China may put a stop to growing carbon dioxide emissions earlier than expected, but how quickly they start coming down is also important.
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I’m MIT Technology Review’s research editor. I spend my days taking things extremely seriously and attempting with all my nerdy might to piece together bigger pictures from the bits and shreds of truth I manage to filter from the information barrage. I’m particularly obsessed with the energy-related challenges facing humanity and the future of the Internet.
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The effects of atmospheric carbon linger for centuries, so historical emissions totals are relevant context for the global climate policy debate.
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A new report from the E.U. estimates the true economic cost of different forms of energy production.
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The complexity of the Internet is overwhelming some older routers, but these systems can easily be upgraded.
Do robots kill jobs? Not necessarily.
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