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April 2020

  Rare ozone hole opens over Arctic — and it’s big Cold temperatures and a strong polar vortex allowed chemicals to gnaw away at the protective ozone layer in the north. A vast ozone hole — probably the biggest on  Continue reading »

March 2020

Towards a more effective climate policy on international trade In the literature on the attribution of responsibilities for greenhouse gas emissions, two accounting methods have been widely discussed: production-based accounting (PBA) and consumption-based accounting (CBA). It has been argued that  Continue reading »

February 2020

Social tipping dynamics for stabilizing Earth’s climate by 2050 Achieving a rapid global decarbonization to stabilize the climate critically depends on activating contagious and fast-spreading processes of social and technological change within the next few years. Drawing on expert elicitation,  Continue reading »

January 2020

Climate econometric models indicate solar geoengineering would reduce inter-country income inequality Exploring heterogeneity in the economic impacts of solar geoengineering is a fundamental step towards understanding the risk tradeoff associated with a geoengineering option. To evaluate impacts of solar geoengineering  Continue reading »

December 2019

Greenhouse gas emissions to set new record this year, but rate of growth shrinks Global carbon emissions are expected to hit an all-time high in 2019, scientists say, smashing a previous record set in 2018. By the end of the  Continue reading »

November 2019

Report: Flooded Future: Global vulnerability to sea level rise worse than previously understood Sea level rise is one of the best known of climate change’s many dangers. As humanity pollutes the atmosphere with greenhouse gases, the planet warms. And as  Continue reading »

October 2019

How climate change is melting, drying and flooding Earth — in pictures On thin ice. This aerial view of the sea ice in East Greenland was captured by photographer Florian Ledoux using a drone 250 metres above sea level. Scientists  Continue reading »

September 2019

The quest for the sustainable city Cities have become epicenters for confronting climate change, harnessing renewable energy, and mitigating pollution. The city plans striving for sustainability are many. Easy solutions are few.   PNAS There’s no doubt that Brazil’s fires  Continue reading »

August 2019

Photochemical impacts of haze pollution in an urban environment Photolysis rates are highly sensitive not only to the vertical distribution of aerosols but also to their composition, as this can impact how the incoming solar radiation is scattered or absorbed.  Continue reading »

July 2019

Climate change made Europe’s mega-heatwave five times more likely After a series of unusually hot summers, France and other parts of Europe last week experienced another intense heatwave that broke temperature records across the continent. After a seven-day analysis: climate  Continue reading »

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