05.04.2021

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MIT Technology Review: Geoengineering researchers have halted plans for a balloon launch in Sweden

"An independent advisory committee recommended the team hold off on balloon equipment tests until it holds public discussions."

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05.04.2021

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Legal Planet: Solar Geoengineering and Public Engagement Trolling

"A first test of a long-planned outdoor solar geoengineering experiment has been delayed–again. Why?"

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05.04.2021

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GlobalEcoGuy: Solar Geoengineering: Ineffective, Risky, and Unnecessary

 

"Some people are proposing to counteract climate change by artificially dimming the Sun. But it’s largely ineffective. It’s potentially risky. And it’s unnecessary. Instead, we should focus on real-world solutions that work."

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05.04.2021

# New Publications

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Raimi, Kaitlin T. (2021): Public Perceptions of Geoengineering

Raimi, Kaitlin T. (2021): Public Perceptions of Geoengineering. In Current Opinion in Psychology. DOI: 10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.03.012.

"In the face of unrelenting climate change and insufficient mitigation, experts are increasingly considering using geoengineering—carbon dioxide removal (CDR) and solar radiation management (SRM)—to manipulate the Earth’s climate. So far, most laypeople are unaware of geoengineering and many are resistant to these technologies when told about them. A growing literature finds that these initial reactions are tied to psychological traits, beliefs, and identities including trust in the actors involved, political and social identities, beliefs about tampering with the natural world, and perceived tradeoffs between geoengineering and alternative approaches. Finally, given the lack of existing knowledge of geoengineering, public acceptance is highly susceptible to how these technologies are framed, offering both risks and opportunities for climate communication."

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05.04.2021

# New Publications

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JIAO, Nianzhi (2021): Developing Ocean Negative Carbon Emission Technology to Support National Carbon Neutralization

JIAO, Nianzhi (2021): Developing Ocean Negative Carbon Emission Technology to Support National Carbon Neutralization. In Bulletin of Chinese Academy of Sciences (Chinese Version) 36 (2), pp. 179–187. DOI: 10.16418/j.issn.1000-3045.20210123001.

"We have established marine carbon sequestration theory, which has laid solid foundation for negative emission and set up the linkage between science and policy. At present, China should take the lead of the international program on the ocean negative carbon emission (ONCE), and put it into practice through top design, timely layout, and development of ONCE technology, and then establish ONCE protocols and standards for carbon trade."

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05.04.2021

# Calls & events

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PhD opportunity: Impact of soil biota on enhanced silicate weathering in a bio-reactor (Wageningen University & Research)

Deadline: 30. April 2021

"As PhD student you will work in a multidisciplinary project on accelerating mineral weathering by biotic activity (https://www.fet-bam.eu/). Supported by project partners, you will take the lead in designing, conducting and analysing batch reactor experiments in order to enhance the weathering of silicate minerals, a carbon dioxide removal technology resulting in long-term carbon sequestration."

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05.04.2021

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Job: Postdoctoral Associate ( Electrical Engineering-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook)

Deadline: 27. April 2021

"Seeking a postdoc for an interdisciplinary project in the emerging field of ocean carbon dioxide removal (ocean CDR) and negative emissions technologies (NETs) that aims to mitigate ocean acidification while decreasing the atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration."

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05.04.2021

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Blog: ICRLP: A Praise for Basalt Potential: In situ mineral carbonation

"A variety of igneous rocks and minerals are currently under evaluation as potential prospects to facilitate permanent carbon sequestration. Olivine, serpentine, and peridotite are some of the many that bind with carbon dioxide to form carbonates, hence providing a more permanent removal of captured carbon. This post is about a rock that deserves more attention: basalt."

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05.04.2021

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Nature: Net-zero carbon pledges must be meaningful to avert climate disaster

"More countries are pledging to achieve carbon neutrality. They must now show how they plan to do this."

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05.04.2021

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UCLA Institute of the Environment & Sustainability: Carbon sequestration: a critical but less-understood piece of the climate puzzle

"After passing the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, Congress turned its attention to other critical efforts, including comprehensive legislation to battle climate change."

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