Climate Change

The industrial revolution was the starting point of an unstoppable increase in carbon emissions, which inevitably leads to global warming. Many scientists believe that a 2°C (3.6°F) rise in global temperature would lead to a major environmental catastrophe. Learn about the climate crisis, current developments in climate research and the emerging technologies that could save the world.

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The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth’s Newest Age

David Biello

Scribner, 2016

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Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World

Jeff Goodell

Little, Brown US, 2017

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Glenn D. Rudebusch

FRBSF, 2019

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

Elizabeth Kolbert

The New Yorker, 2017

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How Climate Change Denial is Threatening Our Planet, Destroying Our Politics, and Driving Us Crazy

Michael E. Mann and Tom Toles

Columbia UP, 2016

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How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage

Daniel C. Esty and Andrew S. Winston

Yale UP, 2006

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Hard Choices in an Age of Climate Change

Orrin H. Pilkey et al.

Columbia UP, 2016

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Good Idea in Theory, Failing in Practice

Jeffrey Ball

Foreign Affairs, 2018

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Vast bioenergy plantations could suck up carbon and stave off climate change. They would also radically reshape the planet.

Julia Rosen

Science, 2018

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