November 2019

06.11.2019

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Phys.org: This is what you need to know about carbon capture and storage

"Why is there so much talk about storing CO2 underground? Doesn't it cost more than it's worth? Here we provide the research scientists' answers and explanations of why CCS is climate technology that we are completely dependent on."

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04.11.2019

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Newsletter of Week 45 of 2019

The newsletter of calendar week 45 in 2019 is now available here.


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04.11.2019

# New Publications

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Wang, Jiajie; et al. (2018): Simultaneous H2 Production with Carbon Storage by Enhanced Olivine Weathering in Laboratory-scale: An Investigation of CO2 Effect

Wang, Jiajie; Nakamura, Kengo; Watanabe, Noriaki; Okamoto, Atsushi; Komai, Takeshi (2018): Simultaneous H2 Production with Carbon Storage by Enhanced Olivine Weathering in Laboratory-scale: An Investigation of CO2 Effect. In : The Second International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Protection. The Second International Conference on Materials Chemistry and Environmental Protection. Sanya, China, 23.11.2018 - 25.11.2018: SCITEPRESS - Science and Technology Publications, pp. 83–87.

"This study suggests simultaneous multiple energy productions and CO2 storage can be realized by olivine weathering process when using a CO2-rich hydrothermal condition."

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04.11.2019

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Fiekowsky, Peter; et al. (2019): Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today. The Foundation for Climate Restoration, September 2019. White Paper.

Fiekowsky, Peter; Douglis, Carole; Lee, Susan (2019): Climate Restoration: Solutions to the Greatest Threat Facing Humanity and Nature Today. The Foundation for Climate Restoration, September 2019. White Paper. Available online at https://foundationforclimaterestoration.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/20190916b_f4cr4_white-paper.pdf.

"The purpose of this paper is to show that we do not in fact need to leave dangerous, unprecedented conditions to our progeny. We have the technology and the financing, now, to reclaim the climate of over a century ago. What we need is the commitment to do so."

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04.11.2019

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Podcast: Silicon Valley / The Investor's Podcast: How to save the environment with new technology with Peter Fiekowsky

"On today’s show, we have MIT-trained physicist and entrepreneur Peter Fiekowsky who is committed to leaving behind a world he is proud of. Peter’s passion for that goal drives his leadership in multiple climate initiatives, including volunteering for the Citizens’ Climate Lobby and founding the Climate Restoration Alliance (CRA)."

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04.11.2019

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Yahoo: Harvard Faculty Ye Tao presents a Solution to the Climate Change Crisis at NanoScientific Symposium Nov 19, 2019

"In his presentation at NanoScientific Symposium at SUNY on Nov.19, 2019 titled Mirrors for Earth's Energy Rebalancing (MEER:ReflEction): Resource-driven engineering for leveraging Earth's chemistries to immediately offer remediation, Dr. Tao will discuss how effectively addressing the complex issue mandates simultaneously solving five individually challenging problems: (1) planetary overheating, (2) energy production, (3) ocean acidification, (4) positive climate feedbacks, and (5) food security."

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01.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Job: Two Post-Doctoral Researchers: Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

No Deadline

"The postdoctoral researcher will be expected to (1) help develop strategies for modeling the implementation and adoption of various carbon removal technologies and practices in IAMs; (2) help implement those strategies in two IAMs, GCAM and EnROADS, to enable both models to represent a broad portfolio of carbon removal technologies and practices as endogenous responses to climate policy; and (3) help carry out research studies in GCAM that analyze the impact of that broad portfolio on mitigation pathways. The specific carbon removal technologies to be modeled include afforestation/reforestation, bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BEECS), terrestrial enhanced mineral weathering, ocean alkalinization, direct air capture with storage (DACCS), and biochar."

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01.11.2019

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Energy Futures Initiative (2019): Clearing the Air: A Federal RD&D Initiative and Management Plan for Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

Energy Futures Initiative (2019): Clearing the Air: A Federal RD&D Initiative and Management Plan for Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies. September 2019. https://energyfuturesinitiative.org/efi-reports.

"The report outlines a 10-year RD&D initiative to bring to commercial readiness innovative CDR technologies at gigaton scale, at technology-specific cost targets, with minimal ecological impacts."

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01.11.2019

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Legal Planet: Can Soils Solve Climate Change?

"A few months ago, I questioned a claim that planting trees could solve climate change. According to some scientists, reforestation “is by far the cheapest solution that has ever been proposed,” and for $300 billion it could sequester 200 gigatons of carbon (GtC, or 733 GtCO2). Many media outlets swooned, but the assertions were weak if not incorrect. Indeed, just this week, Science — the original outlet — published four scathing critiques of the underlying scientific paper."

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01.11.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Webinar on "State-level Forest Carbon in a Changing Climate"

4 December 2019

Second webinar of two FCWG Learning Exchange Series sessions focused on forest carbon policy. Information on the first webinar available here.

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