December 2020

21.12.2020

# New Publications

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Seeley, Jacob T.; Lutsko, Nicholas J.; Keith, David W. (2020): Designing a radiative antidote to CO2

Seeley, Jacob T.; Lutsko, Nicholas J.; Keith, David W. (2020): Designing a radiative antidote to CO 2. In Geophysical Research Letters. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL090876.

"Here we show that the mismatch between the mean hydrological effects of CO2 and SRM may partly be alleviated by spectrally tuning the SRM intervention (reducing insolation at some wavelengths more than others)."

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21.12.2020

# Political Papers

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Keith, David W.; Deutch, John M. (2020): Climate Policy Enters Four Dimensions

Keith, David W.; Deutch, John M. (2020): Climate Policy Enters Four Dimensions. In Melissa S. Kearney, Amy Ganz (Eds.): Securing Our Economic Future. Washington, DC: The Aspen Institute, pp. 264–293.

"In this chapter, authors David Keith, the Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and John Deutch, emeritus Institute Professor in the Department of Chemistry at MIT, describe what needs to be done to craft a politically stable and economically sound climate policy that includes balanced reliance on the four mechanisms to manage climate risks, which they call the climate control mechanisms: emissions reduction, carbon dioxide removal (CDR), adaptation, and solar radiation modification (SRM)."

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21.12.2020

# Media

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Heinrich Böll Stiftung (2020): A Societal Transformation Scenario for Staying Below 1.5°C. A study by Kai Kuhnhenn, Luis Costa, Eva Mahnke, Linda Schneider, Steffen Lange

Heinrich Böll Stiftung (2020): A Societal Transformation Scenario for Staying Below 1.5°C. A study by Kai Kuhnhenn, Luis Costa, Eva Mahnke, Linda Schneider, Steffen Lange. Edited by Heinrich Böll Foundation and Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie 2020 (Schriften zu Wirtschaft und Soziales, 23).

"Together with researchers from engineering and the natural and social sciences, Heinrich Böll Foundation and Konzeptwerk Neue Ökonomie developed a «Societal Transformation Scenario» for this publication – a global climate mitigation scenario that explores the climate effects of limiting global production and consumptions and of envisioning a broader societal transformation to accompany these transformations to reach a good life for all."

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21.12.2020

# Media

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Legal Planet: We Cannot Keep Global Warming within 1.5°C without Geoengineering

"A new report from German green left groups heroically try do so, but fail."

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21.12.2020

# Media

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World Oil: Norway agrees to fund Equinor’s Northern Lights CO2 project

"Following a historic vote in parliament, the Norwegian government announced its funding decision for the Northern Lights CO2 transport and storage project."

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21.12.2020

# Media

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mrt: Biden administration’s focus on climate could boost CCUS

"Carbon capture could see new opportunities under the Biden administration."

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21.12.2020

# Political Papers

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IEAGHG Report (2020): CCS and the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

IEAGHG Report (2020): CCS and the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

"This study has mapped carbon capture and storage (CCS) technologies against a select number of the 17 SDGs that have a direct interaction for both the power and industrial sectors. The overall objective of this assessment was to improve the availability and accessibility of information regarding the relevance of CCS in contributing to the achievement of the SDGs."

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21.12.2020

# Media

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Argus Media: UK’s CCC advises BECCS, domestic biomass supply

"Carbon capture and storage (CCS) — particularly when used with bioenergy (BECCS) — is essential for the UK to reach net zero emissions by 2050, the UK government's advisory Climate Change Committee (CCC) said today in its sixth carbon budget."

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18.12.2020

# Media

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Der Standard: Test balloons to artificially cool the climate could start in June (German)

German-language newspaper article on the planned SCoPEx tests.

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18.12.2020

# Calls & events

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PhD Opportunity: PhD position Tropical Cyclone Modelling (1.0 FTE)

Deadline: 31. January 2021

"You will set up and analyse high-resolution simulations of the Community Earth System Model (CESM) to investigate the impact of global warming and SAI on the tropical circulation and cyclone characteristics."

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