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What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication

To call forth an emergency response from people, we have to put them in the role of rescuer. We must make clear that (1) an emergency is unfolding and (2) YOU have a critical role in responding to it.

Even climate change experts and activists might be in denial

One could argue that those who are very close to the reality of climate change are particularly prone to a need to split their identity. The knowledge they have, and the images they have seen, might unconsciously lead them to the above-mentioned counter-balancing and coping behaviours.

Fossil-fueled Republicanism

Pop the champagne corks in Washington! It’s party time for Big Energy. In the wake of the midterm elections, Republican energy hawks are ascendant, having taken the Senate and House by storm.

A little hope on climate change

Looking for a little hope on climate change? Believe it or not, it’s here and it’s real. And I'm not referring to the fact that, at least temporarily, oil prices have gone through the floor, making environmentally destructive “tough oil” projects look ever less profitable.

Combat vs. climate: the military and climate security budgets compared

A new report connects U.S. military engagement and the threat of climate change. The U.S. balance between military and climate security spending compares unfavorably to the record of its nearest “peer competitor,” China.

Beyond divestment: climate-concerned philanthropists pledge to move billions to wind and solar

Groups have been divesting money from oil, coal, and gas for years. Now they’re hoping to get more climate-healing bang for their buck.

Sleeper agents in the (somewhat) enchanted biosphere

The biosphere is vastly more complex than our limited human intelligence can comprehend. To those who believe we can simply manage our way out of our current set of predicaments, I respond (with apologies to Dr. Phil): "How's that workin' for ya?"

Climate change will have broad psychological effects, report finds

Stress, anxiety, PTSD among likely impacts to overall well-being,

On the edge

For the first time in history, humans are now poised to destroy the prospects for decent existence, and much of life. The rate of species destruction today is at about the level of 65 million years ago, when a major catastrophe, probably a huge asteroid, ended the age of the dinosaurs, …

Searching for alternatives 2: Grasslands

Grasslands cover almost one fourth of the terrestrial area, but most of it produces rather little food.

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