News from the UCS Blog “The Equation”

Climate Justice Requires Prioritization of The Poor and Vulnerable

The legend of the mythological Phoenix tells the story of a “female sacred firebird with beautiful gold and red plumage”. It was said that at the end of its centenarian plus life-cycle, the Phoenix ignited herself among a nest of twigs, and, reducing itself to ashes, a new young Phoenix would arise […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

The Way We Talk About Geoengineering Matters

Solar geoengineering describes a set of approaches that would reflect sunlight to cool the planet. The most prevalent of these approaches entails mimicking volcanic eruptions by releasing aerosols (tiny particles) into the upper atmosphere to reduce global temperatures – a method that comes with imm […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.

California’s Wildfire Costs are Just the Tip of the Iceberg

As California’s electric utilities grapple with the aftermath of record-breaking wildfires, the potential impact on customer bills is starting to come into focus. While it is still unclear who will end up paying for wildfire damages, one thing is clear: extreme wildfires are here to stay, and they w […] Click Article Title for full article at original site.