How not to solve the climate change problem

When politicians talk about reaching "net zero" emissions, they're often counting on trees or technology that can pull carbon dioxide out of the air. What they don't mention is just how much these proposals or geoengineering ...

Nature restoration no substitute for cutting fossil fuels

Restoring degraded environments, such as by planting trees, is often touted as a solution to the climate crisis. But our new research shows this, while important, is no substitute for preventing fossil fuel emissions to limit ...

Q&A: Removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere

Radu Custelcean, an organic chemist at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is working with colleagues to develop an energy-efficient and sustainable method for scrubbing carbon dioxide directly from ...

There's still a way to reach global goal on climate change

If nations do all that they've promised to fight climate change, the world can still meet one of two internationally agreed upon goals for limiting warming. But the planet is blowing past the other threshold that scientists ...

Achieving climate goals will require transformational changes

The third and final installment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's (IPCC's) Sixth Assessment Report calls for aggressive and comprehensive actions if we are to achieve net zero emissions by mid-century. It ...

Hidden cost of transport infrastructure revealed by new study

New research from the DecarboN8 network, of which the University of Sheffield is a key partner, shows that transport's carbon problem stems not only from tailpipe emissions but also from the construction, maintenance and ...

page 1 from 4