Glaciers are melting at high rates worldwide due to changes in global temperature. New research shows that in Canada most glaciers present in inland areas will disappear by 2100, creating water supply challenges throughout the Pacific Northwest.
There is a distinct lack of innovation in energy technologies despite the need to curb emissions. Worse yet is the bigger void of innovation geared towards expanding energy access to the world's poor. A team of experts analyzed the reasons for this gap and outlined potential solutions.
New research suggests there are significant differences in the pollution offset by an additional unit of wind power versus solar power. The evidence suggests environmental policy subsidizing renewable energy instead of addressing emissions directly is inefficient and unnecessarily costly.
While the scientific community is in overwhelming agreement about climate change, public and political action on climate change face powerful ideological obstacles. A recent study shows that identifying the co-benefits of addressing climate change impacts can motivate pro-environmental behavior.
A new study offers encouraging news about prospective climate policy impacts on employment and GDP. Comparing two scenarios to a "business as usual" model, a team of economists present two scenarios that could achieve the European Union's emissions reduction target by 2030 and also generate higher GDP and employment rates.