• Issue
    Volume 15, Issue 1
    January/February 2024

Issue Information

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Issue Information

  • First Published: 14 January 2024

Editorial

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The next phase of WIREs Climate Change

  • First Published: 04 January 2024
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Geographic distribution of articles published in WIREs Climate Change in the last 5 years, with bubbles scaled by the number of articles per country.

Advanced Reviews

Open Access

Carbon tax ethics

  • First Published: 06 September 2023
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One moral issue arising from carbon pricing tax policies concerns different ways tax revenues can be used. This abstract indicates a few options that are discussed in the paper. With a carbon tax, tax revenues come from emitters to the government, which can use these revenues in a variety of ways. One is to reduce other taxes (a “tax shift”). Another is to spend on green environmental or climate priorities, effectively channeling the resources towards preventing future climate change. Yet another is to transfer the resources to those adversely affected by climate change, effectively channeling the resources towards addressing existing or past climate change. Finally, the resources can be returned to citizens directly (for instance, as a “lump sum” payment).

Open Access

Carbon removal demonstrations and problems of public perception

  • First Published: 20 September 2023
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Image of a carbon removal demonstration project, produced by the Open AI image-generating tool Dall-E. The image was generated with the following description, inspired by the analytical framework of the paper: “A carbon dioxide removal demonstration project that involves a field site, demonstrators, media and instruments.”

A review of ENSO teleconnections at present and under future global warming

  • First Published: 21 September 2023
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Schematic representation of (a) El Niño and (b) La Niña global teleconnections in terms of precipitation and near-surface temperature.

Overview

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At the intersection of climate justice and reproductive justice

  • First Published: 26 September 2023
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This overview surveys the main lenses through which various actors have linked climate justice and reproductive justice in the United States. I analyze the literature, comparing frameworks that center populationism, health disparities, and intergenerational justice. I argue for approaches that challenge populationism, and instead foreground communities’ embodied climate-reproductive outcomes.

Advanced Reviews

Open Access

Famines in medieval and early modern Europe—Connecting climate and society

  • First Published: 03 October 2023
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Schematic model of the interaction of key environmental and societal factors determining famine risks. We summarize the impact order between climatic shocks, famine resilience and vulnerability, famine mitigation, and short-term and long-term effects and impacts of famines on society.

The impacts of land-use and climate change on the Zoige peatland carbon cycle: A review

  • First Published: 04 October 2023
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Intact Zoige peatlands function as a net carbon sink, while artificial drainage may change such areas to a net carbon source. Climate warming may decrease the carbon sink strength of intact peatland areas, effects of warming on degraded Zoige peatlands are generally unknown.

Open Access

From eco-theology to eco-skepticism: How American Latter-day Saint environmental perspectives changed over time, and how they may change again

  • First Published: 10 October 2023
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An image of the Salt Lake Temple at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah, taken by the author. Temple Square is the headquarters of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Every year around Christmas, the Church lights up the trees on Temple Square.

Open Access

Three decades of EU climate policy: Racing toward climate neutrality?

  • First Published: 15 October 2023
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A timeline of three decades of evolving climate policy in the European Union, including renewable energy, energy efficiency, emissions trading and other policies, until the European Green Deal that was published in 2019.

Systematic Review

Open Access

Fossil fuels, stranded assets, and the energy transition in the Global South: A systematic literature review

  • First Published: 05 November 2023
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Scholarly and gray literature is systematically reviewed to identify the main trends of the energy transition in the Global South, where there is considerable potential to address a just energy transition focused on Leaving Fossil Fuels Underground (LFFU).