November 2019

25.11.2019

# Media

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Newsroom: The new left-right divide on climate

"With emissions still rising, climate geo-engineering is a topic we need to debate. But political researchers fear people are falling into the same left/right tribalism that has long plagued climate politics."

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25.11.2019

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Video: Columbia SIPA Livestream: Inventing the Future: Zero Carbon Fuels and Climate Restoration

Watch the livestream of the November 22 event. 

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25.11.2019

# Political Papers

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Woods, B., and L. Stanton (2019): “Policy Brief: Technosilvicultural Reclamation for Environmental Emission Sequestration.”

Woods, Bryndis, and Liz Stanton (2019): “Policy Brief: Technosilvicultural Reclamation for Environmental Emission Sequestration.”

"This Applied Economics Clinic policy brief—prepared on behalf of the Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) and Speak for the Trees (SFTT)—compares two cutting-edge carbon dioxide emission sequestration (or storage) technologies on the basis of cost, history of success, near-term commercial viability, co-benefits, and potential risks: 1) Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS), and 2) Technosilvicultural Reclamation for Environmental Emission Sequestration (TREES)."

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24.11.2019

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Hydrocarbon Engineering: ExxonMobil and FuelCell sign carbon capture agreement

"ExxonMobil and FuelCell Energy, Inc. have signed a new, two-year expanded joint-development agreement to further enhance carbonate fuel cell technology for the purpose of capturing carbon dioxide from industrial facilities."

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24.11.2019

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Grist: Cement has a carbon problem. Here are some concrete solutions.

"The good news is that there’s no shortage of ideas for how to slim down cement’s weighty carbon footprint. The bad news is that most of them are either in their infancy or face significant barriers to adoption."

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24.11.2019

# New Publications

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Morrow, D.R. (2019): A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy

Morrow, David R (2019): “A Mission-Driven Research Program on Solar Geoengineering Could Promote Justice and Legitimacy.” Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy. https://doi.org/10.1080/13698230.2020.1694220

"Building on the largely epistemic reasons offered by earlier commentators, this paper argues that a well-designed mission-driven research program that aims to evaluate solar geoengineering could promote justice and legitimacy, among other valuable ends."

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24.11.2019

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TED Talk: Take carbon out of the air and make useful things with it | Tito Jankowski | TEDxSanFrancisco

"Jankowski is someone who will shift your perspective and expand your mind with his use of new cutting edge materials to solve global warming. He sees himself as an air miner and used condensed CO2 into usable material, he is commercializing this sustainable technology and in turn, wants to reduce climate change."

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24.11.2019

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The Guardian: Students accuse Cambridge university of 'greenwashing' ties with oil firms

"Student activists at Cambridge have accused the university of attempting to greenwash its relationship with oil and gas firms by stealing their group’s name for a project led by an academic linked to the fossil fuel industry."

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24.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Abstracts: EGU General Assembly 2020 Panel: " Characterizing, understanding, predicting the radiative effects of major volcanic eruptions and their impacts on climate and societies"

Deadline: 15. January 2020

"This session also welcomes presentations contributing to current international SPARC-SSiRC and PAGES-VICS activities from research aimed at better understanding the stratospheric aerosol layer, its volcanic perturbations and impacts on historical and modern societies. We further invite observational and modelling studies of the 2019 Raikoke aerosol cloud, from recent field campaigns and contributions on the potential role of volcanic eruptions on future climate variability and predictability."

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21.11.2019

# Political Papers

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CCC: Coalition Statement on Inclusion of 45Q Extension in House Ways & Means Tax Package

"Carbon Capture Coalition Director Brad Crabtree released the following statement today following the introduction of the Carbon Capture and Sequestration Extension Act and its inclusion in the Discussion Draft of the GREEN Act."

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