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A New Way to Calculate the Price of Carbon Pollution

How to set carbon prices that are consistent with goals of both climate experts and economists.

by Noah Kaufman |August 17, 2020

New Model for Pricing Carbon Will Help Meet Net-Zero Climate Change Goals

A new approach to carbon pricing avoids the pitfalls of calculating the social costs of carbon.

by |August 17, 2020
Two people are in a grassy pasture with six yaks. There are mountains and low clouds in the background.

Cheesemaking in Nepal Under Threat Unless Pastoralist Traditions are Revived

Cheese production in Nepal’s Langtang Valley is deeply enmeshed in the traditional practice of yak herding, which is undergoing a long-term decline.

by |August 12, 2020
A giant sandstorm pummels northern South Sudan

Double Trouble: The Importance of Thinking About Compound Risk

Compound risk — when multiple risks occur simultaneously, or one after another — was the topic of a recent discussion as part of the Resilience Media Project, a part of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at the Earth Institute.

by |August 11, 2020

Treading on Shrinking Ice

In a new book, glaciologist Marco Tedesco takes the reader on a personal journey through his sometimes dangerous work.

by |August 11, 2020

Stronger Rains in Warmer Climate Could Lessen Heat Damage to Crops, Says Study

Intensified rainstorms predicted for many areas in the United States as climate warms could more efficiently water some major crops, which would at least partially offset projected yield declines caused by rising heat itself.

by |August 10, 2020
maps showing heat wave trends

The Planet Has a Fever

A recent study shows heat waves are growing longer and more frequent in almost every part of the world. The findings emphasize the need to take action against climate change.

by Marco Tedesco |July 31, 2020
trump speaking during a press conference

Climate Change and COVID-19: the Denial Playbook is the Same

The Trump administration has responded to COVID-19 using tactics it honed in the climate arena: ignoring or burying scientific information, pushing misinformation, and silencing scientists who warn us of the dangers.

by Augusta Wilson |July 30, 2020

Remains of Cold War Plane Crash Emerging From Rapidly Melting Alaska Glacier

In June, a search party discovered newly unthawed wreckage and human remains from a crashed plane trapped in ice for 60 years. The discovery evokes the ongoing legacy of Arctic militarization.

by |July 28, 2020
solar panels in front of shanghai skyline

Is China Still a Developing Country? And Why It Matters for Energy and Climate

Understanding the nature and implications of China’s unique status can help in designing energy and climate policies, and promoting sustainable growth.

by |July 23, 2020