Climate Change

Saving our planet. A collection of 28 posts
The Journey Towards Net Zero in Transportation
Harvard

The Journey Towards Net Zero in Transportation

In February 2020, a coalition of airlines, airports, and manufacturers known as UK Sustainable Aviation announced they were committing to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050 (1)(2). Their claim is
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Bolivia’s Lithium Woes
Brown

Bolivia’s Lithium Woes

In the future, lithium is king. As electric vehicles (EVs) force traditional gasoline cars out of America and the world’s garages, the price and profitability of lithium is expected to skyrocket in
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Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Climate Change

Kiribati: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

In much of the world, climate change often struggles to steal the limelight, but in few places is that less true than in Kiribati. The Pacific island nation of Kiribati is one of
The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge
Berkeley

The Push for Net-Zero Emissions -- Corporate Reality or Fantasy? How Apple is Leading the Charge

Credit: Berkeley LabThe climate crisis is one of the greatest long-term challenges facing the global community in the status quo. Ramifications of climate change are worryingly ubiquitous; fires rage out of control in
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Down, but not out: Climate change and the future of Nuclear Energy
Sciences Po

Down, but not out: Climate change and the future of Nuclear Energy

Nuclear Energy has slowly disappeared from the focus of most policymakers. In the shadows of accidents in Chernobyl and Fukushima, the risks were deemed too high. However, new technologies and the climate urgency
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The future of a clean and sustainable shipping industry
Cambridge

The future of a clean and sustainable shipping industry

The shipping industry is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. This article explores the options we have to make the global shipping industry more sustainable.
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Reimagining Infrastructure for Sustainability
Sustainability

Reimagining Infrastructure for Sustainability

Photo by Marian Kroell / Unsplash The Paris Agreement of 2016 was a landmark achievement in international cooperation. It laid out a comprehensive set of objective measures for countries to reduce their footprint and
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The Future of the Keystone Pipeline
ESG

The Future of the Keystone Pipeline

Source: Mother Jones.The election of Joseph R. Biden in early November will return to the normal diplomatic and economic relationship between Canada and the United States from the “America First” policy implemented
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Fracking: Its History in the US and Its Impacts on Climate Change
Climate Change

Fracking: Its History in the US and Its Impacts on Climate Change

Credit: Forbes.What is Fracking? Fracking is a drilling technique that allows oil and natural gas to be produced. Processes similar to fracking have been around since the 1860s. It was first used
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Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?
Energy

Green Hydrogen: Fuel of the Future?

Source: H2 View Scientists are certain that without drastic countermeasures and new technology, global warming will continue to cause ever more disruptive environmental, economic and social disasters. Furthermore, current research emphasizes that to
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Changing Policy and Practice to Address Climate Change
Climate Change

Changing Policy and Practice to Address Climate Change

Image Source: https://www.iberdrola.com/environment/impacts-of-climate-changeIn recent years, a fundamental divide has instituted itself between the climate and the economy. Choices made in markets across the world are considered separately from
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Geoengineering: An Efficient Method of Climate Change Mitigation or a Future Global Catastrophe?
Climate Change

Geoengineering: An Efficient Method of Climate Change Mitigation or a Future Global Catastrophe?

Climate change is widely perceived as an existential threat to global biodiversity and to the human race itself. New climate modeling consistently suggests that without enormous, rapid changes to the carbon-based world energy infrastructure, there will be vast temperature increases
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Will the World Stomach Edible Packaging?
Brown

Will the World Stomach Edible Packaging?

A man picks up an enclosed burger and promptly bites straight through, wrapping and all. A bag of coffee granules is placed into a cup of water and simply stirred away. Seasoning sachets
Out of sight, out of mind: Covid-19 and the European Green Deal
Sciences Po

Out of sight, out of mind: Covid-19 and the European Green Deal

The European Green Deal was meant to be the European Commission’s landmark project: rendering the bloc climate-neutral by 2050. However, the Coronavirus pandemic has plunged the Eurozone into a historic recession, threatening to bury ecological plans for the foreseeable future.
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Increasingly Rampant Wildfires Spark Long Term Economic Restructuring in California
Brown

Increasingly Rampant Wildfires Spark Long Term Economic Restructuring in California

By: Lucie Smith As California burns, the rest of the world carries on, business as usual. However, the effects of the state’s increasingly rampant wildfires may be far more widespread than one
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Transforming Cities for Sustainability
Sustainability

Transforming Cities for Sustainability

Photo Link: The Future Depends on Sustainable Cities Majority-wise cities have become synonymous with being overpopulated, cramped, noisy, crime-ridden, and polluted. Approximately 70% of global carbon emissions currently originate from cities themselves, and
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How a Post-Brexit Trade Deal Between the US and the UK Could Affect Climate Change Commitments
Sustainability

How a Post-Brexit Trade Deal Between the US and the UK Could Affect Climate Change Commitments

With the UK having finally left the European Union on the 31st of January 2020, the door is now open for Boris Johnson and his cabinet to strike independent trade deals with other
The Influence of Carbon Offsets on Consumer Behavior
Sustainability

The Influence of Carbon Offsets on Consumer Behavior

In recent years, carbon offsets have become an increasingly popular mechanism to neutralize a consumer’s carbon emissions in the online shopping and aviation industries. The process involves calculating the value of one’
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Is Geoengineering a Solution to Global Warming?
Climate Change

Is Geoengineering a Solution to Global Warming?

How we're applying geoengineering to global warming.