06.04.2021

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The Times: Paul Crutzen obituary

"Nobel prizewinning scientist who alerted the world to the threats of nuclear winter and ozone depletion."

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06.04.2021

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Independent: Geoengineering atmosphere to reflect Sun’s heat ‘no better than shot in the dark’, scientists warn

"Research shows reductions in burning greenhouse gases, not attempts to reflect the sun, are the best way to mitigate the climate crisis, writes Harry Cockburn."

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06.04.2021

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taz: Climate manipulation cancelled (German)

German-language newspaper article on the cancellation of the ScoPEx experiment in Sweden.

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06.04.2021

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The Harvard Crimson: SEAS Researchers Postpone Test Flight for Controversial Geoengineering Project To Block Sun

"Harvard researchers announced Wednesday they will postpone a test flight for a controversial environmental engineering project — the Stratospheric Controlled Perturbation Experiment — after pushback from an Indigenous peoples’ group in Sweden."

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06.04.2021

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Bloomberg Green: A Top U.S. Seller of Carbon Offsets Starts Investigating Its Own Projects

"The Nature Conservancy's review calls into question millions of dollars of credits sold to JPMorgan, BlackRock, and Disney."

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05.04.2021

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Newsletter of Week 14 of 2021

The newsletter of calendar week 14 of 2021 is now available here.


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05.04.2021

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The New York Times: Test Flight for Sunlight-Blocking Research Is Canceled

 

"The Swedish Space Corporation said it had canceled the flight — part of research to better understand the controversial idea of blocking the sun to fight climate change — after an outcry from environmentalists and others."

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05.04.2021

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The Conversation: Solar geoengineering is worth studying but not a substitute for cutting emissions, study finds

"Solar geoengineering strategies are very controversial within and beyond the climate science community. It is a major step forward to have 16 experts from different disciplines agree that now is the time to establish a research program on this topic."

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05.04.2021

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National Post: Sweden rejects pioneering solar geoengineering test

"Under pressure from indigenous people and environmental groups, Sweden’s space agency on Wednesday called off a landmark first test of technology that aims to slow global warming by dimming sunlight reaching Earth."

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05.04.2021

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Phys.org: The high-stakes game of geoengineering aims to mitigate impending climate disasters

"Until  can agree to hit the brakes on carbon emissions, humanity needs some safeguards. And the urgency of that need has some scientists seriously considering a  amelioration strategy—intentionally reducing the sun's incoming radiation—that might have been dismissed as outlandish in less dire times."

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