01.03.2021

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GlobalEcoGuy: We Need 4 Waves of Climate Action

"Every climate solution works differently, unfolding at different speeds. We’ll need them all, traveling in four parallel waves, to stop climate change."

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01.03.2021

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Vancouver Sun: Michael Brown and Duane Froese: Thawing permafrost is a northern crisis and a global threat

"Opinion: Unconstrained, Canada’s permafrost could be releasing more carbon than is currently being generated by all human activities across the country. This raises three stark concerns and a pressing opportunity."

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19.02.2021

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Gizmodo: Billionaires’ Favorite Climate Solution Is a Dangerous Distraction

"The prize is part of a growing movement by the billionaire class to make carbon dioxide removal, known as CDR in science and policy circles, a reality. But the narrative fit for a sci-fi movie obscures the fact that CDR comes with real issues as does the fact that a few incredibly wealthy (largely) men and industries are trying to define the scope of climate solutions."

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17.02.2021

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Driscoll, Daniel (2021): Drivers of Carbon Price Adoption in Wealthy Democracies: International or Domestic Forces?

Driscoll, Daniel (2021): Drivers of Carbon Price Adoption in Wealthy Democracies: International or Domestic Forces? In Socius: Sociological Research for a Dynamic World. DOI: 10.1177/2378023121992252.

"The author argues that the global free-rider problem, posed by nonbinding international climate agreements and lack of enforcement, and fossil fuel business-elite power undermine the force of international values and norms. World society scholarship should attend more to (1) whether international participation incurs substantial local costs or powerful stakeholder opposition and (2) whether the benefits of such participation are more domestically or globally distributed."

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16.02.2021

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The Guardian: Bill Gates: ‘Carbon neutrality in a decade is a fairytale. Why peddle fantasies?’

"After putting $100m into Covid research, the billionaire is taking on the climate crisis. And first he has some bones to pick with his fellow campaigners..."

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15.02.2021

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The Conversation: Civilization VI: Gathering Storm shows video games can make us think seriously about climate change

"A new expansion has added environmental challenges to Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, the latest in a popular series of strategy video games that has been running since the 1990s. The expansion – called Gathering Storm – adds new features to the game, most notably anthropogenic climate change and natural disasters."

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10.02.2021

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Wagner, Gernot (2021): Stadt, Land, Klima. Warum wir nur mit einem urbanen Leben die Erde retten

Wagner, Gernot (2021): Stadt, Land, Klima. Warum wir nur mit einem urbanen Leben die Erde retten. 1. Auflage. Wien: Brandstätter.

"It’s a personal exploration of how the decision of where we live influences the climate, and how addressing climate change implies reevaluating our living choices."

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08.02.2021

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E&E News: 'Counterintuitive': The planet warmed as virus reduced CO2

"The sprawling economic consequences of the pandemic "slightly warmed the planet" for several months last year, according to research released this week."

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08.02.2021

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Gettelman, A.; et al. (2021): Climate Impacts of COVID‐19 Induced Emission Changes

Gettelman, A.; Lamboll, R.; Bardeen, C. G.; Forster, P. M.; Watson‐Parris, D. (2021): Climate Impacts of COVID‐19 Induced Emission Changes. In Geophysical Research Letters 48 (3), e2020GL091805. DOI: 10.1029/2020GL091805.

"We use estimates of emission changes for 2020 in two Earth System Models (ESMs) to simulate the impacts of the COVID‐19 economic changes."

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04.02.2021

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Kolbert, Elizabeth (2021): Under a white sky

Kolbert, Elizabeth (2021): Under a white sky. First edition. New York: Crown.

"In Under a White Sky, Elizabeth Kolbert takes a hard look at the new world we are creating. Along the way, she meets biologists who are trying to preserve the world’s rarest fish, which lives in a single tiny pool in the middle of the Mojave; engineers who are turning carbon emissions to stone in Iceland; Australian researchers who are trying to develop a “super coral” that can survive on a hotter globe; and physicists who are contemplating shooting tiny diamonds into the stratosphere to cool the earth."

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