This is a linkpost for SilverLining's new report, "Near Term Climate Risk and Intervention: A Roadmap for Research, U.S. Research Investment and International Scientific Cooperation." It describes and recommends a concerted effort to improve projections of near-term climate risks and impacts and to assess the potential for rapid climate interventions to reduce them.
This report is not written specifically for an EA audience. We’re posting it here on a recommendation from someone Sam met at EAG Bay Area, who suggested that readers of the Forum might find it valuable (and might actually read the whole thing just on the basis of a Forum post!). As such, we'd like to add the caveat that this post isn't meant to be a contribution to the ongoing "cause prioritization" debate, i.e. comparing risks and interventions focused on climate change to those of AI, pandemics, nuclear war, etc. Rather, it's what we hope will be an approachable and informative look at a particular approach to the climate risk problem--one which, in EA parlance, is both neglected and tractable.
For the podcast lovers among you, we'll also include our executive director Kelly Wanser's recent interview on Volts, which covers a lot of the same ground. And you can get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.