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Why climate change is so hard to tackle: Our stubborn energy system

Why climate change is so hard to tackle: Our stubborn energy system

From Axios.com History shows that energy transitions take many decades and overlap, as Reuters analyst John Kemp wrote in a must-read column late last year. “The United States was still using more fuel wood in the 1910s than it had in the 1840s — even though wood had been clearly overtaken by coal and to a lesser extent petroleum as an energy source.”

South America's Largest Solar Farm, Chinese Investment

South America's Largest Solar Farm, Chinese Investment

At a time when Trump is doubling down on fossil fuels and withdrawing the United States from global partnerships, Chinese President Xi Jinping’s sprawling “Belt and Road” initiative aims to put Chinese companies and innovation at the center of infrastructure development worldwide, including next-generation power sources.

Extracting CO2 from Air

Extracting CO2 from Air

Addressing climate change isn’t just about moving to cleaner forms of energy anymore. It’s about literally taking out some of the heat-trapping gases already in our skies.