12.01.2020

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C2G Guest Post by Gernot Wagner and Daniel Zizzamia: Green Moral Hazards

"For one, SRM is no “solution.” While CDR directly addresses the root cause of the problem – excess atmospheric carbon dioxide – SRM only does so indirectly. Meanwhile, either form of geoengineering conjures legitimate images of technofixes."

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12.01.2020

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AGU Position Statement on Climate Change

"A position statement on climate change was previously adopted by the American Geophysical Union in December 1998; A new version was adopted December 2003; Revised and Reaffirmed December 2007, February 2012, August 2013, November 2019."

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08.01.2020

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Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy: 2019 Year-End Report

"Throughout 2019, the Institute has worked to promote a robust assessment of carbon removal through research, creative dedication to stakeholder engagement, and education. We describe our 2019 work below under three categories: research publications, educational resources, and collaborative facilitation/events."

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30.12.2019

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Leiserowitz, A., et al. (2019): Climate change in the American mind: November 2019

Leiserowitz, A., Maibach, E., Rosenthal, S., Kotcher, J., Bergquist, P., Ballew, M., Goldberg, M., & Gustafson, A. (2019). Climate change in the American mind: November 2019. Yale University and George Mason University. New Haven, CT: Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

"Our latest national survey finds that the highest percentage of Americans since our surveys began are “extremely” or “very” sure global warming is happening. Additionally, an increasing percentage of Americans understand that most scientists think global warming is happening. The report includes many other interesting findings, including how often Americans hear and talk about global warming."

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26.12.2019

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C2G: Infographic: Why do we need to govern nature-based solutions for large-scale carbon dioxide removal?

"How does society weigh and manage the risks and benefits against the risks of a heating planet?"

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19.12.2019

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Schwarzer, Stefan (2019): The Potential of Carbon Sequestration in the Soil

Schwarzer, Stefan (2019): The Potential of Carbon Sequestration in the Soil. United Nations Environment Programme (Foresight Brief, 13). Available online at https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/20.500.11822/28453/1/Foresight013.pdf.

"Soil’s contribution to climate change, through the oxidation of soil carbon, is important. However, soils – and thus agriculture - can play a major role in mitigating climate change. Through multiple agricultural practices, we could help store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil, while at the same time regenerating soil fertility, plant health and whole ecosystems. This is a no regret option that offers multiple benefits and deserves high-level visibility."

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18.12.2019

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Gagern, Antonius; et al. (2019): Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement. Current state of knowledge and potential role of philanthropy

Gagern, Antonius; Rau, Greg; Iglesias-Rodriguez, Debora; Renforth, Phil; Burns, Wil; Graffy, Elisabeth (September 9th, 2019 Meeting Proceedings): Ocean Alkalinity Enhancement. Current state of knowledge and potential role of philanthropy. Half Moon Bay, California.

"This document merges a thorough literature review with insights gained during the convening. In the last decade, specific aspects of OAE have received some attention in the specialized CDR literature (such as in AGU100 journals) but significant knowledge gaps remain. This document makes an attempt at discussing current knowledge and knowledge gaps relating to the local and global application of OAE and to provide recommendations to the broader philanthropic community that is considering supporting the advancement of the field."

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17.12.2019

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U.S. Congress: SEA FUEL Act of 2019

"A bill to require the Secretary of Defense to carry out the Direct Air Capture and Blue Carbon Removal Technology Program"

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17.12.2019

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Sandbag (2019): Playing with Fire. An assessment of company plans to burn biomass in EU coal power stations.

Sandbag (2019): Playing with Fire. An assessment of company plans to burn biomass in EU coal power stations.

"This report assesses the possible growth in biomass burning across Europe as a result of a fleet of planned coal-to-biomass power plant conversions. We map every project and estimate the scale of the threat to global forests."

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17.12.2019

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Nisbet, Matthew C. (2019): The Carbon Removal Debate. Asking Critical Questions About Climate Change Futures

Nisbet, Matthew C. (2019): The Carbon Removal Debate. Asking Critical Questions About Climate Change Futures. Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy. School of International Service, American University. Washington, D.C.

"In this report commissioned by the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy, communication scholar Matthew Nisbet looks at how it is that carbon removal has suddenly appeared on the climate policy agenda, why the entire field needs additional scrutiny, and how to build a better carbon removal conversation."

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