Cli­mate change

TagLast edit: 2 May 2021 8:18 UTC by MichaelA

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.


Ackva, Johannes & John Halstead (2020) Climate change executive summary, Founders Pledge, October 6.

Wiblin, Robert (2021) Kelly Wanser on whether to deliberately intervene in the climate, 80,000 Hours, March 26.

Wiblin, Robert & Arden Koehler (2020) Mark Lynas on climate change, societal collapse & nuclear energy, 80,000 Hours, August 20.

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25 points
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Evan_Gaensbauer22 Apr 2016 16:39 UTC
10 points
4 commentsEA link

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Ales_Flidr10 Dec 2014 20:38 UTC
9 points
2 commentsEA link

Kotlikoff et al., ‘Mak­ing Car­bon Tax­a­tion a Gen­er­a­tional Win Win’

Matt_Lerner24 Nov 2019 16:27 UTC
15 points
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[Question] How ur­gent are ex­treme cli­mate change risks?

nonzerosum1 Aug 2019 1:32 UTC
15 points
10 comments1 min readEA link

Car­bon Offsets as an Non-Altru­is­tic Expense

Davidmanheim3 Dec 2019 11:38 UTC
21 points
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[Question] Has any­one done any work on how donat­ing to lab grown meat re­search (https://​new-har­​) might com­pare to Giv­ing Green’s recom­men­da­tions for fight­ing cli­mate change?

freedomandutility28 Apr 2021 12:02 UTC
5 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

De­fus­ing the miti­ga­tion ob­struc­tion ar­gu­ment against geo­eng­ineer­ing and car­bon diox­ide removal

kbog29 Apr 2021 3:20 UTC
18 points
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[Link] Mo­ral In­ter­lude from “The Wizard and the Prophet”

Milan_Griffes27 Sep 2019 18:42 UTC
13 points
8 comments8 min readEA link

Kris­tian Rönn: Global challenges

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6 points
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Causal Net­work Model III: Findings

Alex_Barry22 Nov 2017 15:43 UTC
7 points
4 commentsEA link

Event-driven mis­sion hedg­ing and the 2020 US election

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14 points
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