08.07.2019

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Council on Foreign Relations: The Anticipatory Governance of Solar Radiation Management

"Emission reductions alone are unlikely to prevent severe climate change effects. Geoengineering proposals are a way forward, but they need legitimate and effective governance."

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07.07.2019

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The Guardian: The wrong kind of trees: Ireland's afforestation meets resistance

"Ireland is ramping up its response to the climate crisis by planting forests – lots of forests. East, west, north, south, the plan is to plant forests, the more the better. With enough trees, goes the hope, Ireland can compensate for many of the cows, vehicles and fossil-burning power plants that make it one of Europe’s worst climate offenders."

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07.07.2019

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Legal Planet: Can Planting Trees Solve Climate Change?

"That is, the authors claim that reforestation is more effective than reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, this is misleading, if not false, as well as potentially dangerous. It is misleading for several reasons."

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07.07.2019

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The Guardian: Tree planting 'has mind-blowing potential' to tackle climate crisis

"Planting billions of trees across the world is by far the biggest and cheapest way to tackle the climate crisis, according to scientists, who have made the first calculation of how many more trees could be planted without encroaching on crop land or urban areas."

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07.07.2019

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Biomass Magazine: C-Capture secures grant to scale up Drax carbon capture pilot

"C-Capture, the designer of world-leading and innovative chemical processes for carbon dioxide removal, and working alongside the Drax Group, has secured a £5 million grant from the U.K. government for a two year program of work to progress their bioenergy and carbon capture and storage (BECCS) project at Drax Power Station."

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07.07.2019

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DesingNews: Nano-Organisms Can Eat Carbon Dioxide to Produce Bio-Fuels and Plastics

"Researchers are constantly searching for new and inventive ways to develop cleaner plastics and bio-fuels to solve some of the pollution problems the world faces. As part of this effort, researchers at Colorado University Boulder have developed perhaps one of the most interesting inventions thus far—nanobio-hybrid organisms that “eat” airborne carbon dioxide and nitrogen and can use it to produce a variety of plastics and fuels."

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07.07.2019

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The Economist: Reaching for the sunshade: July 2030

"THE PARIS climate deal commits its signatories to cuts in climate-changing greenhouse-gas emissions over the coming decades. But even if countries stick to their promises (and some may not), that may not be enough to avert catastrophe. [...] Under these conditions, it seems likely that some countries will propose the use of a technique called “solar geoengineering” to cool the planet or slow its warming."

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07.07.2019

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Dailymail online: 'Planet hacking' methods to tackle climate change will NOT unfairly impact the world's most vulnerable if used in moderation, experts claim

"'Planet hacking' may still be a viable counter to climate change if used moderately, as to lower the risk of side effects unfairly impacting the world's most vulnerable. Solar geoengineering schemes would see aerosol particles injected into the atmosphere to reflect more sunlight back into space."

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07.07.2019

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Independent: Tackle climate change by fertilising ocean with iron, expert says

"Daring geoengineering schemes to suck carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere are increasingly being explored as part of emergency backup plans to save the planet from climate breakdown."

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05.07.2019

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The Times: Fertilising ocean with iron can combat climate change

"The oceans, when it comes to climate change, are normally viewed as the enemy. The more sea levels rise the more coastal cities, and eventually entire countries, are threatened with being submerged."

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