18.10.2019

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Hilaire, Jérôme; et al. (2019): Negative emissions and international climate goals—learning from and about mitigation scenarios

Hilaire, Jérôme; Minx, Jan C.; Callaghan, Max W.; Edmonds, Jae; Luderer, Gunnar; Nemet, Gregory F. et al. (2019): Negative emissions and international climate goals—learning from and about mitigation scenarios. In Climatic Change. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-019-02516-4.

"Most recent evidence stresses the importance of future socio-economic conditions in determining the flexibility of NET deployment and suggests opportunities for hedging technology risks by adopting portfolios of NETs. Importantly, our thematic review highlights that there is a much richer set of findings on NETs than commonly reflected upon both in scientific assessments and available reviews. "

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18.10.2019

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Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies

Bellamy, Rob (2019): Social readiness of adaptation technologies. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change 10 (6). DOI: 10.1002/wcc.623.

"Despite growing recognition that Europe must adapt to climate variability and change, there is still limited evidence of adaptation implementation. At the same time, despite knowing that successful adaptation will be contingent on societal factors just as much as on technical ones, there has been very little research into social perceptions of adaptation technologies."

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17.10.2019

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Low, S.; et al. (2020): Is bio-energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) feasible? The contested authority of integrated assessment modelin

Low, Sean; Schäfer, Stefan (2020): Is bio-energy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) feasible? The contested authority of integrated assessment modeling. In Energy Research & Social Science 60, p. 101326. DOI: 10.1016/j.erss.2019.101326.

"We find that the competing judgments of BECCS's feasibility, between the IAM community and its critics, reflect and reinforce different understandings of the freedom of scientific inquiry, the mutual influences of science and policy, the shape of science communication, and the necessity of reform. We ask what these claims signal for future activity in this space, and conclude with a call for ‘reflexive’ modeling approaches to bridge perspectives."

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16.10.2019

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Winsberg, E. (2019): A modest defense of geoengineering research

Winsberg, Eric (2019): A modest defense of geoengineering research. [Preprint].

"This paper examines the ethics of geoengineering research--particular research regarding solar radiation management using stratospheric aerosols. It takes a broadly consequentialist approach. The goal is to estimate the expected utility of conducting the research itself."

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14.10.2019

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Kramer, D. (2019): Commentary: Cutting carbon emissions isn’t enough

Kramer, David (2019): Commentary: Cutting carbon emissions isn’t enough. American Institute of Physics, 10/10/2019.

"To keep climate change in check, the US needs to lead the world in developing and deploying negative-emissions technologies for removing carbon dioxide."

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14.10.2019

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Bach, L. T.; et al. (2019): CO2 Removal With Enhanced Weathering and Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement: Potential Risks and Co-benefits for Marine Pelagic Ecosystems

Bach, Lennart T.; Gill, Sophie J.; Rickaby, Rosalind E. M.; Gore, Sarah; Renforth, Phil (2019): CO2 Removal With Enhanced Weathering and Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement: Potential Risks and Co-benefits for Marine Pelagic Ecosystems. In Front. Clim. 1, p. 7. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2019.00007.

"Humankind will need to remove hundreds of gigatons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere by the end of the twenty-first century to keep global warming below 2°C within the constraints of the global carbon budget. However, so far it is unclear if and how this could be achieved."

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09.10.2019

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Smith, P.; et al. (2019): How to measure, report and verify soil carbon change to realize the potential of soil carbon sequestration for atmospheric greenhouse gas removal

Smith, Pete; Soussana, Jean‐Francois; Angers, Denis; Schipper, Louis; Chenu, Claire; Rasse, Daniel P. et al. (2019): How to measure, report and verify soil carbon change to realize the potential of soil carbon sequestration for atmospheric greenhouse gas removal. In Global Change Biology. DOI: 10.1111/gcb.14815.

"We describe how repeat soil surveys are used to estimate changes in SOC over time, and how long‐term experiments and space‐for‐time substitution sites can serve as sources of knowledge and can be used to test models, and as potential benchmark sites in global frameworks to estimate SOC change."

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09.10.2019

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Sillman, J.; et al. (2019): Bacterial protein for food and feed generated via renewable energy and direct air capture of CO2: Can it reduce land and water use?

Sillman, Jani; Nygren, Lauri; Kahiluoto, Helena; Ruuskanen, Vesa; Tamminen, Anu; Bajamundi, Cyril et al. (2019): Bacterial protein for food and feed generated via renewable energy and direct air capture of CO2: Can it reduce land and water use? In Global Food Security 22, pp. 25–32. DOI: 10.1016/j.gfs.2019.09.007.

"This quantitative literature review conservatively estimated the direct land and water use of bacterial protein production relying on secondary data for the components of the technology and for the reference protein sources. A several times higher potential protein yield per land area can be achieved by this technology with approximately one-tenth of the water use compared to that required for soybean production."

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07.10.2019

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Buck, H. J. (2019): After geoengineering. Climate tragedy, repair, and restoration

Buck, Holly Jean (2019): After geoengineering. Climate tragedy, repair, and restoration. London: Verso.

"Geoengineering is assumed to be on the side of industrial agriculture, inequality and ecomodernism, in opposition to degrowth, renewable energy, sustainable agriculture and climate justice. After Geoengineering rejects this binary, to ask: what if the people seized the means of climate production? Both critical and utopian, the book examines the possible futures after geoengineering. Rejecting the idea that geoengineering is some kind of easy work-around, Holly Buck outlines the kind of social transformation that would be necessary to enact a programme of geoengineering in the first place."

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07.10.2019

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Schneider, L. (2019): Fixing the Climate? How Geoengineering Threatens to Undermine the SDGs and Climate Justice

Schneider, Linda (2019): Fixing the Climate? How Geoengineering Threatens to Undermine the SDGs and Climate Justice. In: Development. DOI: 10.1057/s41301-019-00211-6.

"Geoengineering—large-scale technological interventions in the Earth’s natural processes and ecosystems promoted to counteract some of the symptoms of climate change—threaten to undermine the achievement of SDGs and climate justice. Both Carbon Dioxide Removal and Solar Radiation Management schemes are bound to exacerbate concomitant socio-ecological and socio-economic global crises, deepen societal dependence on technocratic elites and large-scale technological systems and create new spaces for profit and power for new and old economic elites."

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