April 2020

02.04.2020

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Washington Examiner: Industry and Democrats seek to add renewable energy tax credits to fast-moving pandemic stimulus bill

"Wind, solar, storage, and other renewable energy developers are seeking emergency relief from Congress as they worry supply chain disruptions due to the coronavirus pandemic will delay shovels in the ground for new projects, preventing them from taking advantage of soon-expiring tax credits."

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02.04.2020

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Scientific American: Paris Climate Agreement Architects Make a Case for “Stubborn Optimism”

"It is possible for the world to cut emissions enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But tenacious belief will be needed to achieve that goal."

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02.04.2020

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Worldward: Introduction to Climate Restoration Webinar: Restoration, Technology and Stumbling Blocks

"This is the second webinar in the introduction to climate restoration series, focusing on the science and technology of carbon removal, as well as some of the problems facing it. An interesting, in depth introduction to carbon removal and the role it plays in restoration."

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02.04.2020

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Baird, Jim. 2020: “A Method and Apparatus for Flattening the Global Warming Curve.”

Baird, Jim. 2020: “A Method and Apparatus for Flattening the Global Warming Curve.” Energy Central. https://energycentral.com/c/ec/method-and-apparatus-flattening-global-warming-curve.

‌"As with statistics and business, we need a long tail approach to warming to allow for the metering of ocean heat back to the atmosphere and then to space and no strategy, outside of thermodynamic geoengineering, allows for this to happen."

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02.04.2020

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Yale Environment 360: Can ‘Carbon Smart’ Farming Play a Key Role in the Climate Fight?

"Markets are emerging to pay farmers to store more carbon in the soil by using improved agricultural practices. But flows of greenhouse gases into and out of soil are complex, and some scientists are questioning whether these efforts will actually help slow global warming."

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02.04.2020

# New Publications

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Fuhrman, Jay; et al. 2019: “From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better.”

Fuhrman, Jay, Haewon McJeon, Scott C. Doney, William Shobe, and Andres F. Clarens. 2019: “From Zero to Hero?: Why Integrated Assessment Modeling of Negative Emissions Technologies Is Hard and How We Can Do Better.” Frontiers in Climate 1 (December). https://doi.org/10.3389/fclim.2019.00011.

"Climate change mitigation strategies informed by Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs) increasingly rely on major deployments of negative emissions technologies (NETs) to achieve global climate targets. Although NETs can strongly complement emissions mitigation efforts, this dependence on the presumed future ability to deploy NETs at scale raises questions about the structural elements of IAMs that are influencing our understanding of mitigation efforts."

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02.04.2020

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Energy.gov: Department of Energy to Provide $22 Million for Research on Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Air

"The initiative encompasses two concurrent funding announcements—one by DOE’s Office of Science (SC) and another by DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE)—and will span the spectrum from fundamental research in materials and chemical sciences to field testing of prototypes."

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02.04.2020

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Genetic Literacy Project: Viewpoint: Regenerative agriculture—An oversold sustainability solution to climate change?

"While these practices have positive soil health benefits, efforts to increase agricultural soil carbon sequestration likely don’t have nearly the level of expected climate benefits. Such poor carbon accounting means that corporations, governments, or individuals seeking to offset their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through regenerative agriculture are fooling themselves and the general public."

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