Nicholas Stern is optimistic that we can create a zero-carbon world economy in the coming decades. What he’s worried about is whether we will, he said in a recent talk.
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Students from the Columbia for Carbon Neutrality campaign attended a workshop in April to learn more about the university’s options for offsetting its carbon emissions.
New method helps determine how quickly silicates wear down over time, which is key to understanding natural processes that remove CO2 from air.
In just 12 years, Ørsted reduced its coal use by 81 percent and became the planet’s leading offshore windfarm developer. Here’s what other companies can learn from the transition.
New research shows that the Larsen C ice shelf—the fourth largest ice shelf in Antarctica—experienced an unusual spike in late summer and early autumn surface melting in the years 2015 to 2017.
Current practices are not making use of the best available scientific knowledge to guide real-world decision making.
A million years ago, a longtime pattern of alternating glaciations and warm periods dramatically changed, when ice ages suddenly became longer and more intense. Scientists have long suspected that this was connected to the slowdown of a key Atlantic Ocean current system that today once again is slowing. A new study of sediments from the Atlantic bottom directly links this slowdown with a massive buildup of carbon dragged from the air into the abyss.
Anthropologists are working with Fulani community leaders to promote knowledge-sharing between herders and climate scientists.
A new article co-authored by the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law provides key recommendations on how to change flood insurance for a changing climate.
The report details how to translate climate science into local action.