May 2021

24.05.2021

# New Publications

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Fan, Yuanchao; et al. (2021): Solar geoengineering can alleviate climate change pressures on crop yields.

Fan, Yuanchao; Tjiputra, Jerry; Muri, Helene; Lombardozzi, Danica; Park, Chang-Eui; Wu, Shengjun; Keith, David (2021): Solar geoengineering can alleviate climate change pressures on crop yields. In Nat Food 2 (5), pp. 373–381. DOI: 10.1038/s43016-021-00278-w.

"Using an advanced crop model within an Earth system model, we analysed the yield responses of six major crops to three SG technologies (SGs) and emissions reduction when they provide roughly the same reduction in radiative forcing and assume the same land use."

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24.05.2021

# Media

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The Arctic Institute: Sámi Council resistance to SCoPEX highlights the complex questions surrounding geoengineering and consent

"The Council’s objections first address solar geoengineering as a whole, highlighting the uncertainty and the risks of its implementation. They specifically underscore the consequences of abrupt cessation, suggesting that this could lead to a ‘termination shock’ that would trigger a dramatic temperature rise."

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24.05.2021

# Calls & events

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PhD Opportunity: PhD Studentship in Marine Cloud Brightening (University of Cambridge)

Deadline: 16. June 2021

"This PhD position will examine the effectiveness of MCB and might include - for example - development of effective spray nozzles for the formation of droplets at the right size; the modelling of climate impacts of MCB; ethics and governance issues of MCB research and outdoor experiments; impacts of MCB on local communities; and design of spray systems for large-scale deployment of MCB."

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24.05.2021

# Media

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e-flux: Design Earth

"In the midst of a climate crisis, DESIGN EARTH thinks with and against technologies that counteract the effects of anthropogenic climate change by deliberately intervening in Earth systems."

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24.05.2021

# Media

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C2G: Governance of emerging climate technologies in the context of sustainable development (STI Forum 2021: Side Event)

"This event offered an overview of the state of SRM research and development, explored the implications for the SDGs and highlighted the need to strengthen governance to guarantee climate justice, presented together with policy recommendations for possible pathways to address knowledge and governance gaps in future."

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24.05.2021

# Media

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BBC: The device that reverses CO2 emissions

"Cooling the planet by filtering excess carbon dioxide out of the air on an industrial scale would require a new, massive global industry – what would it need to work?"

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24.05.2021

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Podcast: Nori: S2E63: Carbon removal in the Biden Administration—w/ Dr. Jan Mazurek, ClimateWorks Foundation

"On this episode of Reversing Climate Change, Dr. Mazurek joins Ross to discuss what the Biden administration is doing to make ‘historic strides on climate’ and explain what carbon removal measures are left out of the Biden-Harris climate agenda."

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17.05.2021

# Calls & events

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Newsletter of Week 20 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 20 of 2021 is now available here.


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17.05.2021

# Political Papers

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Amador, Giana; et al. (2021): Zero, Then Negative. The Congressional Blueprint for Scaling Carbon Removal

Amador, Giana; Burns, Erin; Glicksman, Maya; Holness, Courtni; Jacobson, Rory; Kosar, Ugbaard et al. (2021): Zero, Then Negative. The Congressional Blueprint for Scaling Carbon Removal. Carbon180.

"The rapid pace of change over the last few years has opened a rare window to double down on our momentum and, with targeted and ambitious investments from the federal government today, far outpace that growth in the coming decades. To do this, we must come together around transformational policies that can address current barriers to full-scale carbon removal."

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17.05.2021

# Political Papers

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Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain (2021): Blue carbon. Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis

Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain (2021): Blue carbon. Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis.

"We are calling on the UK Government and devolved administrations to act with urgency to invest in, co-develop and implement a four-nation Blue Carbon Strategy."

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