November 2019

30.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Job: Programme and Communication Associate (Internship), Climate Strategies – London

Deadline: 16. December 2019

"Through our role as a trusted neutral convener, Climate Strategies acts as a science-policy broker to facilitate multi-level engagement between researchers, policymakers and practitioners [...] The role offers opportunity to gain experience across multiple different areas of project work."

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30.11.2019

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Carbon Brief: In-depth Q&A: How ‘Article 6’ carbon markets could ‘make or break’ the Paris Agreement

"A little-known and highly technical section of the Paris Agreement could “make or break” the regime – and its aim of avoiding dangerous climate change."

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29.11.2019

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Ray, P. (2019): Renewable energy and sustainability

Ray, P. (2019): Renewable energy and sustainability. In Clean Technologies and Environmental Policy 21 (8), pp. 1517–1533. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-019-01739-4.

"Rough analysis presented here based on data that are commonly accepted, and mass and energy conservation principle with second law, seem to indicate that irrespective of correlation between carbon dioxide build-up and global warming, renewable energy, specifically direct solar energy will have to be adopted."

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29.11.2019

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Scientific American: Democratic Presidential Contenders Chart Different Paths to Clean Energy

"“To get to our goal of 100 percent sustainable energy, we will not rely on any false solutions like nuclear, geoengineering, carbon capture and sequestration, or trash incinerators,” wrote Sanders in his plan."

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29.11.2019

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The Economist: Predicting the climatic future is riddled with uncertainty

"The world's climate scientists are charged with a difficult task: to create a crystal ball with which to skry a future that promises to be hotter than today. But exactly how much hotter depends on innumerable factors, both natural and human. Creating the crystal ball is thus a two-stage process. First, you have to build a simulacrum of how Earth’s climate works. Then, you try to perturb this simulacrum with plausible future human actions, to see what picture appears."

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29.11.2019

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BBC: General election 2019: How many trees can you plant?

"The political parties have been promising huge increases in tree planting in their election manifestos."

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28.11.2019

# New Publications

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Gattuso, J.-P.; et al. (2019): Opportunities for increasing ocean action in climate strategies

Gattuso, J.-P.; et al. (2019): Opportunities for increasing ocean action in climate strategies. IDDRI, Policy Brief N°02/19.

"In this Policy Brief we assess 18 ocean-based measures to support climate policies and the revision of NDCs in the areas of mitigation and adaptation. Ocean-related measures should not be considered as a substitute for climate mitigation on land, which must also be strongly pursued for the benefit of the atmosphere as well as the ocean."

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28.11.2019

# New Publications

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Rohr, T. (2019): Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty

Rohr, Tyler (2019): "Southern Ocean Iron Fertilization: An Argument Against Commercialization but for Continued Research Amidst Lingering Uncertainty". Journal of Science Policy & Governance, Vol. 15, October 2019.

"I make that case that absent the appropriate oversight OIF activity on voluntary offset markets motivated by a reasonable market opportunity, the relative ease of deployment, and the perception of an ethical imperative, can, and will continue to, emerge. In turn, I argue that continued research is necessary to help constrain the public perception that voluntary markets depend on by further clarifying the risks, elaborating the challenges, and delegitimizing the promise of an iron bullet."

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28.11.2019

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UCalgary News: What's wrong with geoengineering climate change?

"Researchers have been coming up with some pretty interesting ideas on how to slow down climate change. From sucking carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases out of the air, to shooting particles in the stratosphere to reduce the amount of the sun’s heat from reaching Earth. But have you ever stopped to think about the potentially negative effects these ideas may have in our quest to abate climate change?"

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28.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Reactive Transport during Carbon Storage in Seafloor Basalts

Deadline: 29. November 2019

"The successful candidate will employ a reactive transport modeling approach to assess the feasible rates of CO2 injection at Ocean Networks Canada’s Cascadia Basin site in the eastern Pacific Ocean, and adapt this approach to the evaluation of other prospective sites globally."

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