How to keep global warming below 1.5°C

The Paris agreement approved by 195 countries in December contained an unexpectedly ambitious goal: to keep global warming within 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels. We asked economists what they thought were the most urgent priorities to get the world on track towards that objective. Continue Reading

8 things you need to know about climate economics

What’s the connection between climate and economics? In the past four decades debate has focused on the economic impacts of environmental degradation and regulation. Recently, however, the influence of economics on climate policy has evolved from a narrow focus on cost to large systemic change. Continue Reading

People and NASA come together to explain weird weather

Even though everyone talks about the weather and everyone has a stake in what happens with the climate, making climate science accessible to the public has always been a challenge. The result is a general perception of global warming as an abstract, distant or overwhelming problem. But things can be reversed. Continue Reading