Month: May 2020

Visioni, Daniele; et al. 2020: “What Goes up Must Come down: Impacts of Deposition in a Sulfate Geoengineering Scenario.”

Visioni, Daniele, Eric Slessarev, Douglas MacMartin, Natalie M Mahowald, Christine L Goodale, and Lili Xia. 2020: “What Goes up Must Come down: Impacts of Deposition in a Sulfate Geoengineering Scenario.”[nbsp]Environmental Research Letters.

“‌We consider here an extreme sulfate geoengineering scenario necessary to maintain temperatures at 2020 levels while greenhouse gas emissions continue to grow unabated. We show that the amount of stratospheric sulfate needed could be globally balanced by the predicted decrease in tropospheric anthropogenic SO2 emissions, but the spatial distribution would move from industrialized regions to pristine areas. We show how these changes would affect ecosystems differently depending on present day observations of soil pH, which we use to infer the potential for acid-induced aluminum toxicity across the planet.”


Legal Planet: Nonstate Actors Could Help Govern Solar Geoengineering

“Although reductions in greenhouse gas emissions continue to be inadequate to prevent dangerous climate change,[nbsp]solar geoengineering[nbsp]appears able to substantially reduce climate risks. More research, including outdoor experiments, is needed to reduce critical uncertainties. This could pose some environmental risks and — arguably more importantly — will raise diverse social concerns, such as research “sliding” into undue deployment. For these reasons, some additional governance of solar geoengineering may be warranted.”


WorldOil: MAN Energy Solutions to support major Dutch carbon capture project

“MAN Energy Solutions has been awarded a contract for the engineering of three RG compressor trains for a carbon capture, utilization and storage project in the Netherlands. The Port of Rotterdam Authority, Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN) and N.V. Nederlandse Gasunie are jointly developing the ‘Porthos’ (Port of Rotterdam CO₂ Transport Hub and Offshore Storage) project, which has been recognized by the European Union as a Project of Common Interest (PCI).”