13.04.2021

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SilverLining: The U.S. National Academy Of Sciences Report Recommends A Federal Research Program On Climate Intervention Strategies That Reflect Sunlight To Cool Earth: What Does It Mean?

"SilverLining is a longtime advocate for research on near-term climate risks and interventions to protect people and natural systems while society transitions to a sustainable future. For the past several years, we have been a driving force behind efforts to launch a U.S. National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study to develop an agenda and governance for research on climate interventions that increase the reflection of sunlight from the atmosphere to cool climate, or "solar climate intervention" (SCI)."

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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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31.03.2021

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E&E News: Biden and CCS: Plans, politics, pitfalls

"The Biden administration is facing pressure on multiple fronts to expand U.S. efforts on carbon capture technology, laboring to fulfill requirements of a sweeping federal law while also moving to ensure that the technology serves the White House's clean energy ambitions."

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31.03.2021

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The Hill: Bipartisan lawmakers back carbon capture with new legislation

"A bipartisan group of lawmakers is throwing its support behind a still-developing type of technology that seeks to capture carbon that’s released during activities such as burning fossil fuels to prevent it from going into the atmosphere."

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31.03.2021

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Blog: Gernot Wagner: Eight priorities for calculating the social cost of carbon

"Advice to the Biden administration as it seeks to account for mounting losses from storms, wildfires and other climate impacts."

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29.03.2021

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Clean Air Task Force: U.S. Lawmakers introduce a suite of bills to support carbon capture

"group of Senators led by Tina Smith (D-MN) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) introduced the 45Q Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act of 2021, a “crucial piece of legislation that optimizes the 45Q tax credit to support carbon capture, removal, and storage as a critical means for achieving a net-zero U.S.,” said Lee Beck, CCUS Policy Innovation Director at Clean Air Task Force."

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29.03.2021

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SilverLining: SilverLining Statement On The National Academy Of Sciences' Report On Developing A Research Agenda And Examining Governance Approaches For Climate Intervention Strategies

"SilverLining applauds the NAS, the Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate (BASC), and the study’s committee members for their hard work on this complex and important topic."

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29.03.2021

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Blog: Frank Biermann: Reflections on the NAS Report on Solar Geoengineering Research

"The NAS report’s vision for global governance is clear: it is the United States that should lead the way, at least for now."

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29.03.2021

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National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021): Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2021): Reflecting Sunlight: Recommendations for Solar Geoengineering Research and Research Governance. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. https://doi.org/10.17226/25762.

"While efforts to reduce emissions and adapt to climate impacts are the first line of defense, researchers are exploring other options to reduce warming. Solar geoengineering strategies are designed to cool Earth either by adding small reflective particles to the upper atmosphere, by increasing reflective cloud cover in the lower atmosphere, or by thinning high-altitude clouds that can absorb heat. While such strategies have the potential to reduce global temperatures, they could also introduce an array of unknown or negative consequences."

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29.03.2021

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The Guardian: The latest must-have among US billionaires? A plan to end the climate crisis

"Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates have an estimated wealth of $466bn – and are emblematic of a Davos-centric worldview that sees free markets and tech as the answer."

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