09.09.2018

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Monthly Review: Making War on the Planet

"The enormous dangers that rapid climate change present to humanity as a whole, and the inability of the existing capitalist political-economic structure to address them, symbolized by the presence of Donald Trump in the White House, have engendered a desperate search for technofixes in the form of schemes for geoengineering, defined as massive, deliberate human interventions to manipulate the entire climate or the planet as a whole."

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04.06.2018

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Ott, Konrad (2018): On the Political Economy of Solar Radiation Management

Ott, Konrad (2018): On the Political Economy of Solar Radiation Management. In Front. Environ. Sci. 6, p. 29. DOI: 10.3389/fenvs.2018.00043.

"The paper concludes that the U.S. economic system has strong affinities to SRM supported by an emerging agency network that tries to establish a pro-SRM narrative and launch SAI research initiatives. There is recent evidence that SRM has found support from policy makers. To supporters of “green” variants of capitalism, the main claims of the article provide reasons against SAI-research. The article finishes with some remarks why SAI-research should be conditional."

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16.04.2018

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Industry Leaders: How can we lower Earth’s rising temperature?

"So what are we doing to save the humanity from this irreversible damage? After an exhaustive study on climate change phenomenon, researchers have suggested two parallel options. The first option is to extract the immense carbon dioxide chuck from the atmosphere. The other one is to reflect a little sunlight back into space to cool down Earth’s rising temperature."

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15.02.2018

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Gas World: Climeworks establishes new market mechanism to help achieve climate goals

"Swiss firm Climeworks has signed several historic contracts for its new Carbon Dioxide Removal solution, marking the first time a company is commissioned to permanently remove the carbon dioxide (CO2) of its customers from the atmosphere."

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07.06.2017

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ASU Now: Team launches initiative to develop viable market for waste carbon dioxide

"ASU partnering with Center for Carbon Removal, other research institutions to find economic opportunities in climate challenge."

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21.04.2017

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Republic of East Vancouver: Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market Research Report Now Available at Research Corridor

"Research Corridor has published a new research study titled “Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market – Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2015 – 2022”. The Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System market report studies current as well as future aspects of the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market based upon factors such as market dynamics, key ongoing trends and segmentation analysis. Apart from the above elements, the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System Market research report provides a 360-degree view of the Carbon Dioxide Co2 Removal System industry with geographic segmentation, statistical forecast and the competitive landscape."

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10.02.2017

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Altvater, Elmar (2016): The Capitalocene, or, Geoengineering against Capitalism’s Planetary Boundaries

Altvater, Elmar (2016): The Capitalocene, or, Geoengineering against Capitalism’s Planetary Boundaries. In Jason W. Moore (Ed.): Anthropocene or Capitalocene? Nature, history, and the crisis of capitalism. Oakland, CA: PM Press (Kairos), pp. 138–152.

"Today’s great questions are about how capitalism works through, and actively creates, planetary nature."

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24.01.2017

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Coffman, D’Maris; Lockley, Andrew (2017): Carbon dioxide removal and the futures market

Coffman, D’Maris; Lockley, Andrew (2017): Carbon dioxide removal and the futures market. In: Environ. Res. Lett. 12 (1), S. 15003. DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/aa54e8.

"We discuss the potential use of futures contracts in Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) markets; concluding that they have one principal advantage (near-term price security to current polluters), and one principal disadvantage (a combination of high price volatility and high trade volume means contracts issued by the private sector may cause systemic economic risk). Accordingly, we note the potential for the development of futures markets in CDR, but urge caution about the prospects for market failure."

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14.10.2016

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LawSci Forum: Solar Climate Engineering and Intellectual Property

"The potential role of private actors in SCE is unclear. On the one hand, decisions regarding whether and how to intentionally alter the planet’s climate should be made through legitimate state-based processes. On the other hand, the private sector has long been the site of great innovation, which SCE technology development requires. Such private innovation is both stimulated and governed through governmental intellectual property (IP) policies."

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21.09.2016

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Green Biz: Why carbon removal is the next frontier in corporate climate action

"Because time travel is not an option, we will need to develop what are known as "carbon removal" solutions that can clean up large volumes of CO2 from the atmosphere. A wide variety of carbon removal solutions have been proposed, ranging from basic tree planting and ecosystem restoration to high-tech devices that hoover up CO2 directly from the atmosphere, as shown in the figure below. While carbon removal solutions face many commercialization hurdles, estimates show a very large technical scale potential for a portfolio of solutions if these challenges are tackled successfully."

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