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by Emma Foehringer Merchant
September 10, 2019

The climate crisis is replete with ironies. Countries and people who have produced the least pollution will be the most impacted, and fossil fuel companies that caused climate change are now investing in clean energy to hedge against climate risk and make some money.

Scientists have recently identified another troubling example: As climate change worsens, it will likely make solar energy — one of the technologies most likely to cut electricity emissions — less effective.