11.12.2020

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The Hill: To fight climate change, strand fossil fuel assets, not workers

"If we overlook affected workers, we will have failed in our commitment to climate justice."

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02.12.2020

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The New York Review: It’s Not Science Fiction

"In Kim Stanley Robinson’s anti-dystopian novel, climate change is the crisis that finally forces mankind to deal with global inequality."

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25.11.2020

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Phys.org: Dimming Sun's rays could ease climate impacts in Africa

"Dialling down the Sun's heat a notch by injecting billions of shiny sulphur dioxide particles into the stratosphere could curtail devastating drought across parts of Africa, new peer-reviewed research has reported."

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23.11.2020

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EC INEA: H2020 energy project signs climate change agreements

"Following tests and demonstrations of the ongoing CarbFix2 EU-funded INEA project, CarbFix and Climeworks have recently signed ground breaking agreements against climate change with ON Power, laying the foundation for a new plant which will significantly scale-up carbon removal and storage in Iceland."

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19.11.2020

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Podcast: Duke University: "Operation Climate" Podcast

"Our content is geared towards Duke community members across all departments to show how environmentalism and climate action/justice really intersect with every academic, political, and everyday sphere of life."

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16.11.2020

# New Publications

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Randers, Jorgen; Goluke, Ulrich (2020): An earth system model shows self-sustained melting of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020

Randers, Jorgen; Goluke, Ulrich (2020): An earth system model shows self-sustained melting of permafrost even if all man-made GHG emissions stop in 2020. In Sci Rep 10 (1), pp. 1–9. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-020-75481-z.

"In this paper we report that in the ESCIMO climate model the world is already past a point-of-no-return for global warming. In ESCIMO we observe self-sustained melting of the permafrost for hundreds of years, even if global society stops all emissions of man-made GHGs immediately. We encourage other model builders to explore our discovery in their (bigger) models, and report on their findings."

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04.11.2020

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Phys.org: Warming of 2 C would release billions of tons of soil carbon

"The new international research study, led by the University of Exeter, reveals the sensitivity of soil carbon turnover to global warming and subsequently halves uncertainty about this in future climate change projections."

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01.11.2020

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The Economist: Innovation is an essential part of dealing with climate change

"Governments are lining up to set new climate targets for the middle of the century."

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27.10.2020

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Bodansky, Daniel; Biniaz, Susan (2020): Climate Intervention: The Case for Research

Bodansky, Daniel; Biniaz, Susan (2020): Climate Intervention: The Case for Research. Center for Climate and Energy Solutions & SilverLining.

"This paper argues that there is an urgent need for research on climate intervention as a potential means of addressing abrupt change, and counters common objections. It argues that research would (1) improve our understanding of the likelihood of abrupt changes and our ability to respond safely and effectively; (2) supply governments, stakeholders, and the public with the information needed to assess and make evidence-based decisions about climate interventions; (3) help address the risks of climate change for future generations and for vulnerable countries, especially those without resources to adapt; and (4) reduce the risk of geopolitical tensions over climate interventions due to uncertainties and mistakes."

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21.10.2020

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Harvard: The Keith Group: The world needs to explore solar geoengineering as a tool to fight climate change

"A technology’s risks depend on how it’s used. Antibiotics save lives, but if overused to make cheap beef in feedlots they breed deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria. As with other technologies, the risks of geoengineering cannot be evaluated without a scenario for goals and governance. Like antibiotics, geoengineering could be deadly if overused."

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