January 2020

22.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Postdoc (2 years) on politics of climate change and negative emissions (Lunds Universitet)

Deadline: 09. February 2020

"The successful applicant will be appointed for two years and will work within one or both of the below two work packages. We ask applicants to clearly state how their application is positioned in relation to these work packages.

1. Discursive analysis of emerging narratives on carbon dioxide removal, across private sector and civil society groups, and focusing on a range of possible negative emission technologies.

2. Political economic analysis of emergent carbon removal practices, based on case study methods. This working package involves document analysis and interviews with companies and other stakeholders, following industry events and policy seminars."

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22.01.2020

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The Guardian: Trump blasts 'prophets of doom' in attack on climate activism

"Jennifer Morgan, Greenpeace’s executive director, said: “The 1tn trees initiative didn’t make up for the lack of a wider attack on the climate emergency, and Trump had failed to appreciate the scale of the crisis."

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22.01.2020

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Thunderbird School of Global Management at ASU: New Investments and Research Indicate Multi-Trillion Dollar Market for Climate Restoration Through Carbon-Capture

"Thunderbird School of Global Management released a new report today projecting that the world can realize at least $1 trillion - $3 trillion dollars in market opportunities and $3 trillion - $5 trillion dollars in broader economic, social and environmental benefits per year by 2030."

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22.01.2020

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Globe News Wire: New Private Sector Investments Signal Major Tipping Point for Emerging Multi-Trillion Dollar Market Opportunity for Climate Restoration Over the Next Decade

"Rick Parnell, CEO, of the Foundation for Climate Restoration stated, “The multi-trillion dollar climate restoration market opportunity should rapidly mobilize innovators to identify the best mix of solutions that are safe, scaleable, financeable, and permanently store CO2.  Climate restoration solutions should be deployed at a large scale as soon as possible to address the climate emergency. Our work is about galvanizing a movement to ensure a habitable planet for future generations.”"

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22.01.2020

# New Publications

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Fagan, Matthew E.; et al. (2020): How feasible are global forest restoration commitments?

Fagan, Matthew E.; Reid, J. Leighton; Holland, Margaret B.; Drew, Justin G.; Zahawi, Rakan A. (2020): How feasible are global forest restoration commitments? In CONSERVATION LETTERS 348 (80), 638 LP–640. DOI: 10.1111/conl.12700.

"Numerous countries have made voluntary commitments to conduct forest landscape restoration over millions of hectares of degraded land in the coming decade. We consider the relative likelihood these countries will achieve their restoration commitments."

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21.01.2020

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Carbon Brief: State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2019

"All of the official climate data for 2019 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the planet’s oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature."

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20.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 04 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 04 of 2020 is now available here.


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20.01.2020

# New Publications

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Krishnamohan, K. S.; et al. (2020): The Climatic Effects of Hygroscopic Growth of Sulfate Aerosols in the Stratosphere

Krishnamohan, K. S.; Bala, Govindasamy; Cao, Long; Duan, Lei; Caldeira, Ken (2020): The Climatic Effects of Hygroscopic Growth of Sulfate Aerosols in the Stratosphere. In Earth's Future. DOI: 10.1029/2019EF001326.

"We show that stratospheric sulfate aerosols, for a given mass of sulfates, cause more cooling when prescribed at the lower levels of the stratosphere because of hygroscopic growth. The larger relative humidity in the lower stratosphere causes an increase in the aerosol size through hygroscopic growth which leads to a larger scattering efficiency."

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20.01.2020

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Phys.org: Can solar geoengineering mitigate both climate change and income inequality?

"While de-carbonizing the world's emissions sources continues to pose a large challenge, solar geoengineering, which is process where incoming sunlight is intentionally reflected to cool rising temperatures, could help avoid the worst consequences of global warming. This analysis is the first to project the response of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) to the specific pattern of cooling solar geoengineering produces."

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20.01.2020

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MIT Technology Review: Why geoengineering may narrow global economic inequality

"The researchers state that this is a simplified thought exercise to explore these questions. It leaves out of other factors like sea-level rise, glosses over uncertainties about environmental side effects, and assumes high levels of emissions and geoengineering. Moreover, even if things wound up better on average, it still wouldn’t mean that all poor nations would come out ahead."

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