06.07.2020

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Science Daily: Arctic plants may not provide predicted carbon sequestration potential

"The new research considered the impact of a shrubbier Arctic on soil carbon stocks and the overall carbon sequestration potential of these ecosystems. Significantly, it found that some tall shrub communities stimulate recycling of carbon in soils, releasing it back into the atmosphere as carbon dioxide -- meaning that more productive shrubs might not always result in greater carbon sequestration."

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06.07.2020

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Daily Mail: Scheme backed by Dominic Cummings to ‘suck’ excess carbon dioxide from the air and bury it underground gets £100m from the Treasury

"However, a roll out of the technology would be expensive and demand massive amounts of energy - which in itself could be a huge source of CO2 emissions."

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06.07.2020

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Video: Clive Elsworth: Iron Salt Aerosol Presentation

"The presentation will briefly:

  • make the urgent case for Negative Emission Technologies,
  • explain how methane removal is the low hanging fruit,
  • explain how a very diffuse ISA application over a wide area of iron-poor ocean would additionally safely induce a continuous, climate-relevant absorption of CO2."

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06.07.2020

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Gizmodo: Democrats’ Big Climate Plan Includes Studying the Risky Idea of Blocking Out the Sun

"It’s a sign that an idea that was once taboo is becoming more mainstream as the world continues on a dangerous course of polluting the atmosphere."

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06.07.2020

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Resources: Solar Radiation Management as a Climate Intervention: An Extended Q&A from the RFF Live Webinar

"With this Q&A article, Aldy and Zeckhauser answer the questions about solar radiation management that attendees asked at a recent related RFF Live webinar."

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03.07.2020

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The Economist: What if carbon removal becomes the new Big Oil?

"One giant industry emerges as another declines. An imagined scenario from 2050."

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03.07.2020

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Global Warming Mitigation Project: KCP 2020 Finalists Announced

"These twenty projects are fixing carbon dioxide into stone, creating a museum to document climate change, deploying solar irrigation pumps in rural India, and innovating the way to a brighter future."

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01.07.2020

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Strategy CCUS: Milestone vote on CCUS roadmaps for Southern and Eastern Europe

"On the eve of its second year, the EU-funded STRATEGY CCUS project has selected three of its eight “promising” regions in southern and eastern Europe to now benefit from detailed carbon capture, usage and storage (CCUS) roadmaps."

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01.07.2020

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State of the Planet: What’s New and Noteworthy in Today’s Congressional Report on Climate Change

"Whether you’re an old hand at climate and energy or new to the conversation, two sections of the report are new and noteworthy: Industrial Decarbonization and Engineered CO2 Removal."

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01.07.2020

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Harvard SGRP Blog: Ten Years of GeoMIP (Ben Kravitz)

"On this tenth anniversary, I thought it would be interesting to look back at that original GeoMIP paper and see how my thinking has evolved over the past decade."

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