30.09.2018

# New Publications

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Dietz, S.; et al. (2018): The Economics of 1.5°C Climate Change

Dietz, S.; Bowen, A.; Doda, B.; Gambhir, A.; Warren, R. (2018): The Economics of 1.5°C Climate Change. In: Annu. Rev. Environ. Resour. 43 (1). DOI: 10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025817.

"Setting off with higher emissions will make 1.5°C unattainable quickly without recourse to expensive large-scale carbon dioxide removal (CDR), or solar radiation management (SRM), which can be cheap but poses ambiguous risks society seems unwilling to take. Carbon pricing could reduce mitigation costs substantially compared with ramping up the current patchwork of regulatory instruments. Nonetheless, a mix of policies is justified and technology-specific approaches may be required. It is particularly important to step up mitigation finance to developing countries, where emissions abatement is relatively cheap."

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16.09.2018

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NextBigFuture: Nuclear power and geoengineering are needed for climate solution

"The UN has said the world needs to cut as much as 70% of greenhouse-gas emissions by mid-century to have any chance of avoiding 2 ˚C of warming. More than half of the carbon dioxide emissions currently in the atmosphere will still be there 1,000 years from now—and roughly one-third will still be there in 20,000 years."

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16.09.2018

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Democracy Now: A Debate on Geoengineering: Should We Deliberately “Hack” Planet Earth to Combat Climate Change?

"We host a debate between Gopal Dayaneni, board member of the ETC Group and a founding member of the Climate Justice Alliance, and David Keith, professor of applied physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and professor of public policy in the Harvard Kennedy School. He is also the founder of Carbon Engineering, a company developing technology to capture CO2 from ambient air."

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27.08.2018

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The Guardian: 'Rain dancing 2.0': should humans be using tech to control the weather?

"The devices are being blamed for causing a drought during months when farmers near the German carmaker’s plant in Puebla expected plenty of rain."

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09.08.2018

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Zeit Online: Geoengineering won't stop climate change rapidly (German)

German article on CE.

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