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Climate Change Helped Drive Homo sapiens’ Cousins Extinct

Sharp drops in global temperatures helped seal the fate of three extinct hominin species, including our close relatives, the Neanderthals, according to thousands of archaeological specimens and a model of past climate conditions. The branch on the tree of life … Continue reading

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Antropoceno, crise da biodiversidade e extinção

Pela sexta vez, desde que surgiu vida na Terra, estamos à beira de extinção em massa de espécies. Seria a primeira desde o fim dos dinossauros, há 65,5 milhões de anos. Que é o fenômeno. Qual o papel do ser … Continue reading

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What our response to the Covid-19 pandemic tells us of our capacity to respond to climate change

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, many governments are currently implementing urgent, costly and radical measures to slow down the spread of the pandemic. Many of these measures result in very significant cuts in greenhouse gas emissions and atmospheric … Continue reading

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What is COVID-19 teaching us about solving the climate crisis?

COVID-19 has rapidly changed the world we live in, as governments rightly prioritize our safety and wellbeing and ask us all to stay home. One of the upshots, for those of us lucky enough to be well, is that we … Continue reading

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Coronavirus and climate change: A tale of two crises

Coronavirus has cut emissions faster than years of climate negotiations. Does the outbreak reveal what life might be like if we were to act seriously on climate change? Or what it might be like if we don’t? China, the world’s … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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