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Children can foster climate change concern among their parents

The collective action that is required to mitigate and adapt to climate change is extremely difficult to achieve, largely due to socio-ideological biases that perpetuate polarization over climate change1,2. Because climate change perceptions in children seem less susceptible to the … Continue reading

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Indigenous knowledge networks in the face of global change

Indigenous communities rely extensively on plants for food, shelter, and medicine. It is still unknown, however, to what degree their survival is jeopardized by the loss of either plant species or knowledge about their services. To fill this gap, here we introduce indigenous knowledge … Continue reading

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Why some conservatives are blind to climate change

Imagine this: A young professional couple at a party mentions they’re thinking of buying a home in a popular waterfront neighborhood that scientists have found is vulnerable to coastal flooding. That flood risk is made extra clear by murals in … Continue reading

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Climate Change is changing wind patterns and making Ocean waves stronger

Climate change is changing our wind patterns, which is strengthening waves traveling across the earth’s surface. As climate change has gradually heated oceans around the globe, it’s also been making ocean waves stronger and more deadly, according to a new … Continue reading

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Rivers in the Sky: How Deforestation Is Affecting Global Water Cycles

A growing body of evidence indicates that the continuing destruction of tropical forests is disrupting the movement of water in the atmosphere, causing major shifts in precipitation that could lead to drought in key agricultural areas in China, India, and … Continue reading

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Stark Evidence: A Warmer World Is Sparking More and Bigger Wildfires

The increase in forest fires, seen this summer from North America to the Mediterranean to Siberia, is directly linked to climate change, scientists say. And as the world continues to warm, there will be a greater risk for fires on … Continue reading

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Humans have a long history of coming together to solve a climate crisis

Responding to a crisis often brings out the best in people. Certainly, it has in the past, when sudden changes in climate during the Middle Stone Age sparked off surges of cultural evolution and innovation in early modern humans, some … Continue reading

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Archaeology can help us prepare for climates ahead

Watching the weather for today and tomorrow is relatively easy with apps and news programs – but knowing what the climate was like in the past is a little more difficult. Archaeological evidence can show us how humans coped with … Continue reading

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Bruno Latour: Down to Earth, Politics in the New Climatic Regime

The present ecological mutation has organized the whole political landscape for the last thirty years. This could explain the deadly cocktail of exploding inequalities, massive deregulation, and conversion of the dream of globalization into a nightmare for most people. What holds … Continue reading

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Defiant Earth: The Fate of Humans in the Anthropocene

Humans have become so powerful that we have disrupted the functioning of the Earth System as a whole, bringing on a new geological epoch – the Anthropocene – one in which the serene and clement conditions that allowed civilization to … Continue reading

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