16.01.2020

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Bloomberg Environment: Military Researching Ways to Suck Carbon From Air to Make Fuel

"Technology that would suck carbon dioxide from the air and ocean water could be more quickly scaled up to address climate change now that the military is getting involved, scientists say."

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16.01.2020

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Call for reviews: Expert Review of the First Order Draft of the Working Group III contribution to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Report

Deadline: 02. March 2020

"The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) takes this opportunity to make you aware of an ongoing Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Expert Review. Expert comment is sought on the first-order draft of the Working Group III contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6). The review runs from 13 January - 8 March 2020. Experts can register direct with the IPCC here; an information note explaining the process can be found here. Registrants provide a self-declaration of expertise, and those who provide comments will be acknowledged in an annex to the final report, which is scheduled to be finalized in September 2021. Refer to the decision document for the approved outline."

If you're a Carbon Dioxide Removal expert, have a look at chapter 12.

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16.01.2020

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Climate Works: Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California

"To achieve its goal of being carbon-neutral by 2045, California has an opportunity to lead the world in developing and investing in solutions to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere."

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16.01.2020

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New patent: Temperature-Vacuum Swing Adsorption Process for Capture of CO2

"Methods and systems for capture of COfrom a hydrated gaseous stream are described. Systems can be utilized for direct air capture of COand incorporate a low energy temperature-vacuum swing adsorption (TVSA) process."

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16.01.2020

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The Conversation: What if storing CO₂ would also allow us to heat our homes?

"The obvious and obligatory solution is to lower our CO2 emissions. This means a drastic reduction in our use of fossil fuels (oil, gas, coal), in parallel with the development of alternative energy sources and vectors (solar, wind, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectricity, hydrogen, etc.)."

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14.01.2020

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Stephens, Jennie C.; Surprise, Kevin (2020): The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research

Stephens, Jennie C.; Surprise, Kevin (2020): The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research. In Global Sustainability 3. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2019.28.

"Solar geoengineering research advances an extreme, expert–elite technocratic intervention into the global climate system that would serve to further concentrate contemporary forms of political and economic power. For these reasons, we argue that it is unethical and unjust to advance solar geoengineering research."

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14.01.2020

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Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2020): Uncertainty and the basis for confidence in solar geoengineering research

Kravitz, Ben; MacMartin, Douglas G. (2020): Uncertainty and the basis for confidence in solar geoengineering research. In Nat Rev Earth Environ 1 (1), pp. 64–75. DOI: 10.1038/s43017-019-0004-7.

"Using a risk-register framework, we illustrate key uncertainties, such as sub-grid-scale mixing or effects of stratospheric heating, investigations of which should be prioritized to transition the field to a mission-driven research agenda."

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14.01.2020

# New Publications

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Stephens, Jennie C.; Surprise, Kevin (2020): The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research

Stephens, Jennie C.; Surprise, Kevin (2020): The hidden injustices of advancing solar geoengineering research. In Glob. Sustain. 3, p. 102. DOI: 10.1017/sus.2019.28.

"We find impacts of climate changes on global GDP-per-capita by the end of the century are temperature-driven, highly dispersed, and model dependent. Across all model specifications, however, income inequality between countries is lower with solar geoengineering. "

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13.01.2020

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Newsletter of Week 03 of 2020

The newsletter of calendar week 03 of 2020 is now available here.


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13.01.2020

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Carbon Brief: Media reaction: Australia’s bushfires and climate change

"Below, Carbon Brief summarises how the fires – and the political response to them – have been covered by the media."

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