18.05.2020

# Media

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Houston Chronicle: We all must work together to make direct air carbon capture affordable, accessible [Opinion]

"One of us is a senior oil company executive; the other, a leading environmental scientist and climate advocate. So why are we writing together? Because we both strongly agree with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that direct air capture and other carbon dioxide removal technologies will be needed to meet the climate challenge and that near-term markets can help develop the technology."

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18.05.2020

# New Publications

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Gaffney, F.; et al. 2020: “Comparing Negative Emissions and High Renewable Scenarios for the European Power System.”

Gaffney, F., J. P. Deane, G. Drayton, J. Glynn, and B. P. Ó. Gallachóir. 2020: “Comparing Negative Emissions and High Renewable Scenarios for the European Power System.” BMC Energy 2 (1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s42500-020-00013-4.

"‌This analysis compares the impacts of high levels of renewable electricity and negative emissions technologies on exploratory visions of the future EU power system (2050) in terms of emissions reduction, technical operation and total system costs."

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18.05.2020

# New Publications

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Chen, Yating; et al. 2020: “Mitigation of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Loss through Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.”

Chen, Yating, Aobo Liu, and John C. Moore. 2020: “Mitigation of Arctic Permafrost Carbon Loss through Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering.” Nature Communications 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-020-16357-8.

‌"Increasing Earth’s albedo by the injection of sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere has been proposed as a way of offsetting some of the adverse effects of climate change. We examine this hypothesis in respect of permafrost carbon-climate feedbacks using the PInc-PanTher process model driven by seven earth system models running the Geoengineering Model Intercomparison Project (GeoMIP) G4 stratospheric aerosol injection scheme to reduce radiative forcing under the Representative Concentration Pathway (RCP) 4.5 scenario."

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15.05.2020

# Political Papers

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Report: Global CCS Institute. 2020: “The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).”

Townsend, Alex, Nabeela Raji, and Alex Zapantis. 2020: “The Value of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).” Global CCS Institute.

"The new flagship Global CCS Institute thought leadership report analyzes the major benefits of the large-scale investment and deployment of CCS and discusses the existing evidence related to the value of CCS under two overarching themes."

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15.05.2020

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Equinor: Northern Lights well completed

"Equinor and partners Shell and Total have completed the drilling of confirmation well 31/5-7 Eos south of the Troll field in the North Sea. The purpose was to determine the suitability of the reservoir in the Johansen formation for CO₂ storage."

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14.05.2020

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Phys.org: Rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to hold carbon

"As carbon dioxide emissions continue to increase, scientists have recognized that seagrass meadows are important to mitigation because they have high rates of carbon storage. However, rising ocean temperatures threaten seagrass meadows and their ability to retain carbon."

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14.05.2020

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Energy Live News: CCS technologies ‘must form a key part of developing climate-neutral economies’

"A new study says CCS will be vital to decarbonise hard-to-abate industrial sectors such as the cement, chemicals, and steel industries."

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14.05.2020

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Handelsblatt: Geoengineering: When humans manipulate climate through technology

German newspaper article about CE methods.

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14.05.2020

# Political Papers

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C2G: Blog post: Putting the Great Barrier Reef marine cloud brightening experiment into context

"In what is hoped to be a first step towards mitigating future GBR coral bleaching events, Australian scientists conducted the first outdoor marine cloud brightening (MCB) experiment in late March. The purpose of this experiment was to test a delivery mechanism comprised of 100 high-pressure nozzles that can spray nano-sized sea-salt particles into the air above the reef. At the time this experiment was conducted, leading reef scientists announced that the GBR was undergoing the third mass coral bleaching event in five years."

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14.05.2020

# New Publications

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Katz, Eric. 2020: “Anthropocentrism and the Anthropocene.”

Katz, Eric. 2020: “Anthropocentrism and the Anthropocene.” Climate Change Ethics and the Non-Human World, ed. by Brian G. Henning and Zack Walsh, 23–32. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429356988-3.

"‌This chapter explores the idea of the human domination of the natural world that is the essence of an anthropocentric framework for understanding the human relationship to the environment. It discusses the projects of ecological restoration and geoengineering as paradigmatic examples of the human domination of the natural world, as both a physical phenomenon and an epistemological idea."

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