Studies show climate events can have catastrophic consequences for human health including the spread of disease vectors and contaminated food or drinking water supplies, but new research is identifying ways to reduce the risks.
Tag Archives: Global warming
Extreme Heat Is Deadly, Expensive, Inequitable, And Now, More Than Ever, Preventable
As climate change causes more extreme heat days across the globe, heat has become a critical issue for public health and city planning. Recent research illuminates why extreme heat poses even greater health and economic threats than previously thought, but also points to ways we can build effective solutions to address it.
Understanding Soil Carbon Science To Identify Strategies For Climate Mitigation And Adaptation
Soil scientists disagree about whether soil carbon sequestration can effectively help decarbonize the atmosphere, but this debate does not undermine the substantive body of science supporting immediate, widespread adoption of practices protecting and restoring soil carbon.
The Paris Agreement, Five Years Later: What Research Says About Future Directions
The Paris Agreement’s five year anniversary was marked by governments enacting policy to meet their Nationally Determined Contributions, as well as the U.S. announcing it will re-enter the pact. But what exactly does the U.S. stand to gain by rejoining, and what can nations gain from renewed ambition?
Statement On U.S. House Select Committee On The Climate Crisis’ Climate Action Plan
Statement from EI CEO Hal Harvey on the U.S. House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis’ comprehensive climate action plan for Congress.
Negative Emission Technologies And Land Use
This research review discusses how potential use of negative emission technologies to meet climate change goals could impact land use.
Energy Justice: A Complex But Vital Piece To A Clean Energy Transition
This research review discusses how energy justice can be achieved for communities and ecosystems as part of a clean energy transition.
Direct Air Capture and Storage
This research review says direct air capture and storage may help limit global warming to 1.5C but needs technical innovation and regulatory reform.
Hal Harvey’s Insights And Updates: Congress Finally Undertaking A More Serious Conversation On Climate Change
EI CEO Hal Harvey testified at this week’s hearing of the House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis, laying out federal policy action options.
Sea Level Rise: The Past As An Indicator Of The Future
This research review details how past periods of rapid sea level rise could help predict how fast and far sea levels could rise under anthropogenic global warming.