Editor's note

Hope, like a slinky, springs eternal. While rage, fear and disgust are all appropriate responses to the realities of climate change (which we have explored extensively this week), we must move from despair to action.

Fortunately, many courageous and dedicated people have spent decades chipping away at the persistent problems that plague us, and The Conversation has been publishing their results for years. As an antidote to despair, here is just a small sampling from our archives of radical solutions, practical remedies and solid action plans. We have the tools we need – now we have to use them.

Madeleine De Gabriele

Deputy Editor: Energy + Environment

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We have a path forward through climate change. Ellie Barr/Unsplash

A shot of hope in the face of climate despair

Madeleine De Gabriele, The Conversation

We've spent years publishing smart, practical research on real climate solutions. Now it's time to put it all into practice.

Children play near a coal-fired power plant in the town of Obilic, Kosovo, in November 2018. EPA/Valdrin Xhemaj

The good, the bad and the ugly: the nations leading and failing on climate action

Bill Hare, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research

Ahead of the UN climate summit, we take stock of the world's best and worst performers on climate action - including some surprise success stories.

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