29.10.2020

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Low, Sean; Boettcher, Miranda (2020): Delaying decarbonization: Climate governmentalities and sociotechnical strategies from Copenhagen to Paris

Low, Sean; Boettcher, Miranda (2020): Delaying decarbonization: Climate governmentalities and sociotechnical strategies from Copenhagen to Paris. In Earth System Governance 5, p. 100073. DOI: 10.1016/j.esg.2020.100073.

"An era (2005–2015) centered around the Copenhagen Accord saw the rise of several immature sociotechnical strategies currently at play: carbon capture and storage, REDD+, next-generation biofuels, shale gas, short-lived climate pollutants, carbon dioxide removal, and solar radiation management. Through a framework grounded in governmentality studies, we point out common trends in how this seemingly disparate range of strategies is emerging, evolving, and taking effect."

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29.10.2020

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Wang, Jing; et al. (2020): Large Chinese land carbon sink estimated from atmospheric carbon dioxide data

Wang, Jing; Feng, Liang; Palmer, Paul I.; Liu, Yi; Fang, Shuangxi; Bösch, Hartmut et al. (2020): Large Chinese land carbon sink estimated from atmospheric carbon dioxide data. In Nature 586 (7831), pp. 720–723. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-020-2849-9.

"Here we present recently available data on the atmospheric mole fraction of CO2, measured from six sites across China during 2009 to 2016. Using these data, we estimate a mean Chinese land biosphere sink of −1.11 ± 0.38 petagrams of carbon per year during 2010 to 2016, equivalent to about 45 per cent of our estimate of annual Chinese anthropogenic emissions over that period."

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27.10.2020

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Johansson, Daniel J.A.; et al. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models

Johansson, Daniel J.A.; Azar, Christian; Lehtveer, Mariliis; Peters, Glen P. (2020): The role of negative carbon emissions in reaching the Paris climate targets: The impact of target formulation in integrated assessment models. In Environ. Res. Lett. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abc3f0.

"Across two Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs), we found that the amount of net-negative emissions – when global net emissions fall below zero – depends to a large extent on how the target is represented, i.e. implemented in the model."

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27.10.2020

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Nelson, John P.; et al. (2020): Assessing solar geoengineering research funders: Insights from two US public deliberations

Nelson, John P.; Kaplan, Leah; Tomblin, David (2020): Assessing solar geoengineering research funders: Insights from two US public deliberations. In The Anthropocene Review, 205301962096484. DOI: 10.1177/2053019620964845.

"For both normative and pragmatic reasons, actors interested in SRM research and implementation would do well to attend to public preferences and concerns regarding SRM work. But despite growing literature treating public perspectives on SRM governance, little is known about public perceptions or preferences regarding potential SRM research funders. Specific research funders could significantly affect both the varieties, scales, and aims of research performed and public responses to SRM research. Drawing from two deliberative public forums on SRM research involving 171 participants in total, this paper begins to fill this gap in the literature."

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27.10.2020

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Converse, Benjamin A.; et al. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering

Converse, Benjamin A.; Hancock, Patrick I.; Klotz, Leidy E.; Clarens, Andres F.; Adams, Gabrielle S. (2020): If humans design the planet: A call for psychological scientists to engage with climate engineering. In The American psychologist. DOI: 10.1037/amp0000656.

"The field of psychological science should prepare to help society responsibly consider climate engineering alongside more conventional climate-change responses. This article lays out some initial questions and issues a call to action. It aims to provide common ground for a conversation between climatologists, policymakers, psychological scientists, and members of the public on the important behavioral touchpoints of climate engineering."

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26.10.2020

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Buck, Holly J.; et al. (2020): Adaptation and Carbon Removal

Buck, Holly J., Jay Furhman, David R. Morrow, Daniel L. Sanchez, and Frances M. Wang (2020): Adaptation and Carbon Removal. One Earth 3 (4): 425–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.oneear.2020.09.008.

‌"We propose three simple principles for integrating carbon removal and adaptation: identify opportunities for adaptive carbon removal in planning, prioritize adaptive value of projects, and give credit for carbon removed."

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23.10.2020

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Liu, Yayuan; et al. (2020): Electrochemically mediated gating membrane with dynamically controllable gas transport

Liu, Yayuan; Chow, Chun-Man; Phillips, Katherine R.; Wang, Miao; Voskian, Sahag; Hatton, T. Alan (2020): Electrochemically mediated gating membrane with dynamically controllable gas transport. In Science Advances 6 (42). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abc1741.

"An electrochemically mediated carbon dioxide concentrator demonstrates proof of concept by integrating the gating membranes with redox-active sorbents, where gating effectively prevented the cross-talk between feed and product gas streams for high-efficiency, directional carbon dioxide pumping. We anticipate our concept of dynamically regulating transport at gas-liquid interfaces to broadly inspire systems in fields of gas separation, miniaturized devices, multiphase reactors, and beyond."

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23.10.2020

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Sapinski, J. P.; et al. (2020): Has it come to this? The promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink

Sapinski, J. P.; Buck, Holly Jean; Malm, Andreas (Eds.) (2020): Has it come to this? The promises and perils of geoengineering on the brink. New Brunswick, Camden: Rutgers University Press (Nature, society, and culture).

"The editors set out this diverse collection of voices not as a monolithic, unified take on geoengineering, but as a place where creative thinkers, students, and interested environmental and social justice advocates can explore nuanced ideas in more than 240 characters."

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22.10.2020

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Rodriguez, Emily; et al. (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage

Rodriguez, Emily; Lefvert, Adrian; Fridahl, Mathias; Grönkvist, Stefan; Haikola, Simon; Hansson, Anders (2020): Tensions in the energy transition: Swedish and Finnish company perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage. In Journal of Cleaner Production, p. 124527. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.124527.

"In the European Pollutant Release and Transfer Register, Sweden and Finland reported 64% and 51% biogenic emissions, respectively, in facilities emitting over 100 kt of carbon dioxide in 2017, while the corresponding collective figure for all European states in the database is 6%. This qualitative study highlights company actors’ perspectives on bioenergy with carbon capture and storage within a Nordic regional context and explores their perspective on emerging tensions in the energy transition."

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19.10.2020

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Feng, Dongdong; et al. (2020): Review of Carbon Fixation Evaluation and Emission Reduction Effectiveness for Biochar in China

Feng, Dongdong; Wang, Shizhang; Zhang, Yu; Zhao, Yijun; Sun, Shaozeng; Chang, Guozhang et al. (2020): Review of Carbon Fixation Evaluation and Emission Reduction Effectiveness for Biochar in China. In Energy Fuels 34 (9), pp. 10583–10606. DOI: 10.1021/acs.energyfuels.0c02396.

"As the world’s largest energy consumer (i.e., 24% of the world) and one of the largest biomass resource reserve countries (i.e., total reserves of 73.42 × 108 t a–1), for China, using biomass to prepare for biochar and store it in soil to realize the “carbon sequestration and emission reduction” is of great significance. This paper explores the physical–chemical properties of biochar and finds out its reason–manifestation–influencing factors for “carbon sequestration reduction”."

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