14.06.2021

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Carbon180: The FY22 President’s Budget, as told by Carbon180

"Carbon removal can be found throughout the budget, and we’ve got an agency-by-agency breakdown."

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14.06.2021

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: SHARE Should Solar Geoengineering Be Considered in the Fight Against Climate Change?

"A recent discussion explored the possible risks and benefits and the need for more research."

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14.06.2021

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Forsberg, C. W.; et al. (2021): Replacing liquid fossil fuels and hydrocarbon chemical feedstocks with liquid biofuels from large-scale nuclear biorefineries

Forsberg, C. W.; Dale, B. E.; Jones, D. S.; Hossain, T.; Morais, A.R.C.; Wendt, L. M. (2021): Replacing liquid fossil fuels and hydrocarbon chemical feedstocks with liquid biofuels from large-scale nuclear biorefineries. In Applied Energy 298, p. 117225. DOI: 10.1016/j.apenergy.2021.117225.

"We describe a system to replace liquid fossil fuels with drop-in biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel. Because growing biomass removes carbon dioxide from the air, there is no net addition of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere from burning biofuels."

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14.06.2021

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Alatiq, Abdulrahman; et al. (2021): Assessment of the carbon abatement and removal opportunities of the Arabian Gulf Countries

Alatiq, Abdulrahman; Aljedani, Wail; Abussaud, Abdullah; Algarni, Omar; Pilorgé, Hélène; Wilcox, Jennifer (2021): Assessment of the carbon abatement and removal opportunities of the Arabian Gulf Countries. In Clean Energy 5 (2), pp. 340–353. DOI: 10.1093/ce/zkab015.

"The three decarbonization scenarios presented in this study focus on supply-side technological solutions. The retirement of the oldest natural-gas and oil power plants could lead to a total emissions reduction of ~75 MtCO2/yr, without accounting for the embodied carbon emissions associated with renewable energy."

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14.06.2021

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Belmonte, Beatriz A.; et al. (2021): A fuzzy optimization model for planning integrated terrestrial carbon management networks

Belmonte, Beatriz A.; Aviso, Kathleen B.; Benjamin, Michael Francis D.; Tan, Raymond R. (2021): A fuzzy optimization model for planning integrated terrestrial carbon management networks. In Clean Techn Environ Policy, pp. 1–13. DOI: 10.1007/s10098-021-02119-7.

"Although recent papers have reported the development of process integration models for optimizing carbon management networks based on either biochar application or enhanced weathering, none have reported models integrating these two NETs in the same system. To address this gap, a fuzzy mixed-integer linear programming model is developed that integrates biochar application and enhanced weathering for large-scale carbon sequestration."

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14.06.2021

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Hannah, Lee (2022): Chapter 21 - Mitigation: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sinks, and Solutions

Hannah, Lee (2022): Chapter 21 - Mitigation: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Sinks, and Solutions. In Lee Jay Hannah (Ed.): Climate change biology. Third edition. London, [Amsterdam]: Academic Press, pp. 439–472.

"Stopping climate change requires much more than emissions reductions: it requires stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG) concentrations. In the absence of large new additional sinks for CO2 and other GHGs, stabilization equates to reducing emissions nearly to zero. In turn, near-zero emissions means complete transition of the world's energy supply to renewable (non-CO2-emitting) sources. This is a huge task—one that will need to be accomplished in stages."

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14.06.2021

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Galbraith, Jude (2021): Values in early-stage climate engineering: The ethical implications of "doing the research"

Galbraith, Jude (2021): Values in early-stage climate engineering: The ethical implications of "doing the research". In Studies in history and philosophy of science 86, pp. 103–113. DOI: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2021.01.009.

"I analyze the roles that can be played by nonepistemic political and ethical values in the design, tuning, and interpretation of climate models."

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10.06.2021

# Political Papers

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The World Climate and Security Report (2021): Product of the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security

The World Climate and Security Report (2021): Product of the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Authors: Steve Brock (CCS), Oliver-Leighton Barrett (CCS), Laura Birkman (HCSS), Elisabeth Dick (HCSS), Leah Emanual (CCS), Sherri Goodman (CCS), Kate Guy (CCS), Sofia Kabbej (IRIS), Tom Middendorp (Clingendael), Michel Rademaker (HCSS), Femke Remmits (HCSS), Julia Tasse (IRIS). Edited by Erin Sikorsky.

"The report reveals that the increasing pace and intensity of climate hazards will strain military and security services around the world as they are called on to respond to climate-driven crises, while also facing direct climate threats to their own infrastructure and readiness. The authors also call on security institutions around the globe to act as “leading voices urging significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, given recent warnings about the catastrophic security implications of climate change under plausible climate scenarios.”"

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10.06.2021

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Reuters: Indigenous peoples urge Harvard to scrap solar geoengineering project

"Saami reindeer herders and others say the technology to block a share of sunlight reaching Earth, in a bid to cool the planet, is too risky and does not respect nature."

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10.06.2021

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Patch: Why Are Companies Investing in Non-Verified Carbon Offsets?

"Frontier carbon removal projects offer durability and scale."

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