February 2020

13.02.2020

# Political Papers

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Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19

Science and Technology Committee (2019): Clean Growth: Technologies for meeting the UK’s emissions reduction targets. Twentieth Report of Session 2017–19. UK House of Commons. London.

" Since 2000, the UK has achieved greater decarbonisation than any other country in the G20. It has outperformed its first (2008–2012) and second (2013– 2017) carbon budgets by around 1% and 14% respectively, and is on track to outperform its third carbon budget (2018–2022). However, the Committee on Climate Change has warned that the UK is not on track to meet its fourth (2023–2027) and fifth (2028–2032) carbon budgets."

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10.02.2020

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 07 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 07 of 2020 is now available here.


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10.02.2020

# Media

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Philippine Daily Inquirer: Global warming and volcanic activity

"The recent spate of volcanic eruptions around the world has people asking if this is connected to the warming of the Earth’s atmosphere. The eruption of Taal Volcano brings this issue closer to home."

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10.02.2020

# Media

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Irish Times: How to get the carbon dioxide we shoved into the atmosphere back out again

"Environmentalists get nervous when they hear people talking about reducing carbon-induced global warming through “geoengineering”, the use of technology to intervene directly in the Earth’s systems to reduce the impact of climate change."

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10.02.2020

# Projects

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Model: Living Systems Economy (LSE)

"The Living Systems Economy (LSE) is a biophysical economic model for addressing the climate crisis, the ecological crisis, and unsustainable economic growth. The LSE is based on a thermodynamically plausible dual-economy architecture for managing the global carbon balance."

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10.02.2020

# Media

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Bloomberg Green: Climate Models Are Running Red Hot, and Scientists Don’t Know Why

"The simulators used to forecast warming have suddenly started giving us less time."

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09.02.2020

# New Publications

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Lovenduski, N. S.; et al. (2020): The Potential Impact of Nuclear Conflict on Ocean Acidification

Lovenduski, Nicole S., Cheryl S. Harrison, Holly Olivarez, Charles G. Bardeen, Owen B. Toon, Joshua Coupe, Alan Robock, Tyler Rohr, and Samantha Stevenson (2020): The Potential Impact of Nuclear Conflict on Ocean Acidification. Geophysical Research Letters 47 (3). https://doi.org/10.1029/2019gl086246.

"We demonstrate that the global cooling resulting from a range of nuclear conflict scenarios would temporarily increase the pH in the surface ocean by up to 0.06 units over a 5‐year period, briefly alleviating the decline in pH associated with ocean acidification."

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09.02.2020

# New Publications

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Nakabayashi, K.; et al. (2020): Establishment of Innovative Carbon Nanofiber Synthesis Technology Utilizing Carbon Dioxide

Nakabayashi, Koji, Yoshinori Matsuo, Kazuya Isomoto, Kazunari Teshima, Tsubasa Ayukawa, Hiroki Shimanoe, Takashi Mashio, Isao Mochida, Jin Miyawaki, and Seong-Hoo Yoon (2020): Establishment of Innovative Carbon Nanofiber Synthesis Technology Utilizing Carbon Dioxide. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. 2020. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acssuschemeng.9b07253#.

"We report herein the effects of CO2 on CNF growth using CO2 and hydrocarbon gases on simply Catalytic Chemical Vapor Deposition (CCVD) catalysts, including Fe, Ni, and Co. Four factors were examined: the effectiveness of the catalyst, the reaction temperature, the CO2 concentration, and the specific hydrocarbons supplied in the feed gas. Use of these techniques will enable one to expect 1) future utilization of exhaust gas emitted from thermal power stations and factories as a carbon source, 2) the future possibility of directly converting CO2 to CNF by utilizing the heat given off by emission from factories and other thermal power-generating facilities as a heat source in CNF synthesis, as well as the future possibility of proposing an effective CO2 utilization system that will be revolutionary in its impact."

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09.02.2020

# Media

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Green Alliance Blog: Wishful thinking about carbon removal is slowing down climate action

"What if the mere possibility of future greenhouse gas removal technologies (GGRs) could be influencing the perception of climate risk and policy decisions being made today?"

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09.02.2020

# Media

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WFHB: Interchange – Capturing the Carbon Imaginary: On the Politics of Climate Intervention

"Today’s show is about understanding the need for a new social and political vision in the face of climate catastrophe, ecological collapse, and species extinction. New technologies must spring out of new ways to organize living if we’re not to repeat the same mistakes of humans devoted to the attempt at dominating and subduing all of nature."

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