Akshat Rathi, Bloomberg

Akshat Rathi


United Kingdom

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Past articles by Akshat:

Bill Gates, Joe Manchin, and How Biden's Inflation Reduction Act Almost Failed

The billionaire philanthropist was among those lobbying Joe Manchin, starting before Biden took the White House. A look at the influencers who secured a rare climate win. → Read More

Bill Gates-Led Fund Backs Startup With Cheaper Way to Move Hydrogen

Moving the tiny molecules of hydrogen is no small feat. → Read More

Musk and Google Add to $2 Billion Boost for Carbon Removal

The delay in cutting emissions is opening up opportunities for technologies that promise to undo climate damage. → Read More

China Says the Winter Olympics Are Carbon Neutral. They Aren't

The Winter Games’ use of discredited carbon offsets undercuts its green credentials → Read More

Modi Surprises Climate Summit With 2070 Net-Zero Vow for India

The country is the world’s third-biggest emitter and one of the most vulnerable to the impacts of global warming. → Read More

The Countries That Could Spoil Global Climate Negotiations

As world leaders prepare for the important COP26 climate summit in Glasgow, some countries are resisting pressure to set stronger targets to cut pollution → Read More

UN Launches Pledge to Stop Building New Coal Power Plants

Seven countries, including Sri Lanka and Chile, have agreed to stop using the dirtiest fossil fuel → Read More

UAE Eyes First Net Zero by 2050 Goal Among Major Petrostates

The government is working across departments to announce its target before the UN climate summit in Glasgow in November, sources say → Read More

Get Ready for Big Political Fights Over Carbon Accounting

Just as we did during the pandemic, we’ll all have to get familiar with the scientific jargon around climate change → Read More

U.S. Climate Goal Falls Short of European Peers and Paris Target

The most ambitious climate target in U.S. history may not be enough to meet keep warming below 1.5°C → Read More

Mark Carney Walks Back Brookfield Net-Zero Claim After Criticism

By describing Brookfield’s $600 billion portfolio as carbon neutral, a key climate-finance leader provoked a backlash by questioning what ‘net zero’ really means → Read More

Asian Battery Makers Seize Expansion Opportunity in Europe, U.S.

No. 1 producer CATL opens a plant in Germany, while LG Energy Solution expands in Poland and builds a factory with GM in Ohio. → Read More

Occidental to Strip Carbon From the Air and Use It to Pump Crude

A new technology could help reduce pollution at the same time it increases the supply of fossil fuels. → Read More

Exxon Holds Back on Technology That Could Slow Climate Change

Carbon capture can make money for oil giants, and scientists say we need it. Is the industry willing to invest enough? → Read More

These Folks Think Eternal Economic Growth Will Lead to Unstoppable Climate Change

The “degrowth” movement says the developed world should let others catch up—or else accept the catastrophic environmental consequences. → Read More

Steven Pinker on how to use reason, science, and humanism to fight today's problems —

The antidote to populism, nationalism, and militarism, says Steven Pinker, is reason, science, and humanism. → Read More

Harnessing the sun’s heat for industry could cut 10% of global carbon emissions

Concentrating solar energy to capture its heat is nothing new. But no plant had achieved temperatures in excess of 1,000°C. → Read More

Watch: Our call on India and its addiction to coal

Quartz senior reporter Akshat Rathi and science editor Katie Palmer examine whether India can wean itself off its dependence on coal and help the rest of the world avoid climate catastrophe. → Read More

Inside India’s coal country

The smells, sights, sounds, and disasters of Korba—where the coal industry is life, and the price is pollution. → Read More

The science of what makes coal so dirty

Cutting coal use isn't just about reducing greenhouse-gas emissions. Mining coal and then burning it produces pollute our air, water, and soil with a wide variety of toxins. → Read More