Climate change

  • Fund research and development of innovative approaches to clean energy.
  • Fund research into safe geoengineering technologies and geoengineering governance.
  • Perform more research on the possibilities of a runaway greenhouse effect or moist greenhouse effect. Are there any ways these could be more likely than is currently believed? Are there any ways we could decisively rule them out?
  • Improve our understanding of the permafrost and methane clathrate feedbacks.
  • Improve our understanding of cloud feedbacks.
  • Better characterize our uncertainty about the climate sensitivity: what can and can’t we say about the right-hand tail of the distribution.
  • Improve our understanding of extreme warming (e.g., 5–20°C), including searching for concrete mechanisms through which it could pose a plausible threat of human extinction or the global collapse of civilization.civilization.

IPCC reports.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. 

External links

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Official website of the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. 

IPCC reports.The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change. 

  • Fund research and development of innovative approaches to clean energy.
  • Fund research into safe geoengineering technologies and geoengineering governance.
  • The US should re-join the Paris Agreement.
  • Perform more research on the possibilities of a runaway greenhouse effect or moist greenhouse effect. Are there any ways these could be more likely than is currently believed? Are there any ways we could decisively rule them out?
  • Improve our understanding of the permafrost and methane clathrate feedbacks.
  • Improve our understanding of cloud feedbacks. Better characterize our uncertainty about the climate sensitivity: what can and can’t we say about the right-hand tail of the distribution. Improve our understanding of extreme warming (e.g., 5–20°C), including searching for concrete mechanisms through which it could pose a plausible threat of human extinction or the global collapse of civilization.