Thursday, May 9, 2013

Climatic Change Journal: Special Issue on Negative Emissions

As you will hopefully see from our links page, there’s a lot of excellent literature to be found on GHG-removal / negative-emissions. And now the respected scientific journal Climatic Change has added to it with a special open access issue on the science and policy of negative emission technologies.

Climatic Change, Volume 8, Issue 1, Special Issue: Science and Policy of Negative Emission Technologies

Climatic Change, Volume 8, Issue 1, Special Issue: Science and Policy of Negative Emission Technologies

The special issue, edited by Dr. Massimo Tavoni and Prof. Robert Socolow, features a range of high quality articles on the context and potential role of ways of taking carbon out of the air and keeping it out. Some articles focus on specifc approaches, discussing topics ranging from the ecological limits to terrestrial biological carbon dioxide removal, to the latest model-based assessments of the potential role of direct air capture (“DAC”) in climate stabilisation.

Climatic Change is ‘dedicated to the totality of the problem of climatic variability and change – its descriptions, causes, implications and interactions among these. The purpose of the journal is to provide a means of exchange among those working in different disciplines on problems related to climatic variations. This means that authors have an opportunity to communicate the essence of their studies to people in other climate-related disciplines and to interested non-disciplinarians, as well as to report on research in which the originality is in the combinations of (not necessarily original) work from several disciplines. The journal also includes vigorous editorial and book review sections’.

This special edition is an accessible, enjoyable, up to date and informative read for anybody interested in removing greenhouse gases from the atmosphere. And since Climatic Change have made it open access, you have no excuse not to read it!

Please note there is no association between VEC and Climatic Change, nor with this special issue; and our linking to it does not imply any endoresement of VEC by the journal or the authors or vice versa. We just thought that, given it’s excellent content and relevance, we’d point the reader in its direction!