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Visitors walk past a sign reading ‘Stop: Extreme Heat Danger’ in Death Valley National Park during a heat wave on July 7, 2024. Etienne Laurent/AFP via Getty Images

Extreme heat waves broiling the US in 2024 aren’t normal: How climate change is heating up weather around the world

Global temperatures have averaged at least 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than preindustrial times for over a year. Two scientists explain what that means and what humanity can do.
Afforestation is one way to offset greenhouse gas emissions. Yet it is not always easy to navigate the different types of projects or methods available, and the possibility of greenwashing is ever-present. (Shutterstock)

Carbon credits are useful for stabilizing the climate, but are they used effectively?

Offsetting greenhouse gas emissions can be an effective tool for limiting global warming. But many offset projects fail to meet their GHG reduction targets.
A vendor prepares his umbrella as hot days continue in Manila, Philippines in April 2024. Sizzling heat across Asia and the Middle East will worsen because of human-caused climate change. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Climate change is a human rights issue

Climate change poses clear risks to human rights around the world. It is essential that people hold governments and decision-makers to account.
Birds fly past at sunset as smoke emits from a chimney at a factory in Ahmadabad, India, on Dec. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Carbon pricing alone is not enough — other measures are needed to meet Paris Agreement targets

Carbon pricing can be a powerful tool to combat climate change and reduce emissions, but it needs to be accompanied by improved regulations, clean technology subsidies and financing mechanisms.
Green energy industries like this need to be built in Africa so that the continent ceases being primarily an exporter of raw minerals to developed nations. Costfoto/NurPhoto/Getty Images

Trade rules and climate change: Africa stands to lose from proposed WTO policy tools

Africa must guard against new environment friendly trade rules that leave the continent in the poor position of exporting raw materials that developed nations use to manufacture green energy systems.

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