The technological and social change the world needs dwarfs anything that’s come before in history.
we aren’t going to geoengineer our way out of this mess—cutting emissions is our number one priority. But as this new report makes abundantly clear, the disease we’ve unleashed on this planet is only getting worse, and we aren’t doing nearly enough to find the cure.
To correct course and avoid 1.5 C, or 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit, we’ll need to cut emissions by half before 2030, and go carbon-neutral by 2050, the report says. That gives us three decades to transform our energy production into something unrecognizable, with renewable energy galore combined with carbon capture techniques like the bolstering of forests, and maybe even sucking the stuff out of the atmosphere and trapping it underground. We’ll have to change our behavior as individuals, too. Meaning, we’re looking at unprecedented change, what is essentially the restructuring of civilization.
As climate scientists call for a dramatic transformation of the world's economy, a new set of deniers is starting to coalesce around something easier.
The Wilderness Act turns 50 this year. But climate change means we need to rethink what "wild" even means.
German researchers argue that attempts to artificially geoengineer the earth's climate would likely cause worse effects than presently forecasted
Is our relentless quest for economic growth killing the planet? Climate scientists have seen the data - and they are coming to some incendiary conclusions.
In a landmark report, a global panel of leading scientists again called the evidence for climate change "unequivocal" and for the first time said humans are "extremely likely" to be the dominant cause.
Three new studies were published today, each looking at a different aspect of the human impact on climate, each carrying a sobering message on the consequences of human activities on our environment. The
Get this climate techno-fix right, and the effect is dramatic, Get it wrong, though, and you make the problem worse. So how do you get this to work as planned?
Intentionally engineering Earth's atmosphere to offset rising temperatures could be far more doable than you imagine, says David Keith. But is it a good idea?
Techniques aimed at averting global warming could lead to an unpredictable international crisis, a report has warned