12.12.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Participation: Ecological Impacts of Solar Radiation Management (SRM) Geoengineering Workshops

Deadline: 17. January 2020

"We invite postdocs and graduate students to apply for spots in NSF-funded workshops titled, "Workshops on the ecological impacts of solar radiation management geoengineering." The workshops bring together climate scientists and ecologists to address how solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering could affect ecology, including species distributions, biodiversity, and ecosystem functions and services."

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11.12.2019

# Media

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Drax: Drax sets world-first ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

"Using bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) Drax will remove more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere than it produces, creating a negative carbon footprint for the company."

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11.12.2019

# New Publications

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Hofmann, M.; et al. (2019): Strong Time Dependence of Ocean Acidification Mitigation by Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Removal

Hofmann, M., S. Mathesius, E. Kriegler, D. P. van Vuuren, and H. J. Schellnhuber (2019): Strong Time Dependence of Ocean Acidification Mitigation by Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide Removal. Nature Communications 10 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13586-4.

‌"Here, we show that stringent mitigation strategies consistent with the 1.5 C scenario could, indeed, provoke a critical difference for the ocean’s carbon cycle and calcium carbonate saturation states. Favorable conditions for calcifying organisms like tropical corals and polar pteropods, both of major importance for large ecosystems, can only be maintained if CO2 emissions fall rapidly between 2025 and 2050, potentially requiring an early deployment of CO2 removal techniques in addition to drastic emissions reduction."

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11.12.2019

# Media

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Legal Planet: Glacial Geoengineering and the Law of Antarctica

"This post takes an in-depth look at a few Antarctic glacial geoengineering proposals, the problems they present for long-term governance, and how the law of Antarctica would frame oversight of early scientific research."

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11.12.2019

# Calls & events

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Call for Session Proposals: CEC20

Deadline: 2. March 2020

"The conference will address natural scientific, technical, ethical, and social aspects of these responses to climate change, via disciplinary research, interdisciplinary collaboration, and transdisciplinary engagement."

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11.12.2019

# Media

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Bulletin of the Atomic Scientist: Geoengineering is no climate fix. But calling it a moral hazard could be counterproductive

"Many experts are already worried that public discussion of geoengineering might dissuade policy makers from making harder but more substantial choices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. This is commonly called the “moral hazard” problem, and it has become a major argument against even pursuing further research into geoengineering technologies."

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11.12.2019

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Blog: Millennium Alliance for Humanity and the Biosphere: Are we already beyond climate tipping points? – A MAHB Dialogue with Paleo-Climatologist Andrew Glikson

"There is hardly any future for many species and for human civilization under mean global temperatures of more than 2 degrees Celsius, let alone under more than 4 degrees Celsius, which is where we are heading."

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10.12.2019

# New Publications

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Bellamy, R.; et al. (2019): Unnatural climate solutions?

Bellamy, Rob; Osaka, Shannon (2019): Unnatural climate solutions? In Nat. Clim. Chang., pp. 1–2. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0661-z.

"Framing solutions to climate change as natural strongly influences their acceptability, but what constitutes a ‘natural’ climate solution is selected, not self-evident. We suggest that the current, narrow formulation of natural climate solutions risks constraining what are thought of as desirable policy options."

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10.12.2019

# New Publications

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Köberle, A. C. (2019): The Value of BECCS in IAMs: a Review

Köberle, Alexandre C. (2019): The Value of BECCS in IAMs: a Review. In Current Sustainable/Renewable Energy Reports. DOI: 10.1007/s40518-019-00142-3.

"This paper examines the extent to which the value of BECCS in IAMs is enhanced by model structure constraints and assumptions."

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10.12.2019

# Political Papers

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Global CCS Institute: The Global Status of CCS: 2019

Global CCS Institute, 2019. The Global Status of CCS: 2019. Australia.

"The 2019 Global Status of CCS report documents important milestones for CCS over the past 12 months, its status across the world and the key opportunities and benefits the technology presents."

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