October Outlook on U.S. Midterms

Democrats’ chances of holding on to power in the U.S. Congress have improved considerably since predictions earlier in the year. At that time, it seemed virtually certain that Republicans would win control of the House of Representatives and likely the Senate as well. Today, by contrast, Republicans have only a 70 percent probability of winning […]

Reducing Methane Emissions from Food and Agriculture

Climate Advisers latest policy brief focuses on reducing methane emissions from food and agriculture. Methane emissions from this sector make up 54 percent of all anthropogenic methane emissions, making mitigation in this sector key to achieving global climate goals. Our brief identifies feasible, near-term strategies for addressing the largest sources of methane emissions in this […]

The Supreme Court and EPA Authority

On June 30, the Supreme Court announced its decision in West Virginia v. EPA, a case that concerned the scope of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) authority under the Clean Air Act (CAA) to regulate greenhouse gases emissions from existing power plants. Given the ideologically conservative make-up of the Court following the addition of three […]

U.S. Midterm Election Outlook

On November 8, 2022, 34 Senators and all 435 members of the House of Representatives will be up for re-election, as will several governors and many state legislators. Historically, the party out of power has gained seats in midterm elections, a trend that favors the Republicans this year. In addition, President Biden’s approval rating is […]

Capitol Hill Update – June 2022

The probability of Congress passing significant climate legislation before the midterms has decreased considerably since late last year. At that time, a Democrat-only reconciliation bill that contained many of the proposals President Biden campaigned on already seemed unlikely, but some observers were cautiously optimistic that Russia’s invasion of Ukraine could spur an otherwise gridlocked Congress […]

Benefits to the United States of Sustainable Protein Innovation

To prevent catastrophic climate change, the world needs to reach zero net emissions by midcentury. Achieving that goal will require rapid innovation and large-scale investments in every economic sector, including the massive global food and agriculture economy. Within that sector, the largest single factor determining climate success will be whether the world transitions to low […]

Long-Term Implications of an Energy Shock Scenario Analysis

What would be the consequences for climate action should the current energy crisis worsen, and prices rise even higher or remain elevated for an extended amount of time? Now that tensions between Moscow and the West over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have led the United States to stop buying Russian energy supplies, the situation could […]