The New York Times - metered paywall - 26 Apr 2018
A fascinating article with stunning pictures about how some rocks naturally react with carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and turn it into stone – a process called carbon mineralization. Some scientists claim that if this natural process could be harnessed, accelerated and applied inexpensively on a huge scale (many very big “ifs”), it could help fight climate change by removing some of the billions of tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide that humans have pumped into the air since the beginning of the Industrial Age (reads in 8-10 min.)
Published in Weekly selection 28 April 2018
Rolling Stones - 27 Mar 2018
This article focuses on the US but portends a much larger global trend: climate migration. Last year in the US, extreme weather events displaced more than a million people from their homes. As the journalist explains, thus is about to reshape the country and its people in many different respects: economically, financially, socially, and also psychologically for those concerned (reads in more than 15 min).
Published in Weekly selection 2 March 2018
World Economic Forum - 19 Jan 2018
Environmental issues dominate the list of the most urgent risks identified in this year’s WEF annual assessment of global risks. Environmental pollution is no longer just a global externality – to be dealt with by someone else at some other time. We are now internalizing environmental risks within our own bodies, often unwittingly and even in the richest countries in the world (reads in 5-7 min).
Published in Weekly selection 19 January 2018