December 2019

30.12.2019

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Newsletter of Week 01 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 53 in 2019 / week 01 of 2020 is now available here.


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30.12.2019

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Climate Home News: Net zero: the story of the target that will shape our future

"This idyllic retreat at the home of green finance pioneer Tessa Tennant, who died in 2018, was a testing ground for many elements of the Paris Agreement. These included a concept that is fast becoming the guiding principle of climate action: net zero emissions."

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30.12.2019

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Eos: Dead Reefs Keep Calcifying but Only by Day

"While algae photosynthesize during the day, they take up carbon dioxide from the water and release oxygen. At night, however, algae respire like humans, taking up oxygen and exhaling carbon dioxide."

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30.12.2019

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Podcast: NPR: The Decade, Past And Future, In Climate Change

"NPR's Michel Martin speaks with climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel about how the climate has changed over the last decade and what that means for the next one."

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30.12.2019

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The New York Times: In France, Holiday Skating Rinks Are an Unlikely Climate Battleground

"The attractions have prompted environmental concerns, and some cities have canceled them, citing the size of the carbon footprint needed to maintain the sites."

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30.12.2019

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Washington Post: How we know global warming is real

"Sonnblick Observatory sits perched on a frigid summit in the Austrian Alps, 10,000 feet above sea level. It is one of the highest weather stations in Europe where meteorologists still live on the premises."

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30.12.2019

# Political Papers

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Leiserowitz, A., et al. (2019): Climate change in the American mind: November 2019

Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Rosenthal, S., Kotcher, J., Bergquist, P., Ballew, M., Goldberg, M., & Gustafson, A. (2019). Climate change in the American mind: November 2019. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

"Our latest national survey finds that the highest percentage of Americans since our surveys began are “extremely” or “very” sure global warming is happening. Additionally, an increasing percentage of Americans understand that most scientists think global warming is happening. The report includes many other interesting findings, including how often Americans hear and talk about global warming."

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30.12.2019

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Edition: Maldives calls for ICC to criminalise ecocide

"Maldives, on December 3, applied to the International Criminal Court (ICC) located at The Hague for the crime of ecocide, or wide-scale, long-term environmental damage, to be added to the court's jurisdiction."

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30.12.2019

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Klima der Gerechtigkeit: Why the failure of the climate negotiations in Madrid is (also) a stroke of luck

German newspaper article about International Emissions Trading and its pitfalls. 

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30.12.2019

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CarbonBrief: Interactive: When will the Arctic see its first ice-free summer?

"Since satellites first began monitoring the Arctic in 1979, the average area covered by sea ice has shrunk by at least 40%. The average thickness of the ice has fallen by more than half over the same time period. These rapid changes have left climate scientists facing an urgent question: when will Arctic sea ice disappear?"

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