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December 2017

Concerns for ozone recovery Qing Liang et. al. Natural methyl bromide (CH3Br) and methyl chloride (CH3Cl) emissions are also important long-lived sources of atmospheric reactive halogen. Rising concentrations of very-short-lived substances (VSLSs) with atmospheric lifetimes of less than half a  Continue reading »

November 2017

Lessons from first campus carbon-pricing scheme Kenneth Gillingham, Stefano Carattini& Daniel Esty Putting a value on emissions can lower energy use, write Kenneth Gillingham, Stefano Carattini and Daniel Esty. Nature Ozone treaty taking a bite out of US greenhouse gas  Continue reading »

October 2017

Geophysical potential for wind energy over the open oceans Anna Possner and Ken Caldeira Focusing on the North Atlantic region, we provide evidence that there is potential for greater downward transport of kinetic energy in the overlying atmosphere. As a  Continue reading »

September 2017

New Climate Risk Classification Created to Account for Potential “Existential” Threats Researchers identify a one-in-20 chance of temperature increase causing catastrophic damage or worse by 2050. SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography UCSD OPED: Protecting the climate and the ozone layer together  Continue reading »

August 2017

Reassessing the atmospheric oxidation mechanism of toluene Mario J. Molina, Renyi Zhang et. al. Our work reveals that the formation and subsequent reactions of cresols regulate the atmospheric impacts of toluene oxidation, suggesting that its representation in current atmospheric models  Continue reading »

July 2017

Renewable energy policy: Enumerating costs reduces support Darrick Evensen Renewable energy policies enjoy greater support compared to policies focused explicitly on climate change, and thus present a politically plausible path toward carbon emission reduction. However, new research shows that renewable  Continue reading »

June 2017

Scientists may have just found an unexpected new threat to the ozone layer By CHELSEA HARVEY Severe storms over the central United States may be posing bigger problems beyond bad weather. New research suggests that frequent summertime storms in the  Continue reading »

May 2017

Today’s Arctic is a ‘profoundly different place’ By Scott Waldman The Arctic is experiencing a profound shift into a new state as it loses ice and breaks high temperature records, a clear sign that some of the worst effects of  Continue reading »

April 2017

The massive crack in the Antarctic ice shelf is hanging on by a 12-mile ‘thread.’ It’s the ice crack that’s captivating the world. USA Today A roadmap for rapid decarbonization Although the Paris Agreement’s goals are aligned with science and  Continue reading »

March 2017

This is a major benefit cutting air pollution can have on children A “congestion tax” that discourages downtown driving not only cuts traffic and pollution, but also sharply reduces children’s asthma attacks. World Economic Forum Consequences of a price incentive  Continue reading »

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