Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

Climate denial hasn't gone away – here's how to spot arguments for delaying climate action

New research exposes the common tropes of bad faith arguments about climate change.

Stuart Capstick, Research Fellow in Psychology, Cardiff University • conversation
July 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags:  climate-change  misinformation  climate-crisis  climate-change-denial

Searching for Misha: the life and tragedies of the world's most famous polar bear

This is the story of 'Misha', as I have come to know her. Both I and my research have been deeply affected by a polar bear I have never met face to face.

Henry Anderson-Elliott, PhD Candidate, University of Cambridge • conversation
July 20, 2020 ~25 min

Tags: arctic interdisciplinarity climate-crisis in-depth insights-series polar-bears svalbard

Five must-read novels on the environment and climate crisis

Eco-fiction to help you rethink your role in the climate crisis.

Ti-han Chang, Lecturer in Asia-Pacific Studies, University of Central Lancashire • conversation
July 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change environment feminism trees literature climate-crisis colonialism books novels tsunami meat-industry

Climate crisis causing families to shun farmers for arranged marriages

Climate shocks and changing weather mean that farmers' incomes are

Luiza C Campos, Associate Professor in Engineering, UCL • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: india interdisciplinarity climate-crisis farming marriage

Three ways blockchain could get the world to act against the climate crisis

A decentralised climate organisation, based on blockchain, could help get the world to work together to act against climate change.

Bernhard Reinsberg, Lecturer in International Relations, University of Glasgow • conversation
June 11, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: cryptocurrency interdisciplinarity climate-crisis climate-action blockchain paris-agreement

Bangladesh has saved thousands of lives from a devastating cyclone – here’s how

Cyclone Amphan was one of the worst cyclones to hit Bangladesh in modern times. But thanks to local action, many lives were saved.

Bayes Ahmed, Lecturer in Risk and Disaster Science, UCL • conversation
June 5, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: interdisciplinarity climate-crisis adaptation extreme-weather bangladesh cyclones tropical-cyclones

Stop blaming each other for the climate crisis – coronavirus shows what we can achieve together

By self-isolating, people all over the world are acting for the collective good. That's encouraging for tackling climate change.

Benedict Probst, Felllow at Cambridge Centre for Environment, Energy and Natural Resource Governance, University of Cambridge • conversation
May 1, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change covid-19 coronavirus climate-crisis climate-action sustainable-living net-zero-emissions-2050

Coronavirus: world's response has slashed CO₂ emissions – here's how to keep them down

And why COVID-19 has launched a response that the climate crisis couldn't.

Simone Abram, Professor in the Dept of Anthropology, Co-Director of Durham Energy Institute, Durham University • conversation
March 19, 2020 ~6 min

Tags:  covid-19  coronavirus  climate-crisis  climate-action

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