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Failure To Mitigate Climate Change Could Cost Trillions, Finds Stanford Study

May 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

A team of researchers from Stanford University have determined that failure to meet climate mitigation goals set out in the Paris Climate Agreement could cost the planet trillions over the next century, highlighting less the climate and environmental benefits of achieving these targets but more the economic risks attendant with ignoring these targets. 


Some Plug-In Hybrids Can Cut Emissions As Much As Pure Electrics

December 11th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley

A joint study by the highly respected Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and the Fraunhofer Institute for Systems and Innovation Research finds that plug-in hybrid cars with at least 36 miles of electric-only range (think Chevy Volt) are just as good at keeping carbon emissions out of the atmosphere as pure battery electric cars (think Chevy Bolt)


Oxford Economists Warn Of Vanishing Wealth Of Nature

November 29th, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill

Top economists from Oxford University have this week warned of the danger caused by Ministries of Finance and Treasuries ignoring their dependence on nature, which is in a perilous state of decline, and the potential for businesses and politicians to miss the increasing systemic risks as the natural world around us fails. 


Urban Heat Island Effect To Double City-Level Costs Of Dealing With Climate Change, Study Finds

May 31st, 2017 | by James Ayre

The urban heat island effect — effectively, the reality that dark roads and buildings in urban areas absorb and radiate far more heat than vegetation in rural areas does, which makes cities notably hotter than surrounding areas — is going to more than double the city-level costs of dealing with rising temperatures caused by anthropogenic climate change over the coming century, according to a new study



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