23.03.2020

# Projects

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Project: Coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW)

"Coastal enhanced silicate weathering (ESW) as a negative emissions technology (NET) is an approach that uses the natural process of silicate weathering for the removal of CO2 from the atmosphere."

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23.03.2020

# Media

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Harvard SGRP: Reflections on a meeting about space-based solar geoengineering

"We convened an informal meeting to consider space-based solar geoengineering issues at Harvard on November 25th, 2019."

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23.03.2020

# Media

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Worldward: Why Clean Up is our Moral Duty

"Every good parent teaches their children that if they make a mess, its their responsibility to clean it up. So why aren't we taking this simple idea seriously when it comes to the climate crisis?"

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20.03.2020

# New Publications

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Irvine, Peter J, and David W Keith. 2020: “Halving Warming with Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Moderates Policy-Relevant Climate Hazards.”

Irvine, Peter J, and David W Keith. 2020. “Halving Warming with Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Moderates Policy-Relevant Climate Hazards.” Environmental Research Letters 15 (4): 044011. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/ab76de.

"In prior work it was found that halving warming with an idealized solar constant reduction would substantially reduce climate change overall, exacerbating change in a small fraction of places. Here, we test if this result holds for a more realistic representation of stratospheric aerosol geoengineering using the data from the geoengineering large ensemble (GLENS)."

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20.03.2020

# Political Papers

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Cronin, Jennifer; et al. 2020: “Biomass, Afforestation and Energy Demand Reduction.”

Cronin, Jennifer, Steve Pye, James Price, and Isabela Butnar. 2020. “Biomass, Afforestation and Energy Demand Reduction.” UK Energy Research Centre. March 2020. http://www.ukerc.ac.uk/publications/afforestation-energy-demand.html.

"This paper explores the sensitivity of energy system decarbonisation pathways to the role of afforestation and reduced energy demands as a means to lessen reliance on carbon dioxide removal."

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19.03.2020

# Media

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Eos: Pushing the Computational Limits of Climate Simulation

"Researchers apply a superparameterization technique to boost the accuracy and efficiency of climate predictions generated by the Energy Exascale Earth System Model."

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19.03.2020

# New Publications

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Low, Sean, and Holly Jean Buck. 2020: “The Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation in ‘Climate Engineering.’”

Low, Sean, and Holly Jean Buck. 2020. “The Practice of Responsible Research and Innovation in ‘Climate Engineering.’” Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, March, e644. https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.644.

‌"In this review, we first survey how RRI thinking has already been applied to both carbon removal and sunlight reflection methods for climate intervention. We examine how RRI is employed in four types of activities: Assessment processes and reports, principles and protocols for research governance, critical mappings of research, and deliberative and futuring engagements."

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19.03.2020

# New Publications

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Bossio, D. A., et al. 2020: “The Role of Soil Carbon in Natural Climate Solutions.”

Bossio, D. A., S. C. Cook-Patton, P. W. Ellis, J. Fargione, J. Sanderman, P. Smith, S. Wood, et al. 2020. “The Role of Soil Carbon in Natural Climate Solutions.” Nature Sustainability, March. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41893-020-0491-z.

‌"Here we quantify the role of soil carbon in natural (land-based) climate solutions and review some of the project design mechanisms available to tap into the potential."

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19.03.2020

# New Publications

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Kirchner, Julia S., et al. 2020: "Reducing CO2 Emissions of a Coal-Fired Power Plant via Accelerated Weathering of Limestone: Carbon Capture Efficiency and Environmental Safety."

Kirchner, Julia S., Andrew Berry, Frank Ohnemüller, Bernhard Schnetger, Egon Erich, Hans-Jürgen Brumsack, and Karsten A. Lettmann. 2020. “Reducing CO2 Emissions of a Coal-Fired Power Plant via Accelerated Weathering of Limestone: Carbon Capture Efficiency and Environmental Safety.” Environmental Science & Technology. 2020. https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.est.9b07009.

"Accelerated weathering of limestone (AWL) has been proposed as a tool to capture CO2 from effluent gas streams and store it primarily as bicarbonate in the marine environment. We evaluated the performance of the biggest AWL-reactor to date that was installed at a coal-fired power plant in Germany."

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19.03.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Reviewers: Working Group I contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: Second Order Draft Expert Review

Deadline: 19. April 2020

"The Expert Review of the Second Order Draft Draft of the Working Group I Contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report will run from 02 Mar 2020 to 26 Apr 2020. Registration will be open until 2020-04-19 23:59 (CST)."

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