Nafeez Ahmed


We Don't Mine Enough Rare Earth Metals to Replace Fossil Fuels With Renewable Energy

Rare earth metals are used in solar panels and wind turbines—as well as electric cars and consumer electronics. We don't recycle them, and there's not enough to meet growing demand.
Nafeez Ahmed
State of Surveillance

Pentagon Wants to Predict Anti-Trump Protests Using Social Media Surveillance

A series of research projects, patent filings, and policy changes indicate that the Pentagon wants to use social media surveillance to quell domestic insurrection and rebellion.
Nafeez Ahmed
climate change

The UN's Devastating Climate Change Report Was Too Optimistic

The IPCC has been criticized for being "too alarmist. If anything, it is the opposite. With their latest report, they have been overly conservative."
Nafeez Ahmed
climate change

Climate Deniers Are More Likely to Hate Democracy

If you care strongly about climate change, you’re most likely to be someone passionate about democracy. If you don’t think climate change is real, odds are that you don’t find the core principles of democracy very appealing, either.
Nafeez Ahmed

Decentralized Microgridding Can Provide 90% of a Neighborhood's Energy Needs, Study Finds

"The new approach could even pave the way for 100 percent self-sufficiency in power, heat, and water."
Nafeez Ahmed

Scientists Warn the UN of Capitalism's Imminent Demise

A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
Nafeez Ahmed

How Fracking Companies Use Facebook Surveillance to Ban Protest

Oil and gas companies are discrediting activists using social media to justify banning their protests.
Nafeez Ahmed

Cambridge Analytica's Fossil Fuel Connections

Several key directors at Cambridge Analytica's parent company have direct connections to the fossil fuel industry, records show.
Nafeez Ahmed
climate change

Scientists Urge ‘System Change’ to Avoid Catastrophic Climate Change​

In a recent report, experts outlined four steps that could help us get on track.
Nafeez Ahmed
Burning Planet

Global Investment Firm Warns 7.8 Degrees of Global Warming Is Possible

The British firm wants clients to factor climate change into investment decisions.
Nafeez Ahmed
The End of Oil

We’re a Cheap Battery Away From Phasing Out Fossil Fuels

The chairman of Europe's biggest solar company tells us why Big Oil is facing an imminent threat.
Nafeez Ahmed
The End of Driving

The Robot Revolution Will Take Your Car, Your Mom’s Car, and All the Oil in 13 Years

A new report says self-driving electric vehicle fleets are poised to replace individual cars sooner than we think.
Nafeez Ahmed