17.05.2021

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Carbon 180: The future of carbon removal is built on reimagined public engagement

"Communities must actively co-design which carbon removal solutions we pursue, in what ways, and to which extents."

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10.05.2021

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Simon Nicholson (2021): Carbon Removal and the Dangers of Extractivism

Simon Nicholson (2021): Carbon Removal and the Dangers of Extractivism. In John-Andrew McNeish, Judith Shapiro (Eds.): Our extractive age. Expressions of violence and resistance. Abingdon, Oxon, New York, NY: Routledge (Routledge studies of the extractive industries), pp. 189–203. Available online at https://www.taylorfrancis.com/chapters/oa-edit/10.4324/9781003127611-14/carbon-removal-dangers-extractivism-simon-nicholson.

"This chapter shows how the concept of hyper-extractivism can help us understand and guard against the troublesome potentials in large-scale carbon removal activities and in the policy consideration of carbon removal options, and in turn will shed light on the kinds of thorny choices that are forced on humanity at the height of the hyper-extractivist age."

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19.04.2021

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climeworks: From science to reality: Climeworks is part of the Science Museum’s exhibition 'Our Future Planet' in London

"The exhibition showcases different carbon capture solutions and runs from 19 May 2021 (UK Government guidelines permitting) to 4 September 2022 in time for the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference COP26, taking place in Glasgow in November."

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13.04.2021

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Verbied Fossiele Reclame: Students file complaint against Shell’s misleading adverts

"The oil company promises its customers carbon neutral driving by compensating their emissions. “Shell is promoting a product that can never live up to this claim, and that is misleading”, explains student Xander de Vries."

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12.04.2021

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Policy Options: Tap into carbon capture’s potential by building public confidence

"Canada is in a prime technological position but could lose out if the risks to public confidence are not managed. A national vision is vital."

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05.04.2021

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National Post: Sweden rejects pioneering solar geoengineering test

"Under pressure from indigenous people and environmental groups, Sweden’s space agency on Wednesday called off a landmark first test of technology that aims to slow global warming by dimming sunlight reaching Earth."

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05.04.2021

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Legal Planet: Solar Geoengineering and Public Engagement Trolling

"A first test of a long-planned outdoor solar geoengineering experiment has been delayed–again. Why?"

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30.03.2021

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C2GTalk: An interview with Saleemul Huq: How can the most vulnerable have a say in governing climate-altering approaches?

"His greatest concern is that decisions that have repercussions for the most vulnerable will be taken without them having a chance to take part in the discussion, so it is extremely important that climate vulnerable nations have a say when decisions are taken regarding climate-altering approaches, including carbon dioxide removal and solar radiation modification."

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29.03.2021

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The Atlantic: The Weekly Planet: Why Celebrities Are Agog Over This Tiny Climate Think Tank

"The think tank Carbon180 is, as far as I know, the only American nonprofit dedicated to studying the removal of carbon-dioxide pollution from the atmosphere. It is not a very large organization."

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14.12.2020

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Grist: What if net-zero isn’t enough? Inside the push to ‘restore’ the climate

'“Hitting net-zero is not enough,” they wrote in a letter published in the Guardian last month. Instead, the group behind the letter, a youth-led organization called Worldward, urges the world to rally around a different goal, one they call “climate restoration.”'

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