10.06.2021

# Political Papers

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The World Climate and Security Report (2021): Product of the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security

The World Climate and Security Report (2021): Product of the Expert Group of the International Military Council on Climate and Security. Authors: Steve Brock (CCS), Oliver-Leighton Barrett (CCS), Laura Birkman (HCSS), Elisabeth Dick (HCSS), Leah Emanual (CCS), Sherri Goodman (CCS), Kate Guy (CCS), Sofia Kabbej (IRIS), Tom Middendorp (Clingendael), Michel Rademaker (HCSS), Femke Remmits (HCSS), Julia Tasse (IRIS). Edited by Erin Sikorsky.

"The report reveals that the increasing pace and intensity of climate hazards will strain military and security services around the world as they are called on to respond to climate-driven crises, while also facing direct climate threats to their own infrastructure and readiness. The authors also call on security institutions around the globe to act as “leading voices urging significantly reduced greenhouse gas emissions, given recent warnings about the catastrophic security implications of climate change under plausible climate scenarios.”"

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10.06.2021

# Media

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The Washington Post: Despite pandemic, carbon dioxide level in atmosphere hits record high

""If we want to avoid catastrophic climate change, the highest priority must be to reduce CO2 pollution to zero at the earliest possible date,” one top scientist says."

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10.06.2021

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The Guardian: Texas Republican asks: can we fix the moon’s orbit to fight climate change?

"The Texas Republican congressman Louie Gohmert has asked a senior US government official if changing the moon’s orbit around the Earth, or the Earth’s orbit around the sun, might be a solution for climate change."

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07.06.2021

# New Publications

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Feder, Toni (2021): Should solar geoengineering be part of how humanity counters climate change?

Feder, Toni (2021): Should solar geoengineering be part of how humanity counters climate change? In Phys. Today 74 (6), pp. 22–26. DOI: 10.1063/PT.3.4768.

"Solar geoengineering research should be cautiously ramped up, says the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) in a report released on 25 March. Tools to cool the planet cannot undo global warming, but they may avert some of its worst impacts."

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07.06.2021

# Political Papers

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Mulder, Ivo; et al. (2021): State of Finance for Nature. Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030

Mulder, Ivo; Blin, Aurelia; Adams, Justin; Hartmann, Teresa; Carreira, Danielle; Schauer, Mark et al. (2021): State of Finance for Nature. Tripling investments in nature-based solutions by 2030. United Nations Environment Programme.

"If the world is to meet the climate change, biodiversity, and land degradation targets, it needs to close a USD 4.1 trillion financing gap in nature by 2050. The current investments in Nature-based solutions amount to USD 133 billion – most of which comes from public sources."

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07.06.2021

# Calls & events

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Job: Senior Research Associate (University of East Anglia)

Deadline: 28. June 2021

"We seek a highly motivated Senior Research Associate with experience in computer modelling to assess the relative impact of climate change and ozone depletion on the Southern Ocean CO2 sink during the period 1950-2100."

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07.06.2021

# Media

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Carbon180: We can’t just plant our way out of the climate crisis

"As technological carbon removal has garnered widespread attention, one response resurfaces again and again: Why complicate climate solutions with expensive, experimental technology when Earth’s most efficient carbon removal machines already exist in nature? Why not just plant more trees?"

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17.05.2021

# Political Papers

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Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain (2021): Blue carbon. Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis

Marine Conservation Society and Rewilding Britain (2021): Blue carbon. Ocean-based solutions to fight the climate crisis.

"We are calling on the UK Government and devolved administrations to act with urgency to invest in, co-develop and implement a four-nation Blue Carbon Strategy."

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17.05.2021

# New Publications

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Pisoft, Petr; et al. (2021): Stratospheric contraction caused by increasing greenhouse gases

Pisoft, Petr; Sacha, Petr; Polvani, Lorenzo M.; Añel, Juan Antonio; La Torre, L. de; Eichinger, Roland et al. (2021): Stratospheric contraction caused by increasing greenhouse gases. In Environ. Res. Lett. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/abfe2b.

"The layer in between, the stratosphere, has not been studied extensively with respect to changes of its global structure. Here we show that this atmospheric layer has contracted substantially over the last decades, and that the main driver for this are increasing concentrations of GHG."

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03.05.2021

# Media

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CarbonBrief: Explainer: Will global warming ‘stop’ as soon as net-zero emissions are reached?

"Media reports frequently claim that the world is facing “committed warming” in the future as a result of past emissions, meaning higher temperatures are “locked in”, “in the pipeline” or “inevitable”, regardless of the choices society takes today."

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