Models often underestimate the speed of decarbonization and magnitude of potential climate solutions, suggesting there’s more hope for holding climate change in check than we think.
Researchers used data from global climate models to calculate how future increases in extreme heat are likely to shorten pregnancies. Each additional hot day is likely to affect the timing of at least 822 births.
The social costs of mining cryptocurrency will outstrip the value of the coins well before mining them becomes unprofitable, a new study suggests.
Before the Green New Deal had received widespread media coverage, the policy enjoyed majority support from members of both political parties, a new study suggests.
Homes likely to be inundated by future sea level rise currently sell for about 7% more in neighborhoods with a high percentage of climate deniers than similar homes in climate believer neighborhoods.
The structure of electricity markets in many wealthy economies is likely to make it more difficult to decarbonize. But the solution could be as simple as adding a new feature to these markets to juice the adoption of renewable energy technologies like solar and wind.
The ongoing transition from coal to natural gas electricity is easing the water use associated with power generation somewhat. But much bigger savings could be achieved by switching to solar- and wind-generated electricity.
The green economy employs 4% of working-age people in the United States and is worth $1.3 trillion per year, according to a new analysis. That’s 16% of the global green economy, the largest share of any single country.
Wealthier communities in the United States are more likely to receive federal assistance to buffer the effects of climate change, and more likely to reap the benefits of renewable energy, two new studies show.
The best way to use a carbon tax to fight climate change would be to set the initial carbon price high, increase it modestly for about a decade, and then let it fall slowly over the next few centuries.