Rosie Nurse explains 2022 policy developments around BECCS, DACCS, carbon farming and enhanced weathering.
Lauren Sneade reads Rosetta Elkin’s “Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation” and asks a controversial question: is the very concept of afforestation rooted in colonial violence?
As keeping global heating to 1.5°C looks increasingly unlikely, some academics are suggesting we use aerosols or salt to block out the sun. Are they right, or risking everything?
What does the future look like? According to the UK’s Science Museum, and by implication Shell, the oil and gas giant sponsoring this exhibition, it looks like a corporate expo.
We break down the analysis around carbon dioxide removal in Working Group Three’s 6th Assessment Report.
Climate adaptation should not be approached with universal solutions. Designed primarily by and for affluent communities, the solutions considered best practice are often examples of “maladaptation,” causing more problems in the long term than the challenges they are trying to solve.
‘A Road Running Southward: Following John Muir’s Journey Through an Endangered Land’ is a touching elegy for nature lost to consumerism, says Lauren Sneade.
Is climate dystopia inevitable? Reviewing ‘Half Earth Socialism’ by Troy Vettese and Drew Pendergrass
Part utopian fiction, part political philosophy, and part climate policy analysis: Bertie Harrison-Broninski reviews the ambitious new work from Verso books.
As timber becomes more widely-used in the construction industry, our assistant editor compares new timber materials to concrete and steel, asking the question ‘is wood good?’
In the last entry in our series of long reads explaining CCS, Bertie Harrison-Broninski investigates the reasons carbon capture projects have such a ropey track record.