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The Trump administration just loosened methane emissions rules. Here's what to know

“This is an unnecessary leap backwards,” says Rob Jackson on plans on deregulation of the extraction of oil and natural gas that would lead to more methane emissions.

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Researchers say climate change means humans will have to retreat from the coasts — so let’s do it the right way

"No matter the circumstances, moving is hard...One major challenge with retreat is that we’re so focused on getting people out of harm’s way, we miss the chance to help them move to opportunity,”  says Miyuki Hino on managed retreat from areas at risk of flooding. 

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Arctic permafrost is thawing fast. That affects us all.

“We know there are thresholds we don’t want to cross,” says Chris Field. “But we don’t know precisely where they are.”

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New discipline proposed: Macro-energy systems—the science of the energy transition

Sally Benson and Adam Brandt propose 'macro-energy systems,' a new academic discipline of the science of the energy transition, in a recent paper.

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How Forests Pay Dividends

Rob Jackson and César Terrer write about their recently published study showing that plant growth could ameliorate fossil-fuel emissions if forests are protected.

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Climate change could trigger a global food crisis, new U.N. report says

“In the past, bad weather in one area has been compensated by perhaps better weather in another, but some of our research has shown that as we move toward 2 degrees Celsius of warming, the probability of major cereal producers facing synchronous shocks in the same season goes way up,” says Roz Naylor.

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Changing agriculture from a GHG emitter to absorber

Soil, writes Rob Jackson, “is a no-risk climate solution with big co-benefits. Fostering soil health protects food security and builds resilience to droughts, floods, and urbanization.”

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UN climate report: Change land use to avoid a hungry future

"We ought to recognize that we have profound limits on the amount of land available and we have to be careful about how we utilize it,” Chris Field says about a new United Nations scientific report.

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Land use policy key to reining in global warming, U.N. report warns

“These numbers are big, and that’s something to be excited about,” says Katharine Mach on the estimated amount of trees that could be planted on Earth.

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Major report urges overhaul of global land use, agriculture

"The body of evidence, developed by the global scientific community and assessed by IPCC, points to the potential for strong synergies between climate responses and other goals societies have, including food security and biodiversity preservation," says Katharine Mach.

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Planting trees is good. Eliminating deforestation is better.

“I do think eliminating deforestation is more important than planting new forest,” Rob Jackson says.

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When rich economies cut emissions, poor ones stand to benefit, study says

Research by Noah Diffenbaugh and Marshall Burke is cited in the context of how warming trends have exacerbated global wealth inequality.

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'It feels like something out of a bad sci-fi movie'

“It’s a loss for USDA,” said Earth system science professor David Lobell on the leaving of influential USDA scientist Lewis Ziska.

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Burn. Build. Repeat: why our wildfire policy is so deadly

The Carr Fire, along with California's 2018 Camp Fire, “ended any delusion that humans could keep Mother Nature in check,” according to an Op-ed by Jeffrey Ball, scholar-in-residence at Stanford’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance and a lecturer at Stanford Law School.

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Deforestation, Agriculture, and Diet Are Fuelling the Climate Crisis

According to Katharine Mach, “carbon stored in the biosphere is at risk if we don’t simultaneously get energy, industry, and transport emissions in check.”  

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