Over the next 50 years, humanity will experience change at an unprecedented pace. What lies ahead? And can science save us from catastrophe during what Sir Martin Rees has dubbed ‘our final century’?
Claims that global warming can be braked by dissolving huge quantities of rock in the sea to absorb carbon emissions are laden with flaws, according to a new study.
U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to make climate change a priority as he was sworn in to a second term, using some of his most forceful language yet despite uncertain political prospects.
Can we really shift the world completely away from fossil fuels in the next 20 years? A brave band of scientists, engineers and young people believe so. Wilson da Silva watched them develop this bold new blueprint for the future of energy.
Solar energy and wind energy technology is well known and has been around for decades. The major barrier to implementation, however, has been storing that energy.
Enhanced geothermal systems is a new technique, and with adequately deep drilling, every country could potentially access an almost unlimited energy resource.
Nuclear energy divides people: for some, it is the only sensible path to a low-carbon world; for others, it spells inevitable disaster. Could new nuclear technology help make the decision?
Organic photovoltaic cells may be the answer to the 1.5 billion ‘energy poor’ people, living without access to electricity from the grid.
With more and more of the world’s population flocking to the city, there are smart ways to increase energy efficiency and decrease the overall carbon footprint of a city.
The weaving of science and policy into action is a difficult beast, one that was tackled at the Equinox summit.