Friday, October 7, 2022

Kaya Axelsson, Kate Cullen and Stephen Lezak

Kaya Axelsson is the net-zero policy engagement fellow at the University of Oxford and a strategic advisor to the global Race to Zero campaign. Kate Cullen, lead author of the report Leveling up Net-Zero Climate Leadership in the United States, is a PhD student in the Energy and Resources Group at U.C. Berkeley and a researcher at the University of Oxford, where she focuses on net-zero policy. Stephen Lezak is a Gates scholar and PhD candidate at the University of Cambridge and manages the Oxford Program on the Sustainable Future of Commodities and Infrastructure.


Wax worm saliva can degrade stubborn plastic within hours, scientists find

Wax worms (Galleria mellonella) could both digest and biodegrade plastic, causing visible damage to a PE-plastic bag in just 40 minutes.

New analysis shows Big Oil’s continued and future price gouging

Oil prices dipped below $80 a barrel for the first time since January 2022, but consumers are paying 13 percent higher than the last time oil was this low.

What you don’t have and why

How might the United States be different today if, a century ago, the leadership of this country had not acted both so ruthlessly and in such an eerily Trumpian way?

Despite calls for diplomacy to end war, US confirms more weapons headed to Ukraine

"The chances of a nuclear war increase significantly every day that passes."

Is the energy transition taking off—or hitting a wall?

With the Inflation Reduction Act, the federal government is illogically encouraging the increasing use of fossil fuels—in order to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels.