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Carbon Critical

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Lower carbon emissions is a rare silver lining of the coronavirus pandemic. Just don’t confuse it for actual good news for the climate.


Should the EU economy run on uranium? Its two biggest countries disagree.


If humans manage to break their addiction to fossil fuels and avoid climate catastrophe, trade patterns will change profoundly. The new geopolitics of energy …

Carbon Critical: The Four Camps of the New Climate Debate

As the 2020s begin, hardly anyone is ignoring or denying climate change anymore. We are all either Carbonists, Lukewarmists, Techno-Mitigators, or Alarmists. The global …


Some sectors could quickly take action to reduce CO2 emissions. But heavy industry has already done much of the easy stuff.


Critics say Germany’s carbon price is too low. But price isn’t the only factor policymakers need to consider. 


Angela Merkel’s government presented a “climate package” that disappointed.


Sausage-loving Germany is discussing raising taxes on meat. It’s a controversial idea whose time has come.

Carbon Critical: Flight Shaming

Traveling by plane is terrible for the environment. Yet aviation is very difficult to decarbonize. What’s the future of flying in a world of …


Fridays for Future activist LUISA NEUBAUER about what’s next for the climate protection movement.