06.04.2020

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Newsletter of Week 15 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 15 of 2020 is now available here.


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06.04.2020

# New Publications

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Rissman, Jeffrey; et al. 2020: “Technologies and Policies to Decarbonize Global Industry: Review and Assessment of Mitigation Drivers through 2070.”

Rissman, Jeffrey, Chris Bataille, Eric Masanet, Nate Aden, William R. Morrow, Nan Zhou, Neal Elliott, et al. 2020: “Technologies and Policies to Decarbonize Global Industry: Review and Assessment of Mitigation Drivers through 2070.” Applied Energy 266 (May): 114848. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apenergy.2020.114848.

‌"Full research report detailing the technologies and policies that can reach net zero global industrial emissions by 2050–2070. The paper was co-authored by 30 experts who attended the Aspen Global Change Institute workshop on Industry Decarbonization in November 2018."

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06.04.2020

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The Guardian: North Atlantic's capacity to absorb CO2 overestimated, study suggests

"Research into ocean’s plankton likely to lead to negative revision of global climate calculations."

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06.04.2020

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The Wire Science: Should Human Attempts to Modify the Climate Be Considered a Public Good?

"In a new study published in the journal Global Transitions, Robert Holahan, an associate professor at Binghamton University, New York, and I argue that the technical definition of public goods in economics detracts from the central question of stratospheric aerosol injection (SAI)."

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06.04.2020

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Podcast: Nori: #6: California's big negative emissions opportunity—w/ Dr. Roger Aines of Lawrence Livermore Nat'l Lab

"Roger explains the technology involved in turning biomass into hydrogen and offers insight into the relative safety of carbon capture and storage or CCS. Listen in to understand why Roger sees oil and gas evolving into the direct air capture industry and learn how California is leading the charge toward negative emissions."

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06.04.2020

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Science Daily: On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products

"Bacteria on nanowires convert sunlight, carbon dioxide and water to organic building blocks."

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06.04.2020

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Su, Yude; et al. 2020: “Close-Packed Nanowire-Bacteria Hybrids for Efficient Solar-Driven CO2 Fixation.”

Su, Yude, Stefano Cestellos-Blanco, Ji Min Kim, Yue-xiao Shen, Qiao Kong, Dylan Lu, Chong Liu, Hao Zhang, Yuhong Cao, and Peidong Yang. 2020: “Close-Packed Nanowire-Bacteria Hybrids for Efficient Solar-Driven CO2 Fixation.” Joule. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joule.2020.03.001.

"Although considerable efforts have been invested to optimize microorganism species and electrode materials, the microorganism-cathode interface has not been systematically studied. Here, investigation of the interface allowed us to optimize the CO2-reducing rate of silicon nanowire/ Sporomusa ovata system."

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06.04.2020

# New Publications

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Klaus Radunsky, and Tim Cadman. 2019: “Governing the Sun.”

Klaus Radunsky, and Tim Cadman. 2019: “Governing the Sun.” International Journal of Social Quality 9 (2): 19-34. 2019. https://philpapers.org/rec/RADGTS.

"This article outlines these emerging technologies focusing on bioenergy, carbon capture and storage, and stratospheric aerosol injection, and explores some of the challenges they pose. Prevention of emissions and their reliable, safe, and environmentally benign removal remain the best options. Robust governance systems and a careful, unbiased, and knowledge-driven assessment of the risks of these emerging technologies are required before they are implemented any further."

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06.04.2020

# Media

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Wired: Geoengineering Is an Option. Just Read the Fine Print

"Scientists have proposed a range of techniques for reducing global warming—some commonsense, some harebrained, and some scary as hell."

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06.04.2020

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AZoCleantech: Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Could be Useful for Mitigating Climate Change

"The concept of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering involves adding a layer of aerosol particles to the upper atmosphere to decrease climate changes due to greenhouse gases like carbon dioxide."

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