September 2019

30.09.2019

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Die Zeit: The only thing left to do is tinker with the climate

German newspaper article on CE methods.

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30.09.2019

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SHZ: With stones against climate change?

German newspaper article on ocean-based CDR research at GEOMAR.

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30.09.2019

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The Guardian: UN hosts drive to suck back carbon and reverse climate change

"New York forum aims to ‘restore’ the climate by reducing atmospheric levels of carbon to those of a century ago"

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30.09.2019

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Neue Zürcher Zeitung: We led the planet and its stable, mild climate into a new geological epoch: the Anthropocene

German newspaper article about Paul Crutzen and his ozone research.

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30.09.2019

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Reuters: FEATURE-Startups strive to recycle emissions for 'new carbon economy'

"Jennifer Holmgren, chief executive of carbon recycling firm LanzaTech, explained modestly how the Chicago-based startup had cut multi-million-dollar deals on four continents, including in China, aimed at helping curb climate change and air pollution."

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30.09.2019

# New Publications

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Hoegh-Guldberg, O.; et al. (2019): The ocean is key to achieving climate and societal goals

Hoegh-Guldberg, Ove; Northrop, Eliza; Lubchenco, Jane (2019): The ocean is key to achieving climate and societal goals. In: Science 365 (6460), S. 1372–1374. DOI: 10.1126/science.aaz4390.

"The just-released Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on the ocean and cryosphere in a changing climate (SROCC) (1) details the immense pressure that climate change is exerting on ocean ecosystems and portrays a disastrous future for most life in the ocean and for the billions of people who depend on it unless anthropogenic greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are slashed. [...] We highlight the report's analysis of the mitigation potential and the required research, technology, and policy developments for five ocean-based mitigation areas of action: renewable energy; shipping and transport; protection and restoration of coastal and marine ecosystems; fisheries, aquaculture, and shifting diets; and carbon storage in the seabed (see the figure). "

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30.09.2019

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Withey, P.; et al. (2019): Quantifying the global warming potential of carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Withey, Patrick; Johnston, Craig; Guo, Jinggang (2019): Quantifying the global warming potential of carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 115, S. 109408. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2019.109408.

"This study provides estimates of the global warming potential (GWP) of carbon dioxide emissions from bioenergy produced from forests (termed GWPbio). The specific contribution of the study is twofold. First, we consider how GWPbio will be impacted by the inclusion of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology. Second, we determine how the assumed baseline or reference scenario impacts GWPbio, considering both bioenergy harvests from currently unmanaged land and harvest residues from currently managed forest lands. "

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30.09.2019

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Rogelj, J.; et al. (2019): A new scenario logic for the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal

Rogelj, Joeri; Huppmann, Daniel; Krey, Volker; Riahi, Keywan; Clarke, Leon; Gidden, Matthew et al. (2019): A new scenario logic for the Paris Agreement long-term temperature goal. In: Nature 573 (7774), S. 357–363. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-019-1541-4.

"The approach proposed here closely mirrors the intentions of the United Nations Paris Agreement, and makes questions of intergenerational equity into explicit design choices."

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30.09.2019

# Political Papers

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Geden, O.; et al. (2019): Climate Neutrality as Long-term Strategy. The EU’s Net Zero Target and Its Consequences for Member States

Geden, Oliver; Schenuit, Felix; Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (German Institute for International and Security Affairs): Climate Neutrality as Long-term Strategy. The EU’s Net Zero Target and Its Consequences for Member States. In: SWP Comment 2019/C (33). DOI: 10.18449/2019C33.

"As a traditional frontrunner in international climate policy, the European Union (EU) is under great pressure to meet global expectations. In 2020, it must present its long-term decarbonisation strategy to the United Nations. Political attention has so far focussed on the lack of consensus among the Member States on whether they should adopt the European Commission’s proposed goal of “greenhouse gas neutrality” by 2050. Two aspects of this decision have hardly been debated so far – first, the ques­tion of whether this will herald the end of differentiated reduction commitments by Member States, and second, the tightening of the EU climate target for 2030. National governments and climate policymakers will have to take both issues into account."

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30.09.2019

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Video: New Tools for Climate Repair - An Introduction for Engineers

Videos of the presentations at Institute of Mechanical Engineers meeting  in London on 9 September 2019:

  • Sir David King - A Fresh Look At Humanity's Greatest Ever Challenge - Climate Repair (42 minutes)
  • Professor Jim Haywood - Climate Repair - Why We May Need It (20 minutes) 
  • Dr Renaud de Richter - Iron Salt Aerosol - A Natural Method to Remove Methane and Other Greenhouse Gases (27 minutes)  
  • Question and Answer session (31 minutes)

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