02.04.2020

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Scientific American: Paris Climate Agreement Architects Make a Case for “Stubborn Optimism”

"It is possible for the world to cut emissions enough to limit warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius. But tenacious belief will be needed to achieve that goal."

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02.04.2020

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Baird, Jim. 2020: “A Method and Apparatus for Flattening the Global Warming Curve.”

Baird, Jim. 2020: “A Method and Apparatus for Flattening the Global Warming Curve.” Energy Central. https://energycentral.com/c/ec/method-and-apparatus-flattening-global-warming-curve.

‌"As with statistics and business, we need a long tail approach to warming to allow for the metering of ocean heat back to the atmosphere and then to space and no strategy, outside of thermodynamic geoengineering, allows for this to happen."

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23.03.2020

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Forbes: Sci-fi tech tackles climate change with fake trees

"For two decades, Klaus Lackner has been fixated on trees and how they pull carbon dioxide from the air. What if, the Arizona State University engineering professor theorized, you could create a machine that worked like a tree—but a thousand times more efficiently—thereby reducing the effects of climate change?"

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19.03.2020

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BBC: Climate change: UK 'can't go climate neutral before 2050'

"They say the government urgently needs to invest in three key technologies: carbon capture and storage with bioenergy crops; hydrogen for a wide variety of uses; and advanced nuclear power."

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19.03.2020

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Project Syndicate: Compound Growth Could Kill Us – or Make Us Stronger

"The power of compound growth has long been recognized as essential to economic development. But in both the COVID-19 pandemic and the slower-moving climate crisis, this same mathematical force is cutting the other way, revealing dangerous shortcomings in how we manage externalities."

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05.03.2020

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Kostigen, Thomas (2020): Hacking planet Earth. How geoengineering can help us reimagine the future

Kostigen, Thomas (2020): Hacking planet Earth. How geoengineering can help us reimagine the future. New York: TarcherPerigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

"In Hacking Planet EarthNew York Times bestselling author Thomas Kostigen takes readers to the frontlines of geoengineering projects that scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, and other visionaries around the world are developing to solve the problems associated with climate change."

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27.02.2020

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Yang, Hu; et al. (2020): Poleward shift of the major ocean gyres detected in a warming climate

Yang, Hu; Lohmann, Gerrit; Krebs‐Kanzow, Uta; Ionita, Monica; Shi, Xiaoxu; Sidorenko, Dmitry et al. (2020): Poleward shift of the major ocean gyres detected in a warming climate. In Geophys. Res. Lett. DOI: 10.1029/2019GL085868.

"Here, based on satellite observations of sea surface height and sea surface temperature, we find a consistent poleward shift of the major ocean gyres. Due to strong natural variability, most of the observed ocean gyre shifts are not statistically significant, implying that natural variations may contribute to the observed trends. However, climate model simulations forced with increasing greenhouse gases suggest that the observed shift is most likely to be a response of global warming."

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27.02.2020

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The Maritime Executive: Ocean Gyres Moving Towards the Poles

"Over the past 40 years, the world's eight major ocean gyres (wind-driven current systems) have steadily shifted toward the poles, according to new research published in an American Geophysical Union (AGU) journal."

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21.02.2020

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Video: NBC: How Geo-Engineering Could Slow Down Climate Change

"Climate change is here, but can it be slowed down? Some scientists say solar geo-engineering could be a solution."

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13.02.2020

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Carbon Brief: Guest post: The irreversible emissions of a permafrost ‘tipping point’

"Abrupt permafrost thaw is one of the most frequently discussed “tipping points” that could be crossed in a warming world. However, research suggests that, while this thawing is already underway, it can be slowed with climate change mitigation."

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