The Class of 2020 runs in block 4 and starts on April 23, 2020. Lectures and exercises will run online. See Absalon for details.
Climate Action Tracker (see where we are heading with current pledges to the Paris agreement)
Climate Action Tracker Follow each country and their performance relative to ambitions
Report from the National Academies US Oct 2018: Negative Emission Technology potential: BECCS (~5), agricultural soils (~3), forest mgmt (~1.5), afforestation (~1). (units: Gt CO2 per year)
Climate prediction for Denmark – DMI Climate Atlas (in Danish) shows how climate change will affect local areas in Denmark
World bank: 143 million climate migrants by 2050
Negative Emission Technologies (NETs)
Greenhouse Gas Removal (GGR)
Carbon Dioxide Removal (CDR)
Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS)
IEA’s status on CCS May 22, 2019: Capture from flue gas is efficient and now at a price of only 45 $/tCO2!
Global CCS institute report 2018: “The world’s 18 large-scale facilities are already capturing almost 40 Mt/y of CO2, and a total of over 230 Mt of CO2 has been safely injected underground to date”. World map of CCS facilities
CCS on coal at Boundary Dam Power Plant in Saskatchewan, Canada established in 2014 for 1.5 G$, fixing 90% of the CO2 from the flue gas at a rate of >0.5 Mt CO2 per year. More info about real world experience here. PetraNova, Texas, USA captures 33% of all CO2 emitted from coal combustion. Price ~1 b$ in 2017.
International Energy Agency 2016 report: 20 years of CCS
Bioenergy Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)
The world’s first 1Mt/y BECCS plant: ADM, Illinois, USA
Biorecro plan BECCS facilities in Kansas and North Dakota
STAX engineering efficiently removed CO2, SO2, particles from flue gas.
Direct Air Capture (DAC)
Carbon to Value (C2V) and Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage (CCUS)
Geoengineering research initiatives
Ice911 – restoring sea ice by reflective sand
Solar Radiation Management (SRM)
SCoPEx project – a test of stratospheric aerosol injections
Personal CO2 compensation
Chooose (Norway) final support for carbon credits
ClimeWorks turns atmospheric CO2 directly into rock (by DACCS)
CarbonFund (US) – support Energy efficiency, Forestry and Renewable Energy
Atmosfair (German)– supports sustainable energy
SAS (Scandinavian Airlines) CO2 compensate StarAlliance Members through Natural Partners who spend the money on protecting forests and plant new forests in South America, Africa, Southeast Asia, USA, and the UK.
Conversions of units