Monat: Januar 2020

Heinrich Böll Stiftung: Manipulating Mother Nature: The gendered antagonism of geoengineering

„Mother Nature is once again the subject of the male gaze but this time the impact may be even more oppressive. This article expands the feminist concept of ‘male gaze’ towards nature and critiques geoengineering as being an inherently male/masculine technology that is a product of and a means to further capitalistic agenda.“

Article summary[nbsp]in German


Callaghan, Max W.; et al. (2020): A topography of climate change research

Callaghan, Max W.; Minx, Jan C.; Forster, Piers M. (2020): A topography of climate change research. In Nat. Clim. Chang. 77, p. 252. DOI: 10.1038/s41558-019-0684-5.

„We use topic modelling to draw a topic map, or topography, of over 400,000 publications from the Web of Science on climate change. We update current knowledge on the IPCC, showing that compared with the baseline of the literature identified, the social sciences are in fact over-represented in recent assessment reports. Technical, solutions-relevant knowledge—especially in agriculture and engineering—is under-represented.“


Baker, Sarah E.; et al. (2020): Getting to Neutral. Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California

Baker, Sarah E.; Stolaroff, Joshuah K.; Peridas, George; Pang, Simon H.; Goldstein, Hannah M.; Lucci, Felicia R. et al. (2020): Getting to Neutral. Options for Negative Carbon Emissions in California. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California; Energy and Resource Group, University of California; Negative Carbon Consulting; University of Calgary; School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Queensland; Department of Viticulture [&] Enology, University of California; Department of Chemical Engineering, University of California; Worcester Polytechnic Institute; Georgetown University/Valence Strategic.

„In a first-of-its-kind study that will be published on January 30, 2020, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory maps where negative emissions approaches hold the most potential to help California achieve its ambitious climate goals.“


Call for Attendance: Webinar: Communicating Carbon Removal

Deadline: 17. February 2020

The webinar takes place on February 21, 2020.

„In this webinar,[nbsp]Matthew Nisbet, Northeastern University,[nbsp]Angela Anderson,[nbsp]Union of Concerned Scientists,[nbsp]Jan Mazurek, ClimateWorks, and[nbsp]Hunter Cutting, Climate Nexus will look at the challenges associated with communicating about the need for and options associated with carbon removal. This webinar will be moderated by[nbsp]Simon Nicholson, co-director of the Institute for Carbon Removal Law and Policy.“


SRMGI: First African Masters Thesis on SRM

„We send a warm congratulations to Jose Ricardo Kouakou, who is a student at the University of Felix Houphouet-Boigny and one of the Ivory Coast DECIMALS researchers. On 9 December he successfully defended his thesis on SRM, which explored how SRM might affect extreme temperatures in West Africa.“


C2G Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC AR6 (2nd Edition)

C2G Technical Brief: Considering climate-altering technologies in the IPCC AR6.[nbsp]12 November 2019 – 2nd Edition

„The Sixth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCCAR6), currently in preparation, will play a key role in the formation of future climate change policy. This includes the governance of potential climate-altering technologies, such as Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR) and Solar Radiation Modification (SRM). „


C2G Policy Brief: Governing Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal (2nd Edition)

C2G Policy Brief: Governing Large-Scale Carbon Dioxide Removal. 21 November 2019 – 2nd Edition.

„Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR), also known as negative emissions, aims to address the primary driver of climate change by removing carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and ensuring its long-term storage. If deployed at a large-scale, CDR could slow the rate of global warming and help prevent ocean acidification. „