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May 2021

Net-Zero Emissions by 2050 Are Possible, Landmark Report Says Many energy experts and climate scientists question whether it is feasible to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius by century’s end. Today, the world’s preeminent energy institution offered a  Continue reading »

April 2021

The future costs of methane emissions An analysis of the costs of climate change caused by adding one tonne of methane to the atmosphere finds that high-income regions of the world should spend much more on efforts to lower such  Continue reading »

March 2021

What Is Wall Street’s Role in Climate? America’s biggest banks are in a jam. Under pressure from environmentalists, they’ve vowed to throw their weight behind the transition to a low-carbon economy by achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. But standing in  Continue reading »

February 2021

Country-level conditions like prosperity, democracy, and regulatory culture predict individual climate change belief Decades after the scientific community agreed on the existence of human-made climate change, substantial parts of the world’s population remain unaware or unconvinced that human activity is  Continue reading »

December 2020

2020 Is a Record Year for Disaster Shelters, Red Cross Says The combination of hurricanes, wildfires, and the pandemic meant the organization provided four times as much assistance as in an average year. The American Red Cross has provided record  Continue reading »

November 2020

In 2020, Record-Breaking Hurricanes Arrived Early—and Often The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season has truly been one for the record books. With 28 named storms, it is currently tied with 2005 for the most storms in a single season. (Named storms  Continue reading »

October 2020

Climate Change May Cause More Storms to Rapidly Intensify, As Delta Did Hurricane Delta is currently churning toward the Gulf Coast, expected to make landfall in Louisiana later today. Delta is the 25th named storm this season and the ninth  Continue reading »

September 2020

Aerosol-forced multidecadal variations across all ocean basins in models and observations since 1920 Earth’s climate fluctuates considerably on decadal-multidecadal time scales, often causing large damages to our society and environment. These fluctuations usually result from internal dynamics, and many studies  Continue reading »

August 2020

Anthropogenic climate change has driven over 5 million km2 of drylands towards desertification Drylands cover 41% of the earth’s land surface and include 45% of the world’s agricultural land. These regions are among the most vulnerable ecosystems to anthropogenic climate  Continue reading »

July 2020

Fewer than 20 extinctions a year: does the world need a single target for biodiversity? A proposal for one, simple goal, equivalent to the 2 °C climate target, needs to be thoroughly assessed. Next year, all eyes will be on  Continue reading »