A study by Noah Diffenbaugh and Marshall Burke found that in the past 50 years warming had slowed economic growth in those parts of the world which have emitted the least carbon, perhaps by as much as 25 percent.
Stanford's Gabrielle Wong-Parodi and Jon Krosnick discuss how scholarly research about risk perception can help decisionmakers understand how individuals respond to catastrophic events and implement more effective policies.
The current level of sugarcane production in India is sufficient to supply the amount of ethanol needed to meet E20 by 2030 if ethanol comes entirely from sugarcane juice, according to new research by Ju Young Lee, Steve Gorelick, Roz Naylor and Anjuli Jain Figueroa.
"I have grave misgivings about gigaton-scale natural solutions," or forestry offsets, said Rob Jackson. "And gigaton-scale is the only thing that matters when we're talking about the coal and oil and natural gas industries."
Methane emissions have hit a record high, driven by coal mining, oil production, natural gas production, landfills and cattle and sheep ranching, according to research from the Global Carbon Project, an initiative led by Rob Jackson.
"Cows, oil and gas wells, rice paddies, landfills. These are some of the biggest sources of methane staining the atmosphere today," Rob Jackson and co-authors write in an op-ed describing their newly published studies of global methane emissions.
"Emissions from cattle and other ruminants are almost as large as those from the fossil fuel industry for methane," said Rob Jackson. "People joke about burping cows without realizing how big the source really is."