August 2020

17.08.2020

# New Publications

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Xu, Yangyang; et al. (2020): Climate engineering to mitigate the projected 21st-century terrestrial drying of the Americas: a direct comparison of carbon capture and sulfur injection

Xu, Yangyang; Lin, Lei; Tilmes, Simone; Dagon, Katherine; Xia, Lili; Diao, Chenrui et al. (2020): Climate engineering to mitigate the projected 21st-century terrestrial drying of the Americas: a direct comparison of carbon capture and sulfur injection. In Earth Syst. Dynam. 11 (3), pp. 673–695. DOI: 10.5194/esd-11-673-2020.

"We show that sulfur injection, in contrast to previous notions of leading to excessive terrestrial drying (in terms of precipitation reduction) while offsetting the global mean greenhouse gas (GHG) warming, will instead mitigate the projected drying tendency under RCP8.5."

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17.08.2020

# New Publications

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Zelikova, Tamara Jane (2020): The future of carbon dioxide removal must be transdisciplinary

Zelikova, Tamara Jane (2020): The future of carbon dioxide removal must be transdisciplinary. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200038. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0038.

"This CDR-themed issue brings together diverse perspectives in order to identify opportunities to integrate across CDR disciplines, create a more holistic research agenda and inform how CDR is deployed. The individual papers within the issue discuss engineered and nature-based CDR approaches as well as the broader social and behavioural dimensions of CDR development and deployment."

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17.08.2020

# Projects

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ICR: NGO Engagement with Carbon Removal: Announcing a New Project for the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy and the Union of Concerned Scientists

"Now, ICR has partnered with the Union of Concerned Scientists for a new and newly imagined round of work with the NGO community."

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17.08.2020

# Media

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WWF: Realities of forest restoration in landscapes

"Comprehensive forest and landscape restoration is one way we can hit fast forward on reducing the amount of carbon in our atmosphere."

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17.08.2020

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Oklahoman: Point of View: Boosting Oklahoma's economy through investments in CO2 removal

"Direct air capture (DAC) of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is a new technology and innovation taking root in Oklahoma, and it is already supported by many of our local, state and nationally elected leaders; academia; labor; and many non-government organizations:"

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17.08.2020

# Media

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Fast Company: Coating seeds in these microbes superpowers plants’ carbon capture abilities

"Soil Carbon Co. is developing a new approach that allows plants to sequester way more carbon than they do naturally, which could help sink billions of tons of carbon into existing farmland."

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17.08.2020

# New Publications

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Godde, Cécile M.; et al. (2020): Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations

Godde, Cécile M.; Boer, Imke J. M. de; Ermgassen, Erasmus zu; Herrero, Mario; van Middelaar, Corina E.; Muller, Adrian et al. (2020): Soil carbon sequestration in grazing systems: managing expectations. In Climatic Change 161 (3), pp. 385–391. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02673-x.

"Grazing systems emit greenhouse gases, which can, under specific agro-ecological conditions, be partly or entirely offset by soil carbon sequestration. However, any sequestration is time-limited, reversible, and at a global level outweighed by emissions from grazing systems."

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17.08.2020

# Media

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Welt: Pyridinium: Can this molecule slow down climate change?

German article on the PNAS study about pyridinium in aerosol formation.

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17.08.2020

# New Publications

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Feketeová, Linda; et al. (2019): Impact of a hydrophobic ion on the early stage of atmospheric aerosol formation

Feketeová, Linda; Bertier, Paul; Salbaing, Thibaud; Azuma, Toshiyuki; Calvo, Florent; Farizon, Bernadette et al. (2019): Impact of a hydrophobic ion on the early stage of atmospheric aerosol formation. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 116 (45), pp. 22540–22544. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1911136116.

"In contrast to earlier results on pure protonated water clusters, the shape of the measured velocity distributions of water molecules evaporated from excited water clusters doped with pyridinium, an abundant anthropogenic ion in the troposphere, shows evidence for out-of-equilibrium evaporation prior to thermalization."

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17.08.2020

# Media

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University of Kansas: Kansas Geological Survey in Partnership to Research Underground Storage of Carbon Dioxide

"For two decades, the Kansas Geological Survey has been investigating the state's subsurface geology and industrial infrastructure to determine the safety and viability of injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) from industrial sources into underground rock formations for long-term storage and to recover hard-to-reach oil. As part of an initiative to share data and advance research on the process, the KGS is now partnering with 15 other state and federal entities from throughout the central and western United States."

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