27.03.2020

# New Publications

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Bellamy, Rob. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies.”

Bellamy, Rob. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies.” International Encyclopedia of Geography, March, 1–6. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118786352.wbieg2008.

‌"Negative emissions technologies (NETs) have been proposed for removing carbon dioxide directly from the atmosphere in order to moderate global warming. This entry describes the different ideas that exist under the category and traces the origins of the concept before examining their potential contribution to keeping global warming below 1.5°C, their technical readiness, and estimated costs."

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27.03.2020

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Buck, Holly Jean, et al. 2020: “Evaluating the Efficacy and Equity of Environmental Stopgap Measures.”

Buck, Holly Jean, Laura Jane Martin, Oliver Geden, Peter Kareiva, Liz Koslov, Will Krantz, Ben Kravitz, et al. 2020: “Evaluating the Efficacy and Equity of Environmental Stopgap Measures.” Nature Sustainability, March. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0497-6.

‌"We introduce an analytical framework to assess stopgaps and apply this framework to solar geoengineering, a controversial stopgap for reducing emissions."

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24.03.2020

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Robock, Alan. 2020: “Benefits and Risks of Stratospheric Solar Radiation Management for Climate Intervention (Geoengineering).”

Robock, Alan. 2020: “Benefits and Risks of Stratospheric Solar Radiation Management for Climate Intervention (Geoengineering).” Spring Bridge Issue on Engineering and Climate Change (50/1). 

‌"Even if it becomes possible, stratospheric geoengineering would come with benefits but also risks and concerns. Quantifying these benefits and risks requires more research."

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24.03.2020

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Wilcox, Jennifer. 2020: “The Giving Earth.”

Wilcox, Jennifer. 2020: “The Giving Earth.” Spring Bridge Issue on Engineering and Climate Change (50/1).

"What if methods could be engineered to render fossil energy “green” by replacing the pore space in rocks depleted of oil and gas with sequestered CO2? This is possible, but it does not seem a fair trade to Earth."

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23.03.2020

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Eisaman, Matthew D. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies: The Tradeoffs of Air-Capture Economics.”

Eisaman, Matthew D. 2020: “Negative Emissions Technologies: The Tradeoffs of Air-Capture Economics.” Joule 4 (3): 516–20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.02.007.

‌"Climate models predict that significant deployment of negative emissions technologies (NETs) will be needed to avoid warming beyond 1.5°C."

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23.03.2020

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Zeng, Sibo, et al. 2019: “Sensitivity of the Global Carbonate Weathering Carbon-Sink Flux to Climate and Land-Use Changes.”

Zeng, Sibo, Zaihua Liu, and Georg Kaufmann. 2019: “Sensitivity of the Global Carbonate Weathering Carbon-Sink Flux to Climate and Land-Use Changes.” Nature Communications 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13772-4.

‌"Here, we show that there is likely to be a widespread and consistent increase in the global CCSF (ranging from + 9.8% (RCP4.5) to + 17.1% (RCP8.5)) over the period 1950–2100."

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20.03.2020

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Irvine, Peter J, and David W Keith. 2020: “Halving Warming with Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Moderates Policy-Relevant Climate Hazards.”

Irvine, Peter J, and David W Keith. 2020. “Halving Warming with Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Moderates Policy-Relevant Climate Hazards.” Environmental Research Letters 15 (4): 044011. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab76de.

"In prior work it was found that halving warming with an idealized solar constant reduction would substantially reduce climate change overall, exacerbating change in a small fraction of places. Here, we test if this result holds for a more realistic representation of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering using the data from the geoengineering large ensemble (GLENS)."

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19.03.2020

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Low, Sean, and Holly Jean Buck. 2020: “The Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation in ‘Climate Engineering.’”

Low, Sean, and Holly Jean Buck. 2020. “The Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation in ‘Climate Engineering.’” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, March, e644. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.644.

‌"In this review, we first survey how RRI thinking has already been applied to both carbon removal and sunlight reflection methods for climate intervention. We examine how RRI is employed in four types of activities: Assessment processes and reports, principles and protocols for research governance, critical mappings of research, and deliberative and futuring engagements."

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19.03.2020

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Bossio, D. A., et al. 2020: “The Role of Soil Carbon in Natural Climate Solutions.”

Bossio, D. A., S. C. Cook-Patton, P. W. Ellis, J. Fargione, J. Sanderman, P. Smith, S. Wood, et al. 2020. “The Role of Soil Carbon in Natural Climate Solutions.” Nature Sustainability, March. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0491-z.

‌"Here we quantify the role of soil carbon in natural (land-based) climate solutions and review some of the project design mechanisms available to tap into the potential."

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19.03.2020

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Kirchner, Julia S., et al. 2020: "Reducing CO2 Emissions of a Coal-Fired Power Plant via Accelerated Weathering of Limestone: Carbon Capture Efficiency and Environmental Safety."

Kirchner, Julia S., Andrew Berry, Frank Ohnemüller, Bernhard Schnetger, Egon Erich, Hans-Jürgen Brumsack, and Karsten A. Lettmann. 2020. “Reducing CO2 Emissions of a Coal-Fired Power Plant via Accelerated Weathering of Limestone: Carbon Capture Efficiency and Environmental Safety.” Environmental Science & Technology. 2020. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.9b07009.

"Accelerated weathering of limestone (AWL) has been proposed as a tool to capture CO2 from effluent gas streams and store it primarily as bicarbonate in the marine environment. We evaluated the performance of the biggest AWL-reactor to date that was installed at a coal-fired power plant in Germany."

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