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Another eclectic issue for our readers given the spectrum and the flavour of the enormous challenges our societies are facing today and in the very next future: energy access, poverty, systemic large-scale environmental changes, equity. Two facts clearly emerge. The first: all these issues are strictly intertwined and, as such, need to be addressed as a whole. The second: solutions are possible provided that we invest properly in knowledge, technology and human capital. Today's editor’s choice focuses on the Arctic, cool area, hot topic! Climate change opens interesting and still not fully understood opportunities for trade, transportation and fossil resources extraction, but, at the same time, dramatic threats to natural environments and ecosystems.
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Editor's Choice
"Global Warming in the Arctic" interview with Peter Wadhams
Environment - Interviews
Human-induced temperature increase is amplified in the Arctic, as well as its effects on the ice cover. With the aid of an Arctic "death spiral”, Prof. Peter Wadhams, oceanographer and glaciologist at Cambridge University, discusses scientific evidence and his personal experience of changes in the Arctic in the last decades.
Latest Articles
"What a Political Philosopher Has to Say About Climate Change" by Furio Cerutti
Environment - Articles
The abundant philosophical literature on climate change mainly explains how (according to an ethic of justice) we can redress climate injustice between generations, between rich and poor, etc., but says little on why we should do so, or what motivations we may have for worrying about climate change. Understanding the motivations, however, is crucial to the political endeavour to design strategies and identify actors that can bring about a higher level of global governance to face this challenge.
"Smoking and Social Interaction" by Sergio Currarini, Elena Fumagalli and Fabrizio Panebianco
Economics - Articles
Smoking, like many health-related behaviors, has "social" aspects. This article discusses how accounting for the external effects of smoking (second-hand smoke) and concern for the health of relatives and friends can shed light on recent trends in smoking behavior and possibly suggest anti-smoking policies in view of the intrinsic network effects.
"Would Universal Energy Access Boost Climate Change?" by Shoibal Chakravarty and Massimo Tavoni
Energy - Articles
Energy access is one of the key dimensions of development, and has received increased attention in the policy and research domain. However, a common concern is that tackling energy poverty would come at a risk for mitigating climate change. To answer this question, we have developed a methodology which allows us mapping current and future energy consumption and emissions, when considering a hypothetical effective policy to ensure universal energy access.
"Is Geoengineering a Viable Option for Dealing with Climate Change?" by Johannes Emmerling and Massimo Tavoni
Environment - Articles
Climate geoengineering, i.e. the deliberate reduction of incoming solar radiation, is receiving increased interest as an alternative or complementary climate strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But can it justify a delay in the abatement effort from an economic point of view, even under optimistic assumptions?
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