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 rebuttal.
In a 227-page report, the International Energy Agency said it is possible to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 and limit warming to 1.5 C. But it will require a wholesale makeover of the world’s energy system starting today.
Biden bets offshore wind will fix his climate jobs problem
Offshore wind offers President Biden one of his best opportunities to marry his climate and jobs agendas. It comes as his administration approved the nation’s first major wind project off the East Coast.
Risk of flooding from melted glaciers to increase as climate warms, study says
Scientists are racing to determine what will happen as a result of melting glaciers before the repercussions of climate change on communities become a reality.
Researchers are especially worried about the increased risk of flood outbursts from glacial lakes, which can pose threats to residents who live downstream, according to a new study published Thursday in Nature Climate Change.