22.09.2020

# Media

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USC Dornsife: USC Dornsife’s Public Exchange and UN Foundation partner on climate change study

"The study will examine people’s responses to terms such as “adaptation,” “mitigation,” “carbon dioxide removal” and “sustainable development.”"

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22.09.2020

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Bloomberg: Wildfires Prove We Got Climate Risks All Wrong

"For too long we assumed the worst effects were manageable and would advance slowly."

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14.09.2020

# Political Papers

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World Meteorological Organization et al. (2020): United in Science 2020

World Meteorological Organization et al. (2020): United in Science 2020. A multi-organization high-level compilation of the latest climate science information. Report.

"The findings of the reports are sobering: despite scientific warnings, increased political and societal attention and the Paris Agreement, global GHG emissions have continued to increase and the emissions gap is larger than ever."

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14.09.2020

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The Vatican: Message of His Holiness Pope Francis for the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation

"We must restore with justice in mind, ensuring that those who have lived on the land for generations can regain control over its usage."

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08.09.2020

# Calls & events

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Call for Attendance: Lecture: How can we reach the 1.5° goal? (Digitale Woche Kiel)

09. September 2020, online and Kiel / Germany

Interactive lecture by Andreas Oschlies (GEOMAR Kiel) that can be watched via livestream or attended in person. (German)

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07.09.2020

# New Publications

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Keen, Steve (2020): The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change

Keen, Steve (2020): The appallingly bad neoclassical economics of climate change. In Globalizations, pp. 1–29. DOI: 10.1080/14747731.2020.1807856.

"Forecasts by economists of the economic damage from climate change have been notably sanguine, compared to warnings by scientists about damage to the biosphere."

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31.08.2020

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ABC News: Saviour or scientific hubris? Geoengineering the planet to counter climate change

"By 2010 a large number of "geoengineering" experiments were under consideration — but now major experimentation appears to have stalled. The reasons why reflect the difficulties in trying to deliberately manipulate a system as complex and fragile as the Earth's environment. They may also speak to the limits of political will, the public's fear of human meddling, and the problematic line between innovation and scientific hubris."

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31.08.2020

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Medium: The Great Pause Week 24: Can we have a hammer and dance for the climate emergency?

"What if we used the hammer and dance to get out of the 21st century alive? If your carbon audit is 5% above where it needs to be, the dance stops and the hammer falls."

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28.08.2020

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Wiener Zeitung: Which luxuries do we want to afford ourselves?

German-language interview with Dr. Martin Visbek of the GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Head of the Physical Oceanography Unit).

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24.08.2020

# New Publications

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Rickels, Wilfried; et al. (2020): Who turns the global thermostat and by how much?

Rickels, Wilfried; Quaas, Martin; Ricke, Kate; Quaas, Johannes; Moreno-Cruz, Juan; Smulders, Sjak (2020): Who turns the global thermostat and by how much? In Energy Economics, p. 104852. DOI: 10.1016/j.eneco.2020.104852.

"We set up a quantitative model to analyze efficient levels of SRM deployment against the climatic and economic background conditions projected by the various Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) baseline scenarios for the year 2050."

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