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A commercialization strategy for carbon-negative energy

By Daniel L. Sanchez and Daniel Kammen

Climate change mitigation requires gigatonne-scale CO2 removal technologies, yet few examples exist beyond niche markets. The flexibility of thermochemical conversion of biomass and fossil energy, coupled with carbon capture and storage, offers a route to commercializing carbon-negative energy. The Intergove… More

Q&A: Robert Reich on the “Vicious Cycle of Wealth and Power” He Says Threatens Capitalism

by Anna Louie Sussman

Robert Reich testifies before lawmakers in 2014 on income inequality. In his latest book, he partly blames “the increasing concentration of political power in a corporate and financial elite that has been able to influence the rules by which the economy runs.” - WIN MCNAMEE/GETTYIMAGES Rober… More

The Journalism for Social Change MOOC is Back

by Daniel Heimpel

Last year, I took my longstanding class at U.C. Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy, Journalism for Social Change (J4SC), online. With the help of edX, a platform for Massive Open Online Classes, or MOOCs, we were able to teach thousands of students from around the globe how to produce solu… More

Climate change is indeed a cause of social conflict

by Solomon Hsiang and Marshall Burke

Migrants and refugees carrying their belongings arrive at a transit camp in Slavonski Brod, Croatia on Nov. 4. Bernie Sanders, among others, has made statements linking climate change to terrorism. (Elvis Barukcic / AFP/Getty Images) First Bernie Sanders said “climate change was directly rela… More