May 2020

14.05.2020

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Energy Live News: CCS technologies ‘must form a key part of developing climate-neutral economies’

"A new study says CCS will be vital to decarbonise hard-to-abate industrial sectors such as the cement, chemicals, and steel industries."

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14.05.2020

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Handelsblatt: Geoengineering: When humans manipulate climate through technology

German newspaper article about CE methods.

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14.05.2020

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C2G: Blog post: Putting the Great Barrier Reef marine cloud brightening experiment into context

"In what is hoped to be a first step towards mitigating future GBR coral bleaching events, Australian scientists conducted the first outdoor marine cloud brightening (MCB) experiment in late March. The purpose of this experiment was to test a delivery mechanism comprised of 100 high-pressure nozzles that can spray nano-sized sea-salt particles into the air above the reef. At the time this experiment was conducted, leading reef scientists announced that the GBR was undergoing the third mass coral bleaching event in five years."

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14.05.2020

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Katz, Eric. 2020: “Anthropocentrism and the Anthropocene.”

Katz, Eric. 2020: “Anthropocentrism and the Anthropocene.” Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World, ed. by Brian G. Henning and Zack Walsh, 23–32. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429356988-3.

"‌This chapter explores the idea of the human domination of the natural world that is the essence of an anthropocentric framework for understanding the human relationship to the environment. It discusses the projects of ecological restoration and geoengineering as paradigmatic examples of the human domination of the natural world, as both a physical phenomenon and an epistemological idea."

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14.05.2020

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Podcast: Resources: Reflecting on Solar Geoengineering, with David Keith

"In this episode, host Daniel Raimi talks with David Keith, a physics and public policy professor at Harvard University and one of the world’s leading experts on solar geoengineering."

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14.05.2020

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Huynh, Han N., and V. Faye McNeill. 2020: “Heterogeneous Chemistry of CaCO3 Aerosols with HNO3 and HCl.”

Huynh, Han N., and V. Faye McNeill. 2020: “Heterogeneous Chemistry of CaCO3 Aerosols with HNO3 and HCl.” J. Phys. Chem. A 2020, 124, 19, 3886-3895. 2020. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpca.9b11691.

‌"Here we report the results of an experimental study of the uptake of HNO3 and HCl onto submicron CaCO3 particles in two different flow reactors."

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14.05.2020

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World Resources Institute: Regenerative Agriculture: Good for Soil Health, but Limited Potential to Mitigate Climate Change

"Our view is that the practices grouped as regenerative agriculture can improve soil health and yield some valuable environmental benefits, but are unlikely to achieve large-scale emissions reductions."

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14.05.2020

# Political Papers

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Bipartisan Policy Center. 2020: Investing in Climate Innovation: The Environmental Case for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide

Bipartisan Policy Center. 2020: "Investing in Climate Innovation: The Environmental Case for Direct Air Capture of Carbon Dioxide." A White Paper by the Bipartisan Policy Center's Direct Air Capture Advisory Council. Washington, D.C.

"This white paper makes the case for federal investment in an emerging technology, known as direct air capture of carbon dioxide, that could play a critical role in reducing climate change risks this century. It was developed
by the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Direct Air Capture Advisory Council, which includes leaders from academia, the private sector, labor, and the NGO community."

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14.05.2020

# New Publications

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Lin, Albert. 2020: “Geoengineering: Imperfect yet Perhaps Important Options for Addressing Climate Change.”

Lin, Albert. 2020: “Geoengineering: Imperfect yet Perhaps Important Options for Addressing Climate Change.” Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy, ed. by David M. Konisky. https://doi.org/10.4337/9781788972840.

"‌Controversy surrounding geoengineering and worries about how the technologies might develop have led to calls for governance, whether through an international agreement, a research registry, or other means."

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12.05.2020

# New Publications

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McNeil, Liam A.; et al. 2020: “Dendritic Silver Self-Assembly in Molten-Carbonate Membranes for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Capture.”

McNeil, Liam A., Greg A. Mutch, Francesco Iacoviello, Josh J. Bailey, Georgios Triantafyllou, Dragos Neagu, Thomas S. Miller, et al. 2020: “Dendritic Silver Self-Assembly in Molten-Carbonate Membranes for Efficient Carbon Dioxide Capture.” Energy & Environmental Science. https://doi.org/10.1039/c9ee03497h.

‌"Ag-supported, dual-phase, molten-carbonate membranes routinely demonstrate the highest CO2 fluxes in this class of membrane. However, using Ag as a support incurs high cost. Here, the non-equilibrium conditions of permeation were exploited to stimulate the self-assembly of a percolating, dendritic network of Ag from the molten carbonate."

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