14.08.2019

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Dailymail: Could dimming the sun save the Earth?

"The plan sounds like science fiction — but could be fact within a decade; every day more than 800 giant aircraft would lift millions of tonnes of chalk dust to a height of 12 miles above the Earth's surface and then sprinkle the lot high around the stratosphere. In theory, the airborne dust would create a gigantic sunshade, reflecting some of the Sun's rays and heat back into space, dimming those that get through and so protecting Earth from the worsening ravages of climate warming."

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12.08.2019

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Science: Bioenergy not a climate cure-all, panel warns

"In the effort to keep the planet from reaching dangerous temperatures, a hybrid approach called BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) has a seductive appeal. Crops suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, power plants burn the biomass to generate electricity, and the emissions are captured in a smokestack and pumped underground for long-term storage."

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09.08.2019

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Nbcnews: This ice-making submarine would pop out bergs to help fight climate change

"From building floating cities and towering sea walls to erecting snow cannons in Antarctica to help replenish melting polar ice, scientists and urban planners have proposed all sorts of schemes to defend against rising seas — one of the most worrisome consequences of climate change."

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09.08.2019

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Science: Bioenergy plantations could fight climate change—but threaten food crops, U.N. panel warns

"In the effort to keep the planet from reaching dangerous temperatures, a hybrid approach called BECCS (bioenergy with carbon capture and storage) has a seductive appeal. Crops suck carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, power plants burn the biomass to generate electricity, and the emissions are captured in a smokestack and pumped underground for long-term storage."

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09.08.2019

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Independent: Pseudoscience is taking over social media and putting us all at risk

"The videos peddling the conspiracy theories received the highest number of views. And those spreading these conspiracy theories used terms like 'geoengineering' to make it seem like their claims had a scientific basis when, in fact, they did not."

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05.08.2019

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Nature: Harvard creates advisory panel to oversee solar geoengineering project

"Plans to test a technique that would cool the planet by blocking sunlight are one step closer to reality. Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, has created an external advisory panel to examine the potential ethical, environmental and geopolitical impacts of this geoengineering project, which has been developed by the university’s researchers."

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05.08.2019

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Market Business News: Geoengineered snowstorm could halt Antarctic ice collapse, save coastal regions

"The ice sheet that covers the west Antarctic is at risk of collapsing into the ocean. The destabilization has gone too far for greenhouse gas reduction to stop the collapse, although it might restore ice sheet stability in other parts of the continents."

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05.08.2019

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Today online: Explainer: Can artificial snow save the West Antarctic ice sheet and prevent sea levels from rising?

"With the West Antarctic ice sheet starting to melt, which can lead to a rise in sea levels, a team of researchers has come up with a radical proposal: To artificially create snow to thicken up the ice sheet.
Read more at https://www.todayonline.com/singapore/explainer-melting-ice-sheet-and-how-rising-sea-levels-will-affect-singapore"

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05.08.2019

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The Conversation: Why science needs the humanities to solve climate change

"When thinking about climate solutions, people often picture technical fixes. The IPCC reports list many ideas for climate change mitigation and adaptation. Mitigation reduces greenhouse gas emissions through technologies like renewable energy. Adaptation, such as building sea walls, aims to manage climate change impacts. It also includes schemes to engineer Earth’s climate system – for example, releasing chemicals into the stratosphere to reflect sunlight back into space."

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05.08.2019

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Bloomberg Businessweek: We Already Have the World’s Most Efficient Carbon Capture Technology

"To help battle global warming, companies around the world are expected to spend billions of dollars over the next decade building devices aimed at sucking carbon from the atmosphere. The thing is, Mother Nature already made one. While each acre of most tree species can capture and store 1.1 to 9.5 metric tons of carbon dioxide a year, an acre of empress trees can absorb 103."

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