Tag Archives: climate change

The trouble with how we talk about climate change

It’s a rare day when the news doesn’t cover something related to climate change, whether biodiversity loss, climate refugees, retreating glaciers, or an extreme weather event. Though it’s broadly accepted that climate change is caused by “us,” at some level, … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

Why urgent action is needed to avoid centuries of global warming

In the climate change debate, we often hear the argument that the climate has been changing since time immemorial. This is true, but if modern climate change differs from pre-historic climate cycles, the statement by itself is empty. We need to … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Climate policy | Tagged ,

Dialogic action in climate change discussions

Global efforts to prepare young developing minds for solving current and future challenges of climate change have advocated interdisciplinary, issues-based instructional approaches in order to transform traditional models of science education as delivering conceptual facts (UNESCO, 2014). This study is … Continue reading

Posted in Climate change, Dialogue | Tagged ,

Climate changes faster than animals adapt

Climate change can threaten species and extinctions can impact ecosystem health. It is therefore of vital importance to assess to which degree animals can respond to changing environmental conditions – for example by shifting the timing of breeding – and … Continue reading

Posted in Adaptive cycle, Animal, Climate change | Tagged , ,

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

Posted in Children, Climate change | Tagged ,

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

Posted in Climate change, Indigenous communities, Indigenous knowledge, Sustainability | Tagged , , ,

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

Posted in Climate change | Tagged

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

Posted in Climate change, Ocean | Tagged ,

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

Posted in Climate change, Water | Tagged ,

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

Posted in Climate change, Wildfires | Tagged ,