06.04.2021

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Yang, F.; et al. (2021): Carbon capture and biomass in industry: A techno-economic analysis and comparison of negative emission options

Yang, F.; Meerman, J. C.; Faaij, A.P.C. (2021): Carbon capture and biomass in industry: A techno-economic analysis and comparison of negative emission options. In Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 144, p. 111028. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2021.111028.

"[A]n integrated evaluation of the techno-economic performance regarding CO2 capture and biomass use was performed for five energy-intensive industrial sub-sectors."

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06.04.2021

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Peacock, Kent A. (2021): As Much as Possible, as Soon As Possible: Getting Negative About Emissions

Peacock, Kent A. (2021): As Much as Possible, as Soon As Possible: Getting Negative About Emissions. In Ethics, Policy & Environment. DOI: 10.1080/21550085.2021.1904497.

"This paper is a report on the viability, both technical and ethical, of negative emissions technologies (NETs) in climate change mitigation."

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05.04.2021

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Raimi, Kaitlin T. (2021): Public Perceptions of Geoengineering

Raimi, Kaitlin T. (2021): Public Perceptions of Geoengineering. In Current Opinion in Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.03.012.

"In the face of unrelenting climate change and insufficient mitigation, experts are increasingly considering using geoengineering—carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SRM)—to manipulate the Earth’s climate. So far, most laypeople are unaware of geoengineering and many are resistant to these technologies when told about them. A growing literature finds that these initial reactions are tied to psychological traits, beliefs, and identities including trust in the actors involved, political and social identities, beliefs about tampering with the natural world, and perceived tradeoffs between geoengineering and alternative approaches. Finally, given the lack of existing knowledge of geoengineering, public acceptance is highly susceptible to how these technologies are framed, offering both risks and opportunities for climate communication."

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05.04.2021

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JIAO, Nianzhi (2021): Developing Ocean Negative Carbon Emission Technology to Support National Carbon Neutralization

JIAO, Nianzhi (2021): Developing Ocean Negative Carbon Emission Technology to Support National Carbon Neutralization. In Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version) 36 (2), pp. 179–187. DOI: 10.16418/j.issn.1000-3045.20210123001.

"We have established marine carbon sequestration theory, which has laid solid foundation for negative emission and set up the linkage between science and policy. At present, China should take the lead of the international program on the ocean negative carbon emission (ONCE), and put it into practice through top design, timely layout, and development of ONCE technology, and then establish ONCE protocols and standards for carbon trade."

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31.03.2021

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Crystal-Ornelas, Robert; et al. (2021): Soil organic carbon is affected by organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping in organic farming systems: A meta-analysis

Crystal-Ornelas, Robert; Thapa, Resham; Tully, Katherine L. (2021): Soil organic carbon is affected by organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping in organic farming systems: A meta-analysis. In Agriculture, Ecosystems & Environment 312. DOI: 10.1016/j.agee.2021.107356.

"Therefore, the main objective of this meta-analysis was to investigate the effect of BMPs, such as organic amendments, conservation tillage, and cover cropping, on soil health within organic farming systems. We focused on two principal soil health metrics: soil organic carbon (SOC) and microbial biomass carbon (MBC) concentrations."

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29.03.2021

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Carton, Wim; et al. (2021): Undoing equivalence: Rethinking carbon accounting for just carbon removal

Carton, Wim; Lund, Jens Friis; Dooley, Kate (2021): Undoing equivalence: Rethinking carbon accounting for just carbon removal. In Front. Clim. 3, p. 30. DOI: 10.3389/fclim.2021.664130.

"Yet the conflation of emission reductions and removals is only one among several implicit equivalences in carbon removal accounting. Here we examine three other forms – carbon, geographical and temporal equivalence - and discuss their implications for climate justice and the environmental risks with carbon removal."

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29.03.2021

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Terrer, C.; et al. (2021): A trade-off between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO2

Terrer, C.; Phillips, R. P.; Hungate, B. A.; Rosende, J.; Pett-Ridge, J.; Craig, M. E. et al. (2021): A trade-off between plant and soil carbon storage under elevated CO2. In Nature 591 (7851), pp. 599–603. DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-03306-8.

"Here we synthesized data from 108 eCO2 experiments and found that the effect of eCO2 on SOC stocks is best explained by a negative relationship with plant biomass: when plant biomass is strongly stimulated by eCO2, SOC storage declines; conversely, when biomass is weakly stimulated, SOC storage increases."

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23.03.2021

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McLaren, Duncan; Corry, Olaf (2021): The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering

McLaren, Duncan; Corry, Olaf (2021): The politics and governance of research into solar geoengineering. In Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change. DOI: 10.1002/wcc.707.

"This review outlines ways in which research conditions or constructs solar geoengineering in diverse ways, including the forms of possible material technologies of solar geoengineering; the criteria and targets for their assessment; the scenarios in which they might be deployed; the publics which may support or oppose them; their political implications for other climate responses, and the international relationsgovernance mechanisms, and configurations of power that are presumed in order to regulate them."

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23.03.2021

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Proctor, Jonathan (2021): Atmospheric opacity has a nonlinear effect on global crop yields

Proctor, Jonathan (2021): Atmospheric opacity has a nonlinear effect on global crop yields. In Nat Food 2 (3), pp. 166–173. DOI: 10.1038/s43016-021-00240-w.

"By leveraging year-to-year variation in growing-season cloud optical thickness, I provide nonlinear empirical estimates of how increased atmospheric opacity alters sunlight across the Earth’s surface and how this affects maize and soy yields in the United States, Europe, Brazil and China."

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23.03.2021

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Spence, Elspeth; et al. (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy

Spence, Elspeth; Cox, Emily; Pidgeon, Nick (2021): Exploring cross-national public support for the use of enhanced weathering as a land-based carbon dioxide removal strategy. In Climatic Change 165 (1-2). DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03050-y.

"This study explores how public attitudes across three countries influence support towards terrestrial enhanced weathering, whereby silicate minerals are applied to agricultural land to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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