The climate change tag can be used for posts about any aspect of the topic (research, funding, prioritization, and so on).

Climate change--in the context of an EA cause area--refers to large-scale shifts in weather patterns that result from emissions of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide and methane largely from fossil fuel consumption.   Climate change has the potential to result in--and to some extent is already resulting in--increased natural disasters, increased food and water insecurity, and widespread species extinction and habitat loss.


80,000 Hours rates  reducing extreme risks from climate change a "second-highest priority area": an unusually pressing global problem ranked slightly below their four highest priority areas (80,000 Hours 2021)....

(Read More)