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Why technology cannot adequately address climate change

The developed worlds average per capita emissions are now a little more than twice the corresponding level in developing countries. But the emissions gap between rich and poor individuals, regardless of nation, has increased. And rich countries and individuals, as always, can rely on their wealth to protect them from many effects of global warming.

Toward sustainable, equitable societies

How viable is renewable energy?

Both solar and wind energy depend on rare earth elements that will likely become scarce in 20 years or so. China accounted for 95 percent of the worlds rare-earth production, raising fears that it might exert monopolistic control. Meanwhile, renewable energy technologies that could function without rare earths, particularly photovoltaic technologies, arent close to deployment.

Clear path, indecisive travelers

Sagar Dhara, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

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