The only country pulling its weight on climate change is The Gambia

If any country could be absolved of responsibility for the climate change crisis, it’s The Gambia. The Gambia is the smallest country in mainland Africa, wedged within the borders of Senegal along the mouth of the Gambia river with a population of 2.4 million. Its carbon footprint is among the world’s smallest, and comes mostly […]

We read the 4000-page IPCC climate report so you don’t have to

The most important takeaways from the new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report are easily summarized: Global warming is happening, it’s caused by human greenhouse gas emissions, and the impacts are very bad (in some cases, catastrophic). Every fraction of a degree of warming we can prevent by curbing emissions substantially reduces this damage. It’s […]

The IPCC’s climate scientists are becoming more diverse

Climate change is a global problem. But the most prominent scientific voices in the climate change debate have often been from the global north, despite the fact that universities in Africa, Asia, and elsewhere have legions of high-caliber researchers focused on the problem. In the last report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 2014 […]