Coronavirus relief funds could easily pay to stop the worst of climate change while rebooting economies

Over US$12 trillion of COVID-19 relief has been promised. If a small portion was put toward economy-boosting green investments, the world could get on track to avoid the worst of climate change.

David L. McCollum, Senior Research Scientist, University of Tennessee • conversation
Nov. 17, 2020 ~7 min

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Climate change: Joe Biden could ride a wave of international momentum to break deadlock in US

Hamstrung by a Republican Senate, President-elect Biden will need to look abroad for collaborators on climate action.

Olaf Corry, Professor of Global Security Challenges, University of Leeds • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~7 min

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Coronavirus: how economic rescue plans can set the global economy on a path to decarbonisation

An economic downturn as severe as the great depression is possible, but what should emerge out of it?

John Barry, Professor of Green Political Economy, Queen's University Belfast • conversation
April 20, 2020 ~6 min

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Science must join with social, policy evolution to battle climate change

Steps to limit climate change require not only scientific advances but social and policy changes that spread the benefits of alternative energy sources, professor Daniel M. Kammen said in Radcliffe lecture.

Clea Simon • harvard
Jan. 30, 2019 ~5 min

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Science must join with social, policy evolution to battle climate change

Steps to limit climate change require not only scientific advances but social and policy changes that spread the benefits of alternative energy sources, professor Daniel M. Kammen said in Radcliffe lecture.

Clea Simon • harvard
Jan. 30, 2019 ~5 min

 science-technology  climate-change  clea-simon  radcliffe-institute  an-energy-plan-the-earth-can-live-with  daniel-m-kammen  green-new-deal  renewable-and-appropriate-energy-laboratory-at-uc-berkeley  undiscovered-science-lecture-series

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