'Hunker down' is not enough: 2021 hurricane season showed US isn't prepared as climate-related disasters push people deeper into poverty

The most vulnerable communities are being pushed deeper into poverty with each climate-related disaster. Part of the problem is that government aid helps the wealthiest people most.

Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Chair in Global Migration, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University • conversation
Nov. 29, 2021 ~10 min

When 'hunker down' isn't an option: The 2021 Atlantic hurricane season showed how low-income communities face the highest risks

The most vulnerable communities are being pushed deeper into poverty with each climate-related disaster. Part of the problem is that government aid helps the wealthiest people most.

Karen Jacobsen, Henry J. Leir Chair in Global Migration, Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University • conversation
Nov. 29, 2021 ~10 min


Missing nature during COVID took a mental toll on young adults’

Skipping out on time spent in parks and other forms of nature during COVID's first year took a toll on the mental health of teens and young adults.

Laura Oleniacz - NC State • futurity
Nov. 24, 2021 ~8 min

Art illuminates the beauty of science – and could inspire the next generation of scientists young and old

Scientists have been using art to illuminate and share their research with the public for centuries. And art could be one way to bolster K-12 science education and scientific literacy in the public.

Chris Curran, Professor and Director Neuroscience Program, Northern Kentucky University • conversation
Nov. 23, 2021 ~10 min

A new ratings industry is emerging to help homebuyers assess climate risks

Private companies rate all kinds of investments, from stocks to used cars. Now, they’re starting to analyze climate risks to local real estate – but how reliable are their findings?

Matthew E. Kahn, Provost Professor of Economics and Spatial Sciences, USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences • conversation
Nov. 23, 2021 ~8 min

Indonesian Natural Colors for Cloth Design Help Coastal Forests

VOA Learning English • voa
Nov. 19, 2021 ~3 min

Harvard welcomes Elizabeth Kolbert for climate talk

New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert and Planetary Health Alliance Director Samuel Myers discussed whether humans can save the Earth during a “Weather Reports” panel hosted by the Harvard Divinity School.

Clea Simon • harvard
Nov. 19, 2021 ~5 min

Climate change: how elephants help pump planet-warming carbon underground

Efforts to preserve biodiversity and slow climate change make natural bedfellows.

Jeppe Aagaard Kristensen, Carlsberg Foundation Visiting Postdoctoral Fellow at Oxford Ecosystems Lab, University of Oxford • conversation
Nov. 18, 2021 ~5 min


Coal: why China and India aren't the climate villains of COP26

Rich countries like the UK have almost left coal power behind, but it’s not as easy for developing countries.

Martin Taylor, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Energy and Environment, University of Hull • conversation
Nov. 17, 2021 ~5 min

COP26: experts react to the UN climate summit and Glasgow Pact

Has the summit delivered on its goals?

Ran Boydell, Visiting Lecturer in Sustainable Development, Heriot-Watt University • conversation
Nov. 13, 2021 ~11 min

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