Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?

Climate models are likely underestimating the true severity of future warming in urban areas.

Robert Wilby, Professor of Hydroclimatic Modelling, Loughborough University • conversation
yesterday ~8 min

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Outdated carbon credits from old wind and solar farms are threatening climate change efforts

Companies are using these credits to offset their emissions, though many projects won't meaningfully reduce carbon in the atmosphere.

Simon Lewis, Professor of Global Change Science at University of Leeds and, UCL • conversation
Jan. 14, 2021 ~9 min

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Biden plans to fight climate change in a way no U.S. president has done before

Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter explains how the new administration can mobilize all parts of his government as it faces five big climate challenges.

Bill Ritter Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, Colorado State University • conversation
Jan. 12, 2021 ~9 min

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Lake Poopó: why Bolivia's second largest lake disappeared – and how to bring it back

It's an ecological disaster, but my research shows we should not lose hope.

Belen Marti-Cardona, Lecturer in Earth Observation and Hydrology, University of Surrey • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~6 min

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Two-thirds of Earth's land is on pace to lose water as the climate warms – that's a problem for people, crops and forests

The projected loss of water storage on land as global temperatures rise is especially alarming in the Southern Hemisphere – and in parts of the US.

Yadu Pokhrel, Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Michigan State University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~7 min

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Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

The UK's marshes, bogs and fens provided the bare necessities of daily life for many centuries.

Ian D. Rotherham, Professor of Environmental Geography and Reader in Tourism and Environmental Change, Sheffield Hallam University • conversation
Jan. 11, 2021 ~8 min

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After a record 22 billion-dollar disasters in 2020, it's time to overhaul US disaster policy – here's how

NOAA released its list of climate and weather disasters that cost the nation more than $1 billion each. Like many climate and weather events this past year, it shattered the record.

Deb Niemeier, Clark Distinguished Chair and Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Maryland • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~11 min

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Pikas are adapting to climate change remarkably well, contrary to many predictions

Pikas – small cousins of rabbits – live mainly in the mountainous US west. They've been called a climate change poster species, but they're more adaptable than many people think.

Andrew Smith, Professor Emeritus of Life Sciences, Arizona State University • conversation
Jan. 7, 2021 ~8 min

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Can a future ban on gas-powered cars work? An economist explains

California's proposition to halt the sale of gasoline-powered engines may be extreme. But could it work?

Amitrajeet A. Batabyal, Arthur J. Gosnell Professor of Economics, Rochester Institute of Technology • conversation
Jan. 5, 2021 ~7 min

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Coffee: here's the carbon cost of your daily cup – and how to make it climate-friendly

The process that brought you your morning latte could have produced half a kilogram of CO₂.

Carmen Nab, PhD Candidate in Environmental Science, UCL • conversation
Jan. 4, 2021 ~5 min

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