Carbon Dioxide

The industrial revolution was the starting point of an ongoing increase in carbon emissions, which inevitably leads to global warming. To avoid a major climate catastrophe, we need to drastically reduce carbon emissions and actively remove carbon from the atmosphere. Will humans succeed in adopting new behaviors and developing life-saving technologies in time?


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Summaries

CO2 could soon reach levels that, it’s widely agreed, will lead to catastrophe.

Elizabeth Kolbert

The New Yorker, 2017

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Conquering CO2

The Economist

The Economist, 2018

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Carbon and the Evolution of (Almost) Everything

Robert M. Hazen

W.W. Norton, 2019

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An analysis of the costs of climate change caused by adding one tonne of methane to the atmosphere finds that high-income regions of the world should spend much more on efforts to lower such emissions than should low-income regions.

James K. Hammitt

Nature, 2021

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Our special report examines the role of renewables, nuclear power and carbon capture in reaching this ambitious goal.

Smriti Mallapaty

Nature, 2020

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To keep below two degrees, we’ll need to dramatically reduce current emissions and simultaneously remove 10-15 gigatons of CO2/yr from the atmosphere by 2050. Read on for what that means, why, and how we might do it.

Ryan Orbuch

Ryan Orbuch, 2020

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Plans to triple the area of plantations will not meet 1.5 °C climate goals. New natural forests can, argue Simon L. Lewis, Charlotte E. Wheeler and colleagues.

Simon L. Lewis and Charlotte E. Wheeler

Nature, 2019

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There are reasons to be optimistic that the world will break its addiction to fossil fuels. But time is running out.

Jeff Tollefson

Nature, 2018

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Abby Rabinowitz and Amanda Simson

Wired, 2017

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