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Could we cool the Earth with an ice-free Arctic?

The Arctic region is heating up faster than any other place on Earth, and as more and more sea ice is lost every year, we are already feeling the impacts. IIASA researchers explored strategies for cooling down the oceans in a world without this...
10-Dec-2019 5:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Climate change and the threat to global breadbaskets

Extreme climatic conditions could lead to an increased risk of unusually low agricultural harvests if more than one global breadbasket is affected by adverse climate conditions at the same time.
9-Dec-2019 11:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Highlighting the importance and vulnerability of the world’s water towers

A new Nature study provides insight into the world's natural water towers, which are crucial to the welfare of 1.9 billion people.
6-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Differences in replacement level fertility point to inequalities

The percentage of the world’s population that is above or below the ‘replacement level of fertility’ has long been used as a measure of demographic development. A new study revisited how this metric is calculated and how useful it really is in...
4-Dec-2019 6:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Beyond the green revolution

Diversifying crop production can make food supply more nutritious, reduce resource demand and greenhouse gas emissions, and enhance climate resilience without reducing calorie production or requiring more land.
19-Nov-2019 8:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Nitrous Oxide Levels Are on the Rise

Nitrous oxide is a greenhouse gas and one of the main stratospheric ozone depleting substances on the planet. According to new research, we are releasing more of it into the atmosphere than previously thought.
18-Nov-2019 8:55 AM EST Add to Favorites

How much energy do we really need?

Two fundamental goals of humanity are to eradicate poverty and reduce climate change, and it is critical that the world knows whether achieving these goals will involve trade-offs.
14-Nov-2019 4:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Using mountains for long-term energy storage

The storage of energy for long periods of time is subject to special challenges. An IIASA researcher proposes using a combination of Mountain Gravity Energy Storage (MGES) and hydropower as a solution for this issue.
11-Nov-2019 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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The International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) is an international scientific institute that conducts research into the critical issues of global environmental, economic, technological, and social change that we face in the twenty-first century. Our findings provide valuable options to policymakers to shape the future of our changing world. IIASA is independent and funded by prestigious research funding agencies in Africa, the Americas, Asia, and Europe.


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