Having an antagonistic debate over climate change will not shed any more light on the fundamentals of climate science.
Why assembling two teams to debate climate change is all about political spectacle and sowing doubt – and has nothing to do with actual climate science.
Are there other ways to get people to engage with climate change?
An experiment in getting people to care about climate change uses slick videos, charismatic scientists and calls to action.
Much of the U.S. was built around the automobile, with greater distances to be covered than in places like Europe, making Americans’ daily lifestyles higher in energy than elsewhere.
Cognitive dissonance: scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.
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Coverage was generally positive – though there were also two entirely different types of naysayer.
A better society is one way to motivate people to take action on climate change,.
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If we can convince people that climate change is real and important, then surely they will act: this intuitive idea underlies many efforts to communicate climate change to the public. But it may not be the best way.
Water in Western Australia is one of the Academy’s examples of where climate is having an impact, and where communities are already adapting.
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The Australian Academy of Sciences today released the new The Science of Climate Change: Questions and Answers. This is an extensively revised update of a similar publication in 2010. Its stated purpose…