22.10.2020

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The Guardian: Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists

"Restoring degraded natural lands highly effective for carbon storage and avoiding species extinctions."

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22.10.2020

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MIT News: A controllable membrane to pull carbon dioxide out of exhaust streams

"Electrically switchable system could continuously separate gases without the need for moving parts or wasted space."

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22.10.2020

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ARPA-E: Innovating Through Unconventional Ideas

"In 2019, ARPA-E announced an ongoing funding opportunity for a range of the most innovative and unconventional ideas across the energy technology spectrum, exploring high-risk R&D that could lead to the development of disruptive technologies."

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22.10.2020

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The Guardian: 10 million snowblowers? Last-ditch ideas to save the Arctic ice

"As the realization sets in that existing emission reductions and renewable energy programs in place won’t be enough to save the Arctic, alternative geoengineering projects have gained traction as scientists look for a last-ditch solution."

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22.10.2020

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Forbes: The Amazing Secret To Cutting 25% Of Carbon Could Be Under Your Feet

"One such company, Soil Carbon Co., based in Australia’s New South Wales, claims that by tailoring communities of microbes that live within farm soil, humans can potentially turn back the clock on human emissions while producing better crops."

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22.10.2020

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The Ecologist: Hacking the earth?

"Geo-engineering 'turns hearts and minds away from the cause of the climate crisis and inevitably dilutes the urgency with which it must be addressed'."

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21.10.2020

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Harvard: The Keith Group: The world needs to explore solar geoengineering as a tool to fight climate change

"A technology’s risks depend on how it’s used. Antibiotics save lives, but if overused to make cheap beef in feedlots they breed deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As with other technologies, the risks of geoengineering cannot be evaluated without a scenario for goals and governance. Like antibiotics, geoengineering could be deadly if overused."

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21.10.2020

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Harvard Magazine: Controlling the Global Thermostat

"What to do about the warming is dominated by uncertainties—and a pervasive inability to agree on who should do what in response."

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19.10.2020

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Newsletter of Week 43 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 43 of 2020 is now available here.


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19.10.2020

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Boston Globe: The world needs to explore solar geoengineering as a tool to fight climate change

"As with other technologies, the risks of solar geoengineering cannot be sensibly evaluated without a scenario for goals and governance."

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