January 2020

20.01.2020

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Salon: Why solve climate change when you can monetize it?

"Hidden in a $1.4 trillion spending bill passed by Congress last month, in a blink-and-you'll-miss-it paragraph, was a sizable provision to fund research to reverse climate change. No, not in a meaningful long-term way, by actually reducing our dependence on fossil fuels or reorganizing the economy to be based on need rather than consumption of disposable goods; rather, the research dollars were to be spent on programs that might allow our apocalyptic way of life to continue apace."

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20.01.2020

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Inverse: Could solar geoengineering solve African poverty?

"While a new report say yes, others aren't convinced."

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20.01.2020

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Fast Company: Solar geoengineering could have big benefits (and also big risks)

"A new study found the effects on inequality from lowering global temperature via limiting the sun that reaches the Earth could be massive. But can we get those same effects simply by reducing carbon emissions in a less risky way?"

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20.01.2020

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Harding, Anthony R.; et al. (2020): Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality

Harding, Anthony R.; Ricke, Katharine; Heyen, Daniel; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Moreno-Cruz, Juan (2020): Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality. In Nat Commun 11 (1), pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-019-13957-x.

"Combining historical evidence with climate simulations of mean annual temperature and precipitation, we project socio-economic outcomes under high anthropogenic emissions for stylized climate scenarios in which global temperatures are stabilized or over-cooled by blocking solar radiation. We find impacts of climate changes on global GDP-per-capita by the end of the century are temperature-driven, highly dispersed, and model dependent. "

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20.01.2020

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Mirage News: Reflecting sunlight away from earth could fight climate change and poverty

“We find hotter countries respond more to small changes in temperature,” said Moreno-Cruz, who is also Canada Research Chair in energy transitions. “Because poorer countries tend to be hotter, there is a disproportional impact of climate on those countries.

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20.01.2020

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Phys.org: Expert discusses the prospects of climate engineering

Interview with Professor Bob Scholes.

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20.01.2020

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World Resources Institute: 2020 Could Be the Year Carbon Removal Takes Off

"Recent advances in policy, technology, and on-the-ground projects show that the field of carbon removal, including both nature-based approaches and cutting-edge carbon capture technologies, is quickly heating up. But how do we translate that momentum into decisive action in 2020?"

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20.01.2020

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Earth & Space News: Anaerobic Activity Is a Big Contributor in Marine “Dead Zones”

"Certain parts of Earth’s oceans are so oxygen depleted that they can hardly sustain life. Climate models predict that these “dead zones” will expand as global warming progresses, affecting ecosystems, fisheries, and the climate itself. Now Lengger et al. provide new evidence that such predictions do not adequately account for the activity of anaerobic microbes that consume inorganic carbon within dead zones."

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20.01.2020

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Süddeutsche Zeitung: Repairing the world

German newspaper article on CE methods. 

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20.01.2020

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The Breakthrough Institute: Steve Rayner Knew

"Announcing the 2020 Paradigm Award Winner"

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