22.09.2020

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Bloomberg: Wildfires Prove We Got Climate Risks All Wrong

"For too long we assumed the worst effects were manageable and would advance slowly."

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15.09.2020

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Podcast: Clean Technica: Machine Learning + CleanTech + Climate Risks, Part II — CleanTech Talk Podcast

"Mike then moved the conversation toward geoengineering, which Paul believes needs more attention. Mike sees a fundamental problem in pretending like the world could geoengineer its way out of climate change without causing other problems, whereas Paul thinks there is a balance to be found."

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15.09.2020

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Blog: Global Policy: Safeguarding Biodiversity in Carbon Dioxide Removal Approaches

"The potential impacts of CDR activities on biodiversity need to be at the forefront of decision-making around whether to engage in research and the eventual deployment of these techniques."

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14.09.2020

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Podcast: Shaping the Future (Cambridge Climate Lecture Series): Uni. Of Cambridge’s Hugh Hunt On Geoengineering The Arctic: ‘crazy ideas have potential’

"Hugh makes the point that the risks of Geoengineering are less than the risks from climate tipping points that we are facing if we don’t do it."

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14.09.2020

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Video: IEAGHG: Value of Emerging and Enabling Technologies in Reducing Costs, Risks & Timescales for CCS

"8th September 2020 : This webinar will look at the recent IEAGHG study on the Value of Emerging and Enabling Technologies in Reducing Costs, Risks & Timescales for CCS (report number 2020-05, published July 2020 and contracted out to Element Energy)."

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07.09.2020

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Dooley, Kate; et al. (2020): Carbon‐dioxide Removal and Biodiversity: A Threat Identification Framework

Dooley, Kate; Harrould‐Kolieb, Ellycia; Talberg, Anita (2020): Carbon‐dioxide Removal and Biodiversity: A Threat Identification Framework. In Global Policy. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12828.

"We present a framework for assessing the impacts (positive or negative) on biodiversity and ecosystems from a spectrum of CDR interventions, so as to prioritize research to those CDR options that present minimal threats to biodiversity. Application of the framework indicates that while many CDR interventions present threats to biodiversity, certain options, such as regenerative CDR, may have positive impacts."

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31.08.2020

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ABC News: Saviour or scientific hubris? Geoengineering the planet to counter climate change

"By 2010 a large number of "geoengineering" experiments were under consideration — but now major experimentation appears to have stalled. The reasons why reflect the difficulties in trying to deliberately manipulate a system as complex and fragile as the Earth's environment. They may also speak to the limits of political will, the public's fear of human meddling, and the problematic line between innovation and scientific hubris."

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24.08.2020

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Shrum, Trisha R.; et al. (2020): Behavioural frameworks to understand public perceptions of and risk response to carbon dioxide removal

Shrum, Trisha R.; Markowitz, Ezra; Buck, Holly; Gregory, Robin; van der Linden, Sander; Attari, Shahzeen Z.; van Boven, Leaf (2020): Behavioural frameworks to understand public perceptions of and risk response to carbon dioxide removal. In Interface Focus. 10 (5), p. 20200002. DOI: 10.1098/rsfs.2020.0002.

"In this paper, we review behavioural decision theory and discuss how public reactions to CDR will be different from and more complex than that implied by rational choice theory."

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18.08.2020

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Feminism in India: Geoengineering & Its Gendered Effects: A Case For Feminist Scientific Leadership

"The idea of fixing damaged biophysical systems through a one-size-fits all engineered approach is dangerous as it may have unintended consequences in different parts of the world."

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17.08.2020

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Welt: Pyridinium: Can this molecule slow down climate change?

German article on the PNAS study about pyridinium in aerosol formation.

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