A research team created an "Industrial Modernity Index” that challenges conventional wisdom—suggesting that a country's ability to transform itself is not solely determined by wealth or environmental impact.
The world is in a state of pluralistic ignorance, a new international study finds. And dispelling the unfounded pessimism is a key to tackling climate change.
Nearly 250 researchers drew more than 59,000 participants from 63 countries to compare climate change messages in a head-to-head test.
Researchers tried out alternate ways of framing the need for climate-friendly investment to a group of veteran financial professionals. Only optimism moved the needle.
Spoiler: They found no evidence that rational public discourse distracts people from the systemic changes necessary to decarbonize and reduce energy use across society.
A new analysis of polling data and an Electoral College simulator show that even though climate change isn’t voters’ top issue, it has amassed enough power to tip elections
Forget energy independence. The secret to a renewable grid lies in transcontinental electricity trading.
In a first, researchers show how renewable energy can be 100% reliable and economically feasible through transcontinental power pools—no long-term storage required.
In a new paper, researchers argue that campaigns to encourage behavior change should focus on helping people overcome barriers to action—not just providing information.
A new analysis demonstrates how Bitcoin mining could ease financial stresses in the early phases of renewable energy deployment
Researchers tested the effectiveness of 6 different psychological messages across 12 countries to combat climate denial. Spoiler: They were all disappointingly weak.