November 2020

19.11.2020

# Calls & events

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Job: Post-doctoral Researcher at the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy

Deadline: 07. December 2020

"The new postdoctoral research will work with Dr. Morrow and the current postdoctoral researcher to:

  1. design, execute, and publish studies using ICRLP’s extended version of GCAM
  2. help the team extend GCAM further to incorporate other approaches to carbon removal"

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18.11.2020

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Schneider, Tapio; et al. (2020): Solar geoengineering may not prevent strong warming from direct effects of CO2 on stratocumulus cloud cover

Schneider, Tapio; Kaul, Colleen M.; Pressel, Kyle G. (2020): Solar geoengineering may not prevent strong warming from direct effects of CO2 on stratocumulus cloud cover. In Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2003730117.

"Solar geoengineering that manipulates the amount of sunlight Earth absorbs is increasingly discussed as an option to counter global warming. However, we demonstrate that solar geoengineering is not a fail-safe option to prevent global warming because it does not mitigate risks to the climate system that arise from direct effects of greenhouse gases on cloud cover"

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17.11.2020

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Evonik: For a climate-friendly industry: Using carbon dioxide and hydrogen as raw materials for sustainable chemicals

"Evonik and Siemens Energy today commissioned a pilot plant sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) that uses carbon dioxide and water to produce chemicals."

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17.11.2020

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Delina, Laurence L. (2020): Potentials and critiques of building a Southeast Asian interdisciplinary knowledge community on critical geoengineering studies

Delina, Laurence L. (2020): Potentials and critiques of building a Southeast Asian interdisciplinary knowledge community on critical geoengineering studies. In Climatic Change, pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-020-02921-0.

"This essay summarizes the deliberations of a workshop that sought to build an inter- and multi-disciplinary knowledge community on the critical study of geoengineering in Southeast Asia."

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17.11.2020

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Banerjee, Antara; et al. (2020): Robust winter warming over Eurasia under stratospheric sulfate geoengineering – the role of stratospheric dynamics

Banerjee, Antara; Butler, Amy H.; Polvani, Lorenzo M.; Robock, Alan; Simpson, Isla R.; Sun, Lantao (2020): Robust winter warming over Eurasia under stratospheric sulfate geoengineering – the role of stratospheric dynamics. In Atmos. Chem. Phys. Discuss. (in review). DOI: 10.5194/acp-2020-965.

"It has been suggested that increased stratospheric sulfate aerosol loadings following large, low latitude volcanic eruptions can lead to wintertime warming over Eurasia through dynamical stratosphere-troposphere coupling. We here investigate the proposed connection in the context of hypothetical future stratospheric sulfate geoengineering in the Geoengineering Large Ensemble simulations."

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17.11.2020

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Carbon Drawdown Initiative: Negative Emissions: “Only nature-based solutions can master the job”

"An Interview with Professor Jelle Bijma about enhanced weathering."

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17.11.2020

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Job: Tenure Track Faculty Position in Environmental Engineering

Deadline: 01. January 2021

"The search is focused on scholars holding (or soon to hold) a PhD in environmental science and engineering or a related discipline and having research expertise in (1) engineering solutions for climate change and/or (2) machine learning, modeling, and data analytics for exploration, prediction, and informed design of environmental systems."

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16.11.2020

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Newsletter of Week 47 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 47 of 2020 is now available here.


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16.11.2020

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Randers, Jorgen; Goluke, Ulrich (2020): An earth system model shows self-sustained melting of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020

Randers, Jorgen; Goluke, Ulrich (2020): An earth system model shows self-sustained melting of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020. In Sci Rep 10 (1), pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-75481-z.

"In this paper we report that in the ESCIMO climate model the world is already past a point-of-no-return for global warming. In ESCIMO we observe self-sustained melting of the permafrost for hundreds of years, even if global society stops all emissions of man-made GHGs immediately. We encourage other model builders to explore our discovery in their (bigger) models, and report on their findings."

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16.11.2020

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Business Wire: Graforce and Berlin Hotel Launch Negative Emissions Technology

"The Mercure Hotel MOA Berlin is set to become the first hotel and eventlocation worldwide with a negative CO2 balance when generating heat."

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