Analysis: Was Glasgow pact a win for climate? Time will tell

Analysis: Was Glasgow pact a win for climate? Time will tell

By Kate Abnett and Valerie Volcovici, Reuters, Nov 14, 2021 GLASGOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) – Its ambition was clear: the U.N. climate summit was meant to secure a deal to give the world a chance to avert the worst impacts of climate change by capping global warming...
Are “net-zero” climate targets just hot air?

Are “net-zero” climate targets just hot air?

The US, Australia, Japan, and even Saudi Arabia are aiming for net-zero. Does it mean anything? By Umair Irfan, Oct 29, 2021, VOX Corporations and countries around the world are promising to eliminate their contributions to climate change. But many of their targets...
Energy Compacts and a Global Roadmap to Sustainable Energy Systems

Energy Compacts and a Global Roadmap to Sustainable Energy Systems

By Roberta Boscolo, Oct 12 2021, ILLUMINEM On the 24th of September 2021, the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres, convened the High-Level Dialogue on Energy (HLDE) to accelerate progress towards achieving access to clean and affordable energy for all (SDG7) and...
How far will global population rise? Researchers can’t agree

How far will global population rise? Researchers can’t agree

By David Adam, September 21, 2021, Nature The 1980s were a puzzling time for would-be parents in Singapore. The government initially told them to “Stop-at-Two” and backed up the policy with a series of measures to deter couples from having three or more children. It...