Climate change involves research in a number of fields and disciplines such as environmental science, energy, social science et al. in general. As research in these areas advances rapidly, it is critical to keep abreast of emerging trends and critical turns of the development of the collective knowledge. This article provides a review of recent research on climate change with a particular focus on drives of energy sector. Visual analytics of the literature provides a valuable, timely, repeatable and flexible approach in addition to traditional systematic reviews so as to track the development of new emerging trends and identify critical evidence. It concludes with a summary of key lessons offered by the energy sector as well as suggestions for future research.
Keywords climate change, energy sector, visual scientometric analysis