There are some problems clean energy from wind and sun cannot solve. Two new studies provide a roadmap of the challenges ahead.
The drop is associated with a move from heavy industry to technical and services enterprises, a decline in the amount of coal used for energy, more efficient energy production and a jump in the use of renewables.
The former EPA chief’s career has been dedicated to two things: filling his family bank account and bending energy policy toward the extraction and burning of every last hydrocarbon on earth.
Once again, past warming warns of the power of climate change. The surprise is that it doesn’t take much warming to raise sea levels six meters.
The need to stop global warming in its tracks has spurred the growth of wind and solar technologies that are helping reshape the electricity industry.
In 80 years, the global cost of rising seas could be at astronomical levels, with the oceans nearly two meters higher than now.
Yet another global survey has identified the devastation of the Anthropocene. By 2050, the landscapes will be degraded even more.
Scientists may be one step nearer to the dream solution to low-carbon energy if they can suck carbon dioxide from the air and convert it directly into gasoline, diesel or jet fuel.
The conversion of wilderness for urban growth, agriculture and pasture has already caused losses of perhaps one species in 10 in ecosystems disturbed by humankind.
As cooler waters tempt fish to escape growing warmth, international agreements on fishing rights become outdated, heightening tensions between states.