12.01.2020

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Podcast: WNYC: Geoengineering Climate Change, Tasmanian Tiger, New Water Plan. Jan 3, 2020, Part 1

"UCLA researcher Holly Buck is the author of a new book that examines these complexities. She explains to Ira why geoengineering could still be a valid strategy for buying time while we reduce emissions, and why any serious deployment of geoengineering technology would require a re-imagining of society as well."

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12.01.2020

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C2G Guest Post by Gernot Wagner and Daniel Zizzamia: Green Moral Hazards

"For one, SRM is no “solution.” While CDR directly addresses the root cause of the problem – excess atmospheric carbon dioxide – SRM only does so indirectly. Meanwhile, either form of geoengineering conjures legitimate images of technofixes."

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12.01.2020

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American Institute of Physics: AGU Calls for Action on ‘Climate Crisis’

"The American Geophysical Union has revised its position statement on climate change to declare that the situation represents a “crisis.” It has also submitted input to the House Climate Crisis Committee, which plans to make legislative recommendations this spring."

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12.01.2020

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New patent: Plant and Method for Generating Negative Emissions of CO2

"The COpermanent storage is suitable for enclosing along time the CO2. The invention also relates to a method for generating negative emissions of CO2."

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12.01.2020

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Liu, Yi; et al. (2020): Multicentury Climate Warming Slows Meridional Overturning Circulation, Sequestering Nutrients in the Deep Ocean and Reducing Uptake of Anthropogenic CO2

Liu, Yi, Jefferson Keith Moore, and Francois W. Primeau (2020): Multicentury Climate Warming Slows Meridional Overturning Circulation, Sequestering Nutrients in the Deep Ocean and Reducing Uptake of Anthropogenic CO2. Earth and Space Science Open Archive. January 4, 2020. https://www.essoar.org/doi/10.1002/essoar.10501562.1.

"This Community Earth System Model (CESM) simulation did not include active ice sheet dynamics, but the strong climate warming simulated would lead to large freshwater discharge from the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets. This would further stratify the polar regions, potentially leading to complete shutdown of the meridional overturning circulation. The impacts of this would be catastrophic as the hothouse Earth climate conditions could be extended for thousands of years, with widespread ocean anoxia developing, driving a mass extinction event."

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12.01.2020

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AGU Position Statement on Climate Change

"A position statement on climate change was previously adopted by the American Geophysical Union in December 1998; A new version was adopted December 2003; Revised and Reaffirmed December 2007, February 2012, August 2013, November 2019."

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09.01.2020

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Grist: The climate policy milestone that was buried in the 2020 budget

"When President Trump signed a $1.4 trillion spending package in December to keep the government funded through 2020, there was a climate policy milestone buried in the budget. For the first time ever, the government allocated funding for a federal agency to conduct geoengineering research."

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09.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Participation: Ecological Impacts of Solar Radiation Management (SRM) Geoengineering Workshops

Deadline: 17. January 2020

"We invite postdocs and graduate students to apply for spots in NSF-funded workshops titled, "Workshops on the ecological impacts of solar radiation management geoengineering." The workshops bring together climate scientists and ecologists to address how solar radiation management (SRM) geoengineering could affect ecology, including species distributions, biodiversity, and ecosystem functions and services."

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09.01.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Proposals: CEC20 Sessions

Deadline: 02. March 2020

"Proposals for interactive session formats are strongly encouraged, as are inter- or transdisciplinary proposals. Session proposals that promote panel diversity, in terms of gender, career stage, political perspective, geography, and sector (academia, policy, and/or civil society), are strongly encouraged. Key aims are to reflect the heterogeneity of the field and to better understand how interventions into global systems in response to climate change intersect with each other and with mitigation and adaptation strategies."

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08.01.2020

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Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy: 2019 Year-End Report

"Throughout 2019, the Institute has worked to promote a robust assessment of carbon removal through research, creative dedication to stakeholder engagement, and education. We describe our 2019 work below under three categories: research publications, educational resources, and collaborative facilitation/events."

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