15.02.2021

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Smith, Wake; Henly, Claire (2021): Updated and outdated reservations about research into stratospheric aerosol injection

Smith, Wake; Henly, Claire (2021): Updated and outdated reservations about research into stratospheric aerosol injection. In Climatic Change 164 (3-4), pp. 1–15. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-021-03017-z.

"In this paper, we seek to ground discussions of the governance of stratospheric aerosol injection research in recent literature about the field including an updated understanding of the technology’s deployment logistics and scale, pattern of effects, and research pathways."

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12.02.2021

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Golja, C. M.; et al. (2021): Aerosol Dynamics in the Near Field of the SCoPEx Stratospheric Balloon Experiment

Golja, C. M.; Chew, L. W.; Dykema, J. A.; Keith, D. W. (2021): Aerosol Dynamics in the Near Field of the SCoPEx Stratospheric Balloon Experiment. In Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1029/2020JD033438.

"To predict aerosol size distributions we apply microphysical parameterizations of nucleation, condensation and coagulation to simulate an aerosol plume generated via injection of calcite powder or sulphate into a stratospheric wake with velocity and turbulence simulated by a three‐dimensional (3D) fluid dynamic calculation."

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12.02.2021

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Visioni, Daniele; et al. (2021): Is Turning Down the Sun a Good Proxy for Stratospheric Sulfate Geoengineering?

Visioni, Daniele; MacMartin, Douglas G.; Kravitz, Ben (2021): Is Turning Down the Sun a Good Proxy for Stratospheric Sulfate Geoengineering? In Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres. DOI: 10.1029/2020JD033952.

"Here we show that dimming the sun does not produce the same surface climate effects as simulating aerosols in the stratosphere."

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10.02.2021

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Wagner, Gernot (2021): Stadt, Land, Klima. Warum wir nur mit einem urbanen Leben die Erde retten

Wagner, Gernot (2021): Stadt, Land, Klima. Warum wir nur mit einem urbanen Leben die Erde retten. 1. Auflage. Wien: Brandstätter.

"It’s a personal exploration of how the decision of where we live influences the climate, and how addressing climate change implies reevaluating our living choices."

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10.02.2021

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Zhu, Yuanzhuo; et al. (2021): Extreme climate response to marine cloud brightening in the arid Sahara-Sahel-Arabian Peninsula zone

Zhu, Yuanzhuo; Zhang, Zhihua; Crabbe, M. James C. (2021): Extreme climate response to marine cloud brightening in the arid Sahara-Sahel-Arabian Peninsula zone. In International Journal of Climate Change Strategies and Management. DOI: 10.1108/IJCCSM-06-2020-0051.

"Climatic extreme events are predicted to occur more frequently and intensely and will significantly threat the living of residents in arid and semi-arid regions. Therefore, this study aims to assess climatic extremes’ response to the emerging climate change mitigation strategy using a marine cloud brightening (MCB) scheme."

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10.02.2021

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Vince, Gaia (2021): Outstanding reportage from the front lines of geoengineering

Vince, Gaia (2021): Outstanding reportage from the front lines of geoengineering. In Nature 590 (7845), pp. 206–207. DOI: 10.1038/d41586-021-00333-3.

 

"In her latest book, Elizabeth Kolbert asks: could some environmental fixes be worse than the problems?"

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08.02.2021

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Brander, Matthew; et al. (2021): Carbon accounting for negative emissions technologies

Brander, Matthew; Ascui, Francisco; Scott, Vivian; Tett, Simon (2021): Carbon accounting for negative emissions technologies. In Climate Policy, pp. 1–19. DOI: 10.1080/14693062.2021.1878009.

"Based on a systematic literature review this study identifies five distinct accounting issues related to NETs: 1. estimating total system-wide change in emissions/removals; 2. non-permanence; 3. non-equivalence of ‘no overshoot’ and ‘overshoot and removal’; 4. accounting for incentives for NETs; and 5. the temporal distribution of emissions/removals."

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08.02.2021

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Sharifian, R.; et al. (2021): Electrochemical carbon dioxide capture to close the carbon cycle

Sharifian, R.; Wagterveld, R. M.; Digdaya, I. A.; Xiang, C.; Vermaas, D. A. (2021): Electrochemical carbon dioxide capture to close the carbon cycle. In Energy & Environmental Science. DOI: 10.1039/D0EE03382K.

"In the present work, recent progress made in electrochemical CO2 capture is reviewed."

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08.02.2021

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Watt, Robert (2021): The fantasy of carbon offsetting

Watt, Robert (2021): The fantasy of carbon offsetting. In Environmental Politics, pp. 1–20. DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2021.1877063.

"Carbon offsetting has been beset by problems and failures, and relies on the mobilisation of supportive discourses and knowledge-claims to retain a sense of credibility. Psycho-analytical ideology critique can help explain how these processes interact with questions of subjectivity. Analysis of interviews with carbon offset market practitioners suggests that identification with carbon offsetting is only partial, and that it is sustained through disavowal, through trust in the authority of the Other, and through desire for carbon offsetting’s unrealisable promises."

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08.02.2021

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Gettelman, A.; et al. (2021): Climate Impacts of COVID‐19 Induced Emission Changes

Gettelman, A.; Lamboll, R.; Bardeen, C. G.; Forster, P. M.; Watson‐Parris, D. (2021): Climate Impacts of COVID‐19 Induced Emission Changes. In Geophysical Research Letters 48 (3), e2020GL091805. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL091805.

"We use estimates of emission changes for 2020 in two Earth System Models (ESMs) to simulate the impacts of the COVID‐19 economic changes."

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