Author Archives: Ivan Martinovic

Recent reductions in aerosol emissions have increased Earth’s energy imbalance??

The Earth’s energy imbalance is the net radiative flux at the top-of-atmosphere. Climate model simulations suggest that the observed positive imbalance trend in the previous two decades is inconsistent with internal variability alone and caused by anthropogenic forcing and the resulting climate system response. Here, we investigate anthropogenic contributions to the imbalance trend using climate […]

New Sustainable Building Materials Developed from Trees

Researchers have identified two tree species that they think are a good source of wood for a new sustainable type of building material that could promote a more environmentally friendly construction industry. Spread the word

The Monitoring and Evaluating Climate Communication and Education Project

This project is an ambitious international research partnership of over 100 leading scholars and agencies. Our goal is to advance global climate literacy and action through improving the quality and quantity of climate change education, training, and public awareness.   Spread the word

Three Myths About Renewable Energy and the Grid, Debunked

Renewable energy skeptics argue that because of their variability, wind and solar cannot be the foundation of a dependable electricity grid. But the expansion of renewables and new methods of energy management and storage can lead to a grid that is reliable and clean. As wind and solar power have become dramatically cheaper, and their […]

The Secret to Making Concrete That Lasts 1,000 Years

Scientists have uncovered the Roman recipe for self-repairing cement—which could massively reduce the carbon footprint of the material today. Currently, concrete is second only to water as the world’s most consumed material, and making it accounts for about 7 percent of global emissions. Patents have now been secured by MIT. Masic says a company will […]

As the Planet Cooks, Climate Stalls as a Political Issue

Summers in Maricopa County, Ariz., have become at times unbearable, Kyle Hawkinson said on Friday. Smog and haze hung heavily over Phoenix, and residents were bracing for fire season, when the heat and air pollution would only grow worse. Climate change, he said, is at least partly to blame. Spread the word

Transforming Cities for People and Planet

We live on a rapidly urbanizing planet, but our cities are struggling to provide basic services to their people – from clean air and water to reliable public transport and safe, affordable housing. As a result of this unprecedented urban growth, carbon emissions are on the rise and pressures on vital ecosystems are intensifying. Spread […]

Climate Action Resources for Schools of Architecture

This Toolkit is intended for everyone – tutors, students, course leaders, heads of schools and others – who wants to take immediate, ongoing and meaningful action towards a new climate education for architecture. We are in a climate emergency and the sixth mass extinction, and we all need to work with as much urgency as we […]