26.02.2021

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Ghidoni, Riccardo; et al. (2021): Governing Climate Geoengineering: Side-payments are not enough

Ghidoni, Riccardo; Bosetti, Valentina; Tavoni, Massimo; Abatayo, Anna (2021): Governing Climate Geoengineering: Side-payments are not enough. Available online at https://ssrn.com/abstract=3790706.

"Through a laboratory experiment on a public good-or-bad game, we study whether side-payments can address this governance problem. While theoretically effective, our experimental results show only a modest impact of side-payments on outcomes, especially in a multilateral setup. Replacing unstructured bilateral exchanges with a treaty framework simplifies the action space and performs moderately better."

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26.02.2021

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Malik, Abdul; et al. (2020): Tropical Pacific climate variability under solar geoengineering: impacts on ENSO extremes

Malik, Abdul; Nowack, Peer J.; Haigh, Joanna D.; Cao, Long; Atique, Luqman; Plancherel, Yves (2020): Tropical Pacific climate variability under solar geoengineering: impacts on ENSO extremes. In Atmos. Chem. Phys 20 (23), pp. 15461–15485. DOI: 10.5194/acp-20-15461-2020.

"We here present results from a 1000-year-long solar-geoengineering simulation, G1, carried out with the coupled atmosphere–ocean general circulation model HadCM3L. In agreement with previous studies, reducing the solar irradiance (4 %) to offset global mean surface warming in the model more than compensates the warming in the tropical Pacific that develops in the 4 × CO2 scenario."

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26.02.2021

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Manohara, G. V.; et al. (2021): Binder free novel synthesis of structured hybrid mixed metal oxides (MMOs) for high temperature CO2 capture

Manohara, G. V.; Mercedes Maroto-Valer, M.; Garcia, Susana (2021): Binder free novel synthesis of structured hybrid mixed metal oxides (MMOs) for high temperature CO2 capture. In Chemical Engineering Journal 415, p. 128881. DOI: 10.1016/j.cej.2021.128881.

"They also showed excellent cycling behaviour over 20 carbonation/regeneration cycles. This novel post synthesis modification method shows promise to develop LDH based MMOs structured sorbents that are suitable for industrial scale CO2 capture applications."

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26.02.2021

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Oomen, Jeroen (2021): Imagining climate engineering. Dreaming of the designer climate

Oomen, Jeroen (2021): Imagining climate engineering. Dreaming of the designer climate. New York: Routledge (Routledge environmental humanities).

"This book highlights the increasing attention for climate engineering, a set of speculative technologies aimed to counter global warming. What is the future of the global climate? And who gets to decide—or even design—this future?"

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26.02.2021

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Scott, Karen N. (2021): Not an Intractable Challenge

Scott, Karen N. (2021): Not an Intractable Challenge. In Myron H. Nordquist, John Norton Moore (Eds.): Marine biodiversity of areas beyond national jurisdiction. Leiden, The Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV (Center for oceans law and policy, volume 24), pp. 189–210.

"This chapter explores one such activity, geoengineering scientific research, and examines the recent and emerging regime at both the international and the regional levels designed to regulate this controversial use of the ocean commons."

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22.02.2021

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Rueda, O.; et al. (2021): Negative-emissions technology portfolios to meet the 1.5 °C target

Rueda, O.; Mogollón, J. M.; Tukker, A.; Scherer, L. (2021): Negative-emissions technology portfolios to meet the 1.5 °C target. In Global Environmental Change, p. 102238. DOI: 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2021.102238.

"Here, we present a comprehensive framework, integrating NETs’ critical performance aspects of feasibility, effectiveness, and side impacts, to define the optimal technology mix within realistic outlooks."

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19.02.2021

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Robrecht, Sabine; et al. (2021): Potential of future stratospheric ozone loss in the midlatitudes under global warming and sulfate geoengineering

Robrecht, Sabine; Vogel, Bärbel; Tilmes, Simone; Müller, Rolf (2021): Potential of future stratospheric ozone loss in the midlatitudes under global warming and sulfate geoengineering. In Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 21 (4), pp. 2427–2455. DOI: 10.5194/acp-21-2427-2021.

"Therefore, the results of the Geoengineering Large Ensemble Simulations (GLENS) for the lowermost-stratospheric mixing layer between tropospheric and stratospheric air are considered together with 10-day box-model simulations performed with the Chemical Lagrangian Model of the Stratosphere (CLaMS). In GLENS two future scenarios are simulated: the RCP8.5 global warming scenario and a geoengineering scenario, where sulfur is additionally injected into the stratosphere to keep the global mean surface temperature from changing."

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19.02.2021

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Fuss, Sabine; Johnsson, Filip (2021): The BECCS Implementation Gap–A Swedish Case Study

Fuss, Sabine; Johnsson, Filip (2021): The BECCS Implementation Gap–A Swedish Case Study. In Front. Energy Res. 8, p. 385. DOI: 10.3389/fenrg.2020.553400.

"We review the role that BECCS could play in reaching net-zero targets based on the existing 1.5°C scenarios. Such scenarios presented in the literature typically have BECCS at a GtCO2 per year scale. We also assess the potentials and obstacles for BECCS implementation at the national level, applying Sweden as a case study."

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17.02.2021

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Driscoll, Daniel (2021): Drivers of Carbon Price Adoption in Wealthy Democracies: International or Domestic Forces?

Driscoll, Daniel (2021): Drivers of Carbon Price Adoption in Wealthy Democracies: International or Domestic Forces? In Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. DOI: 10.1177/2378023121992252.

"The author argues that the global free-rider problem, posed by nonbinding international climate agreements and lack of enforcement, and fossil fuel business-elite power undermine the force of international values and norms. World society scholarship should attend more to (1) whether international participation incurs substantial local costs or powerful stakeholder opposition and (2) whether the benefits of such participation are more domestically or globally distributed."

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16.02.2021

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Scott, Allan; et al. (2021): Transformation of abundant magnesium silicate minerals for enhanced CO2 sequestration

Scott, Allan; Oze, Christopher; Shah, Vineet; Yang, Nan; Shanks, Barney; Cheeseman, Chris et al. (2021): Transformation of abundant magnesium silicate minerals for enhanced CO2 sequestration. In Commun Earth Environ 2 (1), pp. 1–6. DOI: 10.1038/s43247-021-00099-6.

"Here we show a novel low-carbon method of producing Mg(OH)2, from globally abundant olivine-rich silicate rocks. A combination of acid digestion and electrolysis of olivine were used to produce Mg(OH)2 in a fully recoverable system."

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