In a new paper, researchers point to three major efforts where the biggest climate mitigation gains stand to be realized: ramping up carbon dioxide removal, reigning in non-carbon dioxide emissions and halting deforestation.
Using a combination of satellite data and modeling to study the temperatures and humidity people might feel in urban areas, researchers have pinpointed who in the U.S. is most vulnerable to heat stress.
To overcome high-performance computing bottlenecks, a research team at PNNL proposed using graph theory, a mathematical field that explores relationships and connections between a number, or cluster, of points in a space.
In new work, PNNL researchers find that 10 gigatons of carbon dioxide may need to be pulled from Earth's atmosphere and oceans annually to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees. A diverse suite of carbon dioxide removal methods will be key.