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  • Exposed boulders on the harsh terrain of west Antarctica harbour a warning that the region's glaciers could collapse.

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    • Harvey Leifert
    Research Highlights
  • Almost one-quarter of carbon dioxide released to the atmosphere is emitted in the production of internationally traded goods and services. Trade therefore represents an unrivalled, and unused, tool for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Glen P. Peters and Edgar G. Hertwich
    Commentary
  • By failing to question the conventional wisdom rigorously, we risk shutting the door to a radical rethink on how to move climate policy forward.

    • Gwyn Prins
    Books & Arts
  • Water supplies are at risk of drying up as the climate warms, but mitigating climate change could mean shifting to water–intensive alternative energy sources. Brian Hoyle reports.

    Policy Watch
  • With new climate and energy legislation, the EU aims to stride boldly ahead of its previous climate policies while protecting its economy from less-green competitors. Anna Barnett reports.

    Policy Watch
  • Its proponents say that underground coal gasification combined with carbon capture could allow the continued use of coal — without unacceptable emissions. Kurt Kleiner looks at whether the technology is likely to live up to expectations.

    News Feature
    • Harvey Leifert
    Research Highlights
    • Anna Barnett
    Research Highlights
  • Climate change must be reported more carefully to help distinguish convergent agreement from legitimately contentious issues.

    • Max Boykoff
    Commentary
  • In the growing clamour over global warming, eye-witness accounts of a changing world stand out.

    • Martin Parry
    Books & Arts
    • Harvey Leifert
    Research Highlights