20.05.2019

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Geoengineering Monitor: Three Reports, One Story: Geoengineering is Dangerous… and Unnecessary (Webinar)

"Join CIEL, Heinrich Böll, Oil Change International, and DiCaprio Foundation/OneEarth for short presentations and a Q&A on three seminal reports on geoengineering: In the first two months of 2019, the Center for International Environmental Law/Heinrich Böll Foundation, Oil Change International, and the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation/OneEarth released three separate reports that tell interlinked parts of a single story: not only is it possible to stay within 1.5 degrees of global temperature rise without carbon capture storage, direct air capture, and geoengineering, but that is the only responsible way to do so."

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20.05.2019

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CBS News: Climate-smart farming: Save the Earth - and make money?

"Efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions that alter the climate typically focus on the energy industry or getting big companies like Amazon to curb fossil fuel consumption. But farmers can also play a role by using new approaches to climate-friendly farming that can help sequester carbon in the soil."

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20.05.2019

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Amundson, R., & Biardeau, L. (2019). Reply to Loisel et al.: Soil in climate mitigation and adaptation

Amundson, R., & Biardeau, L. (2019). Reply to Loisel et al.: Soil in climate mitigation and adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1905360116

"We thank Loisel et al. (1) for their response to our article (2), which questions the ability of soil C sequestration to be the negative emissions strategy that has been widely advocated (ref. 3 and https://www.4p1000.org/). Loisel et al. acknowledge this but suggest we did not adequately articulate additional benefits. While this was not our focus, we did indeed acknowledge soil management as a climate adaptation strategy."

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20.05.2019

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Amundson, R., & Biardeau, L. (2018). Opinion: Soil carbon sequestration is an elusive climate mitigation tool

Amundson, R., & Biardeau, L. (2018). Opinion: Soil carbon sequestration is an elusive climate mitigation tool. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 115(46), 11652–11656. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1815901115

"Through changed agricultural techniques, it is proposed, much of this carbon can be restored to domesticated soils and thus serve as a significant tool to mitigate climate change, providing a wider timeframe for society to decarbonize. Unfortunately, both cultural and scientific challenges suggest that this proposal is overly optimistic and inherently flawed."

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20.05.2019

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Loisel, J., et al. (2019). Soils can help mitigate CO2 emissions, despite the challenges

Loisel, J., Casellas Connors, J. P., Hugelius, G., Harden, J. W., & Morgan, C. L. (2019). Soils can help mitigate CO2 emissions, despite the challenges. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1900444116

"Furthermore, we assert that current agricultural practices are contingent upon, and will be shaped by, transitions in the global energy systems. Therefore, continued soil-restoration efforts may not only contribute to climate mitigation, but may also play a role in supporting energy transitions as well as climate adaptation."

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17.05.2019

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Singularity Hub: Forget the Anthropocene: We’ve Entered the Synthetic Age

"The simultaneous arrival of a range of powerful new technologies is starting to signal a potential takeover of Earth’s most basic operations by its most audacious species. From this time forward, technologies such as the gene-editing technique CRISPR and climate engineering will transform an already tainted planet into an increasingly synthetic whole."

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17.05.2019

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Geoengineering Monitor: Geoengineering Developments: Carbon Capture, Venture Capital and Would-be Megaprojects

"A great variety of climate geoengineering projects have been driven forward throughout the past months, while questions remain about their side effects and long-term impacts. In what follows, we highlight some recent or ongoing climate geoengineering activities."

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17.05.2019

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Klimafakten: New fact check: Does CE make mitigation unnecessary (German)

German shot article on mitigation vs. CE.

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15.05.2019

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Foundation for Climate Restoration: Announcement of Partnership with Earth Day Network

"The Foundation for Climate Restoration(F4CR) today announced that it is partnering with Earth Day Network in its mission to evaluate, develop and support existing methods to restore the climate. “Transformational climate action at the scale the world requires to avoid the most devastating impacts of climate change will require three things – mitigation, adaptation, and restoration,” said F4CR CEO Rick Parnell. “We cannot keep procrastinating. It’s time for ambitious, creative, and innovative solutions that seize the opportunity of climate action to deliver enormous opportunities for our shared future.”"

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15.05.2019

# New Publications

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Xiang, Yanlei; et al. (2019): Study on the biomass-based integrated gasification combined cycle with negative CO2 emissions under different temperatures and pressures

Xiang, Yanlei; Cai, Lei; Guan, Yanwen; Liu, Wenbin; He, Tianzhi; Li, Juan (2019): Study on the biomass-based integrated gasification combined cycle with negative CO2 emissions under different temperatures and pressures. In Energy. DOI: 10.1016/j.energy.2019.05.011.

"The biomass gasification combined cycle and oxy-fuel combustion are integrated. The effect of gasification pressure and temperature on system performance is studied. The thermodynamic analysis of each subsystem is carried out to evaluate the system. The negative CO2 emissions are achieved with a competitive efficiency."

 

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