Animation illustrates how countries can make progress on global climate cooperation

KENNETH SCHEVE thought a comic animation could help make serious discussions about global warming action more productive at the U.N. Climate Summit in New York City this week.

Such international climate negotiations have been much maligned for ineffectiveness, but there is a clear path to achieving breakthroughs, according to a study co-authored by Scheve, a political science professor affiliated with the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment and a senior fellow with the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies. Read more about the study.

The short animated video, created by Scheve and his co-author MICHAEL BECHTEL, of the University of St. Gallen, explains the study’s main findings.

BY ROB JORDAN, communications writer, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment