Tag Archives: Climate change

Universities must embrace technological solutions to climate change

Universities must embrace technological solutions to climate change

The University of Cambridge’s recent headline-grabbing announcement of a new research lab to develop radical scientific solutions to climate change is a welcome development. But it is only the beginning of what is needed. Everyone knows that our responses to climate change must be speeded up. Generations of propaganda from the green movement have argued […] … learn more→

How to stop climate change: six ways to make the world a better place

How to stop climate change: six ways to make the world a better place

Nobel Peace Prize nominee Greta Thunberg claims we need system change to save the planet, and the majority of experts, from the IPCC, through to our own research, would certainly agree with this. But for most people, it often isn’t clear what changes actually need to be made to address environmental problems. And ideas that are presented can be seem as extreme […] … learn more→

Career guidance for kids is our best hope for climate change

Career guidance for kids is our best hope for climate change

We all care, at some level, about our planet and for our children. And yet, ample research has proven that we are doing a terrible job of guaranteeing a healthy future for either of them. In my work as an interdisciplinary scholar who has researched children’s rights, the social determinants of child development and the psychology […] … learn more→

How have textbooks portrayed climate change?

How have textbooks portrayed climate change?

Back in 2007, the world’s foremost body charged with assessing climate change stated with “very high confidence” that humans were a primary driver of climate change. But you may not get the message that humans are responsible for climate change if you peered into some of the most popular high school curriculum materials that were produced in […] … learn more→

We looked at 1,154 climate science results and found no evidence of ‘publication bias’

We looked at 1,154 climate science results and found no evidence of ‘publication bias’

It is rare to encounter a scientific fact that stirs widespread debate and distrust quite like the matter of climate change. Despite consensus among climate specialists about a theory that is supported by a mountain of facts from the physical, natural, and cultural sciences, the debate continues to be perpetrated by politicians, industrialists, academics, and […] … learn more→

Climate change is making cities sick and we need to act

Climate change is making cities sick and we need to act

Urban Canadians are feeling the impact of climate change. Flooding in Quebec this spring damaged nearly 1,900 homes in 126 municipalities, causing widespread psychological distress. Summer heatwaves are predicted to become more frequent and severe each year, putting more people at risk of injury and death. Vancouver and Toronto are working to manage these risks. […] … learn more→

Climate change and poverty are as much of a threat as terrorism for many young people

Climate change and poverty are as much of a threat as terrorism for many young people

It will probably come as little surprise that recent surveys have found the majority of adults in Europe think that international terrorism is the most pressing threat to the continent. Though this is valuable information about what adults think, little is known about what children and young people perceive as the greatest threats to life […] … learn more→

Trump questionnaire recalls dark history of ideology-driven science

Trump questionnaire recalls dark history of ideology-driven science

President-elect Trump has called global warming “bullshit” and a “Chinese hoax.” He has promised to withdraw from the 2015 Paris climate treaty and to “bring back coal,” the world’s dirtiest, most carbon-intensive fuel. The incoming administration has paraded a roster of climate change deniers for top jobs. On Dec. 13, Trump named former Texas Governor […] … learn more→

How hot is it? Why even skeptics should trust climate scientists

There’s a reason no one can agree about climate change, and on some level, it’s the same reason you curse the gods on rainy days when the forecast said sunny. Meteorology and climate science, in general, are complicated and speculative — reliant on mathematical models that aren’t always fully accurate to paint pictures of yesterday, […] … learn more→