Tuesday, May 24, 2016
  1. Toward a Viable Climate Target

    Oliver Geden

    Toward a Viable Climate Target

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     explains why reductions in greenhouse-gas emission make better targets than temperature thresholds.

    Newsart for Toward a Viable Climate Target Chris Conway/Getty Images

    The Paris climate agreement promises to keep global temperatures from rising by more than two degrees Celsius, but without providing viable targets to achieve that. Rather than focusing on global temperatures, the treaty should hold countries accountable for driving emissions down to zero. READ MORE

  2. Why Renewables Are Not Enough

    Ajay Mathur, ET AL

    Why Renewables Are Not Enough

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    &  explain why national emissions-reduction pledges won't be sufficient to meet agreed climate targets.

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    The reduction in greenhouse-gas emissions that is needed in the coming decades would be hard to achieve in the best of times. But doing so while improving the quality of life of the world's fast-growing population – set to exceed ten billion by the end of this century – will require the commitment of a wide variety of actors. READ MORE

  3. From the Front Lines of Climate Change

    Loren Legarda, ET AL

    From the Front Lines of Climate Change

    &  stress the importance of keeping global temperatures from rising by more than 1.5 degrees Celsius.

    pollution in China Peter Parks/Getty Images

    The voluntary national pledges that underpin the Paris climate agreement are inadequate to the magnitude of the problem. For the world's most vulnerable countries, limiting the rise in global temperature to 1.5 degrees Celsius is not just an aspirational goal; it is a matter of survival. READ MORE

  4. War and Peace and Water

    Laura Tuck

    War and Peace and Water

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     shows how better water management can help to reduce violent conflict and political instability.

    woman carrying water Noah Seelam/Stringer

    Resource-driven conflict, violence, and displacement is set to increase in the coming years, as water-stressed regions face further depletion of their resources. But governments can avoid that outcome by taking action now to improve water management. READ MORE

  5. The Case for Burning Ivory

    Chris Alden, ET AL

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