Climate Change Stories
From stories about pioneering work in solar fuels and carbon capture, to building resilient coastal infrastructure, to how the insurance industry is rewriting risk management strategies, Anthropocene magazine aims to be a leading voice in the conversation about the global transition to decarbonized economies.
Waiting longer to buy a new car and keeping existing cars on the road longer overall could substantially cut greenhouse gas emissions
“The elephant in the room is the supply chain of fossil fuel-powered vehicles, not that of electric vehicles,” says lead researcher.
If you want to take out a carbon “loan” (that is, emit more carbon than the 1.5 °C budget allows) you’ll have to pay interest on it
There's a $1 million prize for anyone that can design a room air conditioner that costs no more than twice what a standard one costs and produces five times less greenhouse gas
Australian media pointed at India and China; US papers focused on the country’s own responsibility; Indian media pointed to the Global North; and Nigerian news considered all countries equally responsible
Not at all, researchers find—evidence that casts doubt on the “finite pool of worry” hypothesis
Older cohorts started out less concerned (circa 2009), but worry has increased across all age groups at a similar rate over the last decade
“Deep learning” algorithms are usually evaluated in terms of accuracy—but some researchers say they should also be judged on their environmental impact.
The pandemic knocked 2020 emissions back to 2007 levels. An analysis of stimulus policies in 41 countries shows how the savings could be cancelled out—or enhanced.
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.