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.
As Europe offshores carbon cuts, is it a win-win or climate colonialism?
Switzerland wants to pay for Ghana’s decarbonization efforts.
Massive turbine blades make for massive waste streams. Chemists have found a way to break them down for reuse.
Whereas previous recycling techniques have focused on material redesign, this new technique works on today’s turbine blade materials
Could a single methane moonshot outpace a thousand carbon cuts?
Cracking down on methane emissions could have a quick and dramatic impact
If only the problem was just carbon dioxide
A new study is the first to assess the impacts of curbing only CO2 emissions—versus cutting other pollutants causing nearly half of all warming
High-efficiency silicon solar cells go on a roll
Lightweight and flexible, these solar cells could power airships and drones, or be easily integrated into electric vehicles and building facades
How the graying of society threatens climate action
The share of the population over 65 in wealthy countries is projected to double by 2050. Investigating the carbon implications of this trend, researchers discovered some surprising patterns.
Researchers home in on 5 type of messages that focus people on climate action
Spoiler: environment, health, and global frames were among the best performers across five high-emitting countries; migration themes fared the worst.
People don’t know what climate experts are talking about
Simpler language and more context could aid public understanding of climate change
Hot rocks could be the next big energy storage technology
Soapstone, widely used in cooking appliances and countertops, could be an ideal low-cost material to store the sun’s heat for electricity
Orchestrating chatter between appliances could save a surprising amount of energy
Researchers developed a clever algorithm to coordinate whole neighborhoods of air conditioners, water heaters, and heat pumps—all without comprising individual use.