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Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Ipek Gençsü on Europe’s fossil fuel subsidies

Through the Paris climate agreement European governments reaffirmed their commitment to limit greenhouse gases and achieve net zero carbon emissions by the second half of this century. This will require moving away from fossil fuels. EU member states have also committed to phasing out harmful fossil fuel subsidies by 2020, but our new research shows …

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

Is it Too Late to Solve Climate Change?

We can’t just sweep climate change under the rug. But what if we swept it 7000 ft under ground? You know if you visit a hot night club in Miami, you might see some international models dancing to some bass heavy techno music. But in the near future you might just see fish. You see, …

What If We Burned ALL the Fossil Fuels? | Hot Mess 🌎

What If We Burned ALL the Fossil Fuels? | Hot Mess 🌎

Buried beneath your feet are trillions of tons of dead plants and algae. Over millions of years, their carbon-rich bodies have been compressed under so much heat and pressure that they’ve transformed into energy-rich fossils. In fact, we call them ‘fossil fuels’ since we burn them to release their energy. But burning this coal, oil …

The Green New Deal, explained

The Green New Deal, explained

Every few years, they gather to tell us what’s happening to our warming planet. In 2018, they had some news. “It’s very clear that half a degree matters.” This is a chart of how much the global temperature has gone up since we discovered fossil fuels. For a long time, scientists said that we should …