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Climate Change Modeling of “Degrowth” Scenarios – Reduction in GDP, Energy and Material Use – SciTechDaily

Well-being can be maintained in a degrowth transition. The first comprehensive comparison of ‘degrowth’ scenarios with established pathways to limit climate change highlights the risk of over-reliance on carbon dioxide removal, renewable energy, and energy efficiency to support continued global…

For Biden and Allies, Global Warming Requires Economic Transformation – RealClearMarkets

X Story Stream recent articles For President Biden and his allies, climate change—now called a “climate crisis”—has grown from being a widely accepted, incredibly important public policy challenge into a mantra in support of a fundamental transformation of our economy from top to…

The Green Mirage: Why A Low-Carbon Economy Is Further Off Than We Think

Bottom Line: The current prospects for a sustainable low-carbon economy are poor in both the UK and across the European Union (EU). Germany and Spain have already clearly shown what happens when state coercion forces such a dramatic shift to…

Changing specialisation to cope with climate change | VOX, CEPR Policy Portal – voxeu.org

Bruno Conte, Klaus Desmet, Dávid Krisztián Nagy, Esteban Rossi-Hansberg 04 May 2021 In discussing trade policy in the context of climate change, some people are quick to argue that trade might have to be restricted. After all, trade involves transportation,…

Who’s right about climate change? Greta Thunberg or Bill Gates? – MarketWatch

LONDON (Project Syndicate)—Some people say that to avoid the threat of catastrophic harm to human welfare posed by global warming, we must radically change our behavior—cease flying, use bicycles, and give up red meat. Others believe that new technologies can…

Beijing Welcomes Biden’s ‘Climate Crisis’ Distraction

Determined to eviscerate and reverse Trump’s foreign policies and progress with hostile adversaries, the Biden administration has reset China’s priorities altogether. Previous primary threats no longer top that list: engagement on Taiwan, Hong Kong, the South China Sea, intellectual property…

Climate change will not be fixed without Africa – Atlantic Council

World leaders appear on a video screen during a virtual Climate Summit with world leaders in the East Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., on April 23, 2021. Photo credit: Reuters/Tom Brenner. When Congolese President Félix Tshisekedi spoke…

Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050 – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Rising temperatures are likely to reduce global wealth significantly by 2050, as crop yields fall, disease spreads and rising seas consume coastal cities, a major insurance company warned Thursday, highlighting the consequences if the world fails to quickly…

Climate Change Could Cut World Economy by $23 Trillion in 2050, Insurance Giant Warns – The New York Times

WASHINGTON — Rising temperatures are likely to reduce global wealth significantly by 2050, as crop yields fall, disease spreads and rising seas consume coastal cities, a major insurance company warned Thursday, highlighting the consequences if the world fails to quickly…

Our best shot to slow climate change now: Cut methane | TheHill – The Hill

Locked down for a full year now, there was at least one bright spot: The clear drop in air pollution in 2020. But now there’s even a blot on that. This week the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration…