Articles in science & nature tagged with environment-and-climate

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Duncan Kelly

Can today’s crises inspire action at the scales required to think about planetary sustainability?

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David McDermott Hughes

A new “solar homesteading law” could harness rays of sun that fall on roofs and parking lots in cities and advance the aims of energy democracy.

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Alexis Pauline Gumbs

If many marine mammals are on the verge of extinction, it is not for lack of environmental activism, but because we are entangled in a global financial system that it does not seem possible to transform.

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Aaron Karp

The pandemic holds important political lessons for the climate crisis, but they must be taught.

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David G. Victor Robert C. Hockett Edward J. Markey Joshua Cohen Thea Riofrancos Alyssa Battistoni

A transcript of our panel discussion on the Green New Deal and our new book Climate Action.

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David G. Victor Charles Sabel

Biden should rejoin the Paris Agreement, but diplomacy isn’t enough. To decarbonize the economy, we must integrate bottom-up, local experimentation with top-down, global cooperation.

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David McDermott Hughes

Waiting to ensure uninterrupted power for everyone as we transition away from fossil fuels will cost too much time—and too many lives.

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Leah C. Stokes Matto Mildenberger

Carbon pricing has dominated conversations around climate policy for decades, but it is ineffective. Only a bold approach that centers politics can meet the problem at its scale.

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Noam Chomsky C. J. Polychroniou Robert Pollin

An interview with Noam Chomsky and Robert Pollin on the climate crisis, COVID-19, and the future of environmental politics. 

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Rob Nixon

Monarch butterflies may be gone in thirty years. Saving them seems apolitical, but environmentalists have landed in the sights of drug cartels, illegal loggers, Trump supporters, and even clandestine avocado farmers.