October 2019

29.10.2019

# New Publications

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Jinnah, Sikina; Nicholson, Simon: The hidden politics of climate engineering

Jinnah, Sikina; Nicholson, Simon: The hidden politics of climate engineering. In Nat. Geosci., pp. 1–4. DOI: 10.1038/s41561-019-0483-7.

"Governments disagree even on the current state of climate change engineering governance, as became clear at the 2019 United Nations Environment Assembly negotiations. They must develop mechanisms to provide policy-relevant knowledge, clarify uncertainties and head off potential distributional impacts."

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28.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 44 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 44 in 2019 is now available here.


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28.10.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Symposium on Ecosystem Effects of Sulfate Geoengineering

1 November 2019, University of Minnesota / USA

"To introduce and explore this important topic, we are holding a one-day symposium funded by the UMN Institute on the Environment. The plenary speakers for the event will be Lili Xia (Rutgers), Chris Trisos (University of Cape Town), Peter Irvine (Harvard/University College London), and Jonathan Proctor (Harvard)."

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28.10.2019

# Media

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Blog post on Prentice's Climate Group: Colin Prentice: Alternative facts and carbon cycle.

"In today’s issue of ScienceBastin et al. hit back at critics (no less than four technical comments and three letters published today draw attention to errors and/or omissions in their original paper!). They have, at least, withdrawn their misleading claim that tree planting is the “best solution” to climate change."

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28.10.2019

# New Publications

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Jacobson, Mark Z. (2019): The Health and Climate Impacts of Carbon Capture and Direct Air Capture

Jacobson, Mark Z. (2019): The Health and Climate Impacts of Carbon Capture and Direct Air Capture. In Energy Environ. Sci. DOI: 10.1039/C9EE02709B.

"Data from a coal with carbon capture and use (CCU) plant and a synthetic direct air carbon capture and use (SDACCU) plant are analyzed for the equipment’s ability, alone, to reduce CO2. In both plants, natural gas turbines power the equipment."

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28.10.2019

# Media

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Medium: The Short List Of Climate Actions That Will Work

"There is more consensus on what solutions are effective than there appears to be."

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28.10.2019

# Media

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GreenBiz: The sensible, sexy and strange world of carbontech

"The idea of pulling CO2 out of the air and turning it into a product to be sold for profit has been attracting a lot of attention lately, and even a few dollars. And the number of startups working in carbon capture and use (CCU), also known as carbontech, has ballooned in recent years."

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28.10.2019

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Mongabay: $85 million initiative to scale up agroforestry in Africa announced

"A coalition of NGOs recently announced “the biggest land restoration project ever seen,” starting with an $85 million project to scale up agroforestry in Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Kenya and Ethiopia."

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28.10.2019

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Carbon Brief: Guest post by Prof. Duncan McLaren: The problem with net-zero emissions targets

"However, our newly published research – based on findings from expert interviews and stakeholder deliberations – suggests that combining emissions reductions and negative emissions into a single target of reaching “net-zero” may create problems. These could include delayed emissions cuts, but also insufficient focus on developing negative emissions technologies."

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25.10.2019

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MIT News: MIT engineers develop a new way to remove carbon dioxide from air

"A new way of removing carbon dioxide from a stream of air could provide a significant tool in the battle against climate change. The new system can work on the gas at virtually any concentration level, even down to the roughly 400 parts per million currently found in the atmosphere."

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