hohlwegler, Patrick (2019): Moral Conflicts of several “Green” terrestrial Negative Emission Technologies regarding the Human Right to Adequate Food – A Review. In: Adv. Geosci. 49, S. 37–45. DOI: 10.5194/adgeo-49-37-2019.

" In this paper, I investigated whether BECCS, AR and EW would cause moral conflicts regarding the human right to adequate food if implemented on a scale sufficient to limit global warming “to well below 2 C”. Reviewing recent publications concerning BECCS, AR and EW, I found that EW would not conflict with the human right to adequate food but would likely even promote agricultural food production due to a higher nutrient provision."

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30.08.2019

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Call for Attendance: Carbon Removal Network Meet-Up

Tickets are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

"You are invited to join the Carbon Removal Network for an evening of discussion on revolutionising and restoring our relationship with the carbon cycle."

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30.08.2019

# Media

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GreenBiz: Can blockchain catalyze carbon removal?

"When online payments entrepreneur Stripe last week declared its intention to achieve “negative emissions” — by funding carbon removal projects, not just traditional offsets — I could practically hear Nori CEO Paul Gambill cheering from the blockchain startup’s Seattle headquarters."

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30.08.2019

# New Publications

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Crowther, T. W.; et al. (2019): The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry

Crowther, T. W.; van den Hoogen, J.; Wan, J.; Mayes, M. A.; Keiser, A. D.; Mo, L. et al. (2019): The global soil community and its influence on biogeochemistry. In: Science (New York, N.Y.) 365 (6455). DOI: 10.1126/science.aav0550.

"Crowther et al. review the state of science relating soil organisms to biogeochemical processes, focusing particularly on the importance of microbial community variation on decomposition and turnover of soil organic matter."

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30.08.2019

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Taipei Times: "Geoengineering Trojan horses threaten Earth"

"Although the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the progress toward reducing greenhouse gas emissions remains as disappointing as ever, leading some to tout new technological solutions that could supposedly save the day."

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30.08.2019

# Political Papers

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UK Parliament: Government’s target for ‘net-zero’ by 2050 undeliverable unless clean growth policies introduced

"The Science and Technology Committee has highlighted the lack of Government policies in place to deliver the net zero target by 2050 and recommends 10 steps the Government should take to meet this legally binding target."

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30.08.2019

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The Verge: As a last resort, Andrew Yang proposes space mirrors to save the planet

"Presidential hopeful Andrew Yang has delivered a climate plan that fleshes out his dreams for a geoengineered world. According to his proposal, which was released on August 26th, it’ll take 20 years, $4.87 trillion, and maybe even space mirrors to prevent a climate catastrophe."

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30.08.2019

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NCAR & UCAR News: New consortium brings together solar geoengineering modeling experts

"Many of the country’s top solar geoengineering researchers have banded together to form a modeling consortium aimed at identifying gaps in our current understanding, prioritizing research that can fill those gaps, and pooling resources."

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