Climate Fraud on America’s Last Frontier

Stephen Lezak looks at Alaska's recent foray into carbon credits in an opinion piece for The New Republic. "The world of carbon markets is predominantly composed of ecological sleights of hand. But even by the low standards of carbon markets generally, Alaska stands out for its open-armed embrace of the contradictions that undermine credibility and endanger climate progress."


The Climate Science and Law Forum launches to advance strategic climate litigation

Mishcon de Reya has today announced that it has partnered with organisations from three leading academic institutions - the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Imperial College London and the University of Oxford - to launch the Climate Science and Law Forum. Dr Rupert Stuart-Smith commented: "Climate science has a crucial role to play in supporting legal claims for climate accountability. If the full potential of legal action on climate change is to be realised, it is essential that lawyers have access to scientific insight that provides a firm factual basis for claims. We are delighted to contribute to the Forum and look forward to collaborating with our partners to support high-impact climate litigation in the UK and beyond."


Environmental and business experts at the University of Oxford comment on Labour’s announcement to delay green investment plans

Anupama Sen, Head of Policy at the Oxford Smith School, commented on the UK Labour party's decision to delay their green investment plans. "Policymakers shouldn’t be hesitant about or delay investing in technologies that speed up the transition to clean energy. Renewable energy technologies are inherently capital intensive, and require significant amounts of upfront capital investment, but have very low running costs once they are up and running," she said.


Global heating will push billions outside ‘human climate niche’

Billions of people across the world will be exposed to dangerously hot temperatures and extreme weather if the planet heats by 2.7C, a new study has found. Dr Laurence Wainwright commented: "Humans have got used to living in particular areas at certain temperatures. When things change, serious problems arise, whether in terms of physical health, mental health, crime and social unrest." 


BBC Newsnight

Dr Radhika Khosla was interviewed about the impact of rising temperatures across the world. "Air conditioning demand is expected to rise three fold up to 2050.... The implications of that for the environment are of course very damaging," she said. 


Where’s the Justice in Net Zero?

Recent net zero trends - like distant timelines and an over-reliance on numerical targets - are exacerbating climate injustices, according to new research by Smith School and Oxford Net Zero academics. Dr Radhika Khosla told Bloomberg's Lara Williams that "each ton of carbon emitted, or not emitted, has different implications for equity which the mere numerical balancing of emissions and removals fails to take into consideration."