Studies and research

Analysis: Global coal power set for record fall in 2019 (Carbon Brief, Nov. 25, 2019)

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency (BioScience, via Oxford Academic Journals site, Nov. 5, 2019)

New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding (Nature, Oct. 29, 2019)

2018 Audubon Washington Annual Report (Oct. 11, 2019)

Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Sept. 2019)

Climate Change and Land (UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, August 2019)

Can Pigou at the Polls Stop Us From Melting the Poles?: A study of Initiatives 732 and 1631 (National Bureau of Economic Research, August 2019)

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2019 (World Bank Group, June 2019)

Preliminary US Emissions Estimates for 2018 (Rhodium Group, Jan. 2019)

Fourth National Climate Assessment (U.S. Global Change Research Program, November 2018)

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees C (UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, October 2018)

Useful maps:

Alternative Fuels Data Center (U.S. Dept. of Energy)

State Renewable Portfolio Standards and Goals (National Conference of State Legislatures)

Renewables Portfolio Standards Resources (Berkeley Lab)

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
Ranking of Energy Efficiency (by state)
Ranking of Energy Efficiency (by city)

NC Clean Energy Technology Center /  DSIRE

Yale Climate Opinion Maps 2018 (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Aug. 7, 2018)

Global Climate Action from Cities, Regions, and Businesses (Data Driven Yale, NewClimate Institute and PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, August 2018)

Global warming may be twice what climate models predict (University of New South Wales, July 5, 2018)

How industry can move toward a low-carbon future (McKinsey, July 2018)

Joint recommendations by the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) to the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (PDF | February 14, 2018)

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters (NOAA: National Centers for Environmental Information, Jan. 2018)

Greater future global warming inferred from Earth’s recent energy budget (Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University, Dec. 2017)

Climate Science Special Report | Fourth National Climate Assessment (NCA4), Volume I (U.S. Global Change Research Program, November 2017)

Climate Change in the American Mind: October 2017 (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication)

Reassessing emotion in climate change communication (University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Nov. 2017)

Linking sea level rise and socioeconomic indicators under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (IOP Science Environmental Research Letters, Oct. 26, 2017)

Climate Change Report: Potential Economic Effects (U.S. Government Accountability Office, Oct 24, 2017)

Cantwell, Collins Release GAO Report Showing Climate Change Will Cost the Government Trillions of Dollars: This year alone, the economic cost of climate change to the U.S. will exceed $300 billion (Office of Sen. Maria Cantwell, Oct. 23, 2017)

Pollution, health, and the planet: time for decisive action (The Lancet, Oct. 19, 2017)

Climate Change and Homes: Who Would Lose the Most to a Rising Tide? (, Oct. 18, 2017)

Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States (Science, June 30, 2017)

Leading Economists: A Strong Carbon Price Needed to Drive Large-Scale Climate Action (Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition, May 2017)

Implementing a Carbon Tax (Resources for the Future, May 2017)

Global Warming’s Six Americas (Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, Nov. 2016)

What Could Disappear (New York Times based on government data and studies in ‘Science’ and ‘Nature,’ April 24, 2016)

Turn Down the Heat | Series (Prepared for the World Bank by the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and Climate Analytics, 2014)

Climate Change 2014: Fifth Assessment Report (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, 2014)

Getting to an Efficient Carbon Tax: How the Revenue is Used Matters (Resources for the Future, Jan. 2014)

Energymetrics and the Development of Energy Analysis Tools (Greg W.R. Rock, Chalmers University of Technology, 2012)

Preparing for a Changing Climate (Washington State Dept. of Ecology, April 2012)

Indicators of Climate Change: Environmental Justice Impacts (California Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, Dec. 2010)