21.01.2020

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Carbon Brief: State of the climate: How the world warmed in 2019

"All of the official climate data for 2019 is now in. In this article, Carbon Brief explains why last year proved to be so remarkable across the planet’s oceans, atmosphere, cryosphere and surface temperature."

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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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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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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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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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07.01.2020

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Mother Jones: We Need a Massive Climate War Effort—Now

"This is everybody’s least favorite idea: massive engineering projects to cool down the Earth if it turns out we can’t reduce carbon emissions."

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06.01.2020

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Benner, Ann-Kathrin; et al. (2019): Violent Climate Imaginaries: Science-Fiction- Politics

Benner, Ann-Kathrin, Delf Rothe, Sara Ullström, and Johannes Stripple (2019): Violent Climate Imaginaries: Science-Fiction- Politics. Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg. https://ifsh.de/file/publication/Research_Report/191218_IFSH_Research_Report_Web.pdf.

"In their research report, Benner and colleagues study how violent imaginaries of climate change are produced and how they spread in the fields of science, popular culture and politics. Furthermore, they discuss to what extend imaginaries of climate change can exert forms of violence themselves."

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30.12.2019

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Podcast: NPR: The Decade, Past And Future, In Climate Change

"NPR's Michel Martin speaks with climate scientist Brenda Ekwurzel about how the climate has changed over the last decade and what that means for the next one."

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30.12.2019

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Washington Post: How we know global warming is real

"Sonnblick Observatory sits perched on a frigid summit in the Austrian Alps, 10,000 feet above sea level. It is one of the highest weather stations in Europe where meteorologists still live on the premises."

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30.12.2019

# Political Papers

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Leiserowitz, A., et al. (2019): Climate change in the American mind: November 2019

Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Rosenthal, S., Kotcher, J., Bergquist, P., Ballew, M., Goldberg, M., & Gustafson, A. (2019). Climate change in the American mind: November 2019. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

"Our latest national survey finds that the highest percentage of Americans since our surveys began are “extremely” or “very” sure global warming is happening. Additionally, an increasing percentage of Americans understand that most scientists think global warming is happening. The report includes many other interesting findings, including how often Americans hear and talk about global warming."

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