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Despite fossil fuel use driving a climate crisis, new fields are still in development. Pxhere

We should ban all new oil and gas fields

If we want to limit global warming to below 2°C, most of our untapped fossil fuel reserves need to be kept in the ground.
China has more solar power capacity than any other country and makes many of the world’s solar cells, but coal is still its top energy source. Yang Min/Costfoto/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

In the fight against climate change, China is doing more than you think – but still not enough

China has a tendency to underpromise so it can overdeliver. The UN climate summit in Glasgow may have been the crossroad where it chose a more sustainable path.
Incentives like rebates for insulation or allowing homeowners to sell energy from solar panels were more popular than taxing for excess energy use. Lourdes Balduque via Getty Images

Americans support climate change policies, especially those that give them incentives and clean up the energy supply

A set of studies found people prefer incentives to disincentives, especially for individuals but also for businesses. They have views on clean energy and efficiency, too.
Sandstorm approaching Merzouga Settlement in Erg Chebbi Desert, Morocco. Pavliha/Getty Images

Six areas where action must focus to rescue this planet

Humanity’s biggest challenges are not technical, but social, economic, political and behavioural. Effective actions are still possible to stabilise the climate and the planet, but must be taken now.
Corporations are increasingly calling on governments to act on climate change, even if it doesn’t benefit them. EdG2s/Wikimedia

Here’s how to convince CEOs to support government climate action at the expense of their own profits

Research suggests that corporate leaders can be encouraged to lobby for climate action by personally experiencing the effects of climate change.

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