A radical nature-based agenda would help society overcome the psychological effects of coronavirus

Why structured contact with nature, rolled out with government support, will go a long way to solving the psychological distress of coronavirus.

Matthew Adams, Principal Lecturer in Psychology, University of Brighton • conversation
Oct. 9, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: environment mental-health covid-19 nature isolation interdisciplinarity climate-crisis green-prescriptions

Four reasons why restoring nature is the most important endeavour of our time

We must turn pledges into immediate action and restore our ecosystems on a global level.

Jake M. Robinson, Ecologist and PhD Researcher, Department of Landscape, University of Sheffield • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: biodiversity united-nations interdisciplinarity climate-crisis farming ecosystems future-of-food

The world is designed for men – but smart energy systems don't have to be

Those designing smart energy systems must take gender into account.

Charlotte Johnson, Senior Researcher in urban communities and resources, UCL • conversation
Sept. 22, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: energy gender climate-crisis sexism smart-homes

Climate crisis: news outlets still giving a platform to dangerous and outdated views

Journalists are better at covering the climate crisis but there's still room for improvement.

Sharon Coen, Senior Lecturer in Media Psychology, University of Salford • conversation
Sept. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-change media news climate-crisis climate-emergency extinction-rebellion news-reporting journalists

Extinction Rebellion: why disavowing politics is a dead end for climate action

Extinction Rebellion's 'apolitical' stance deprives it of allies, and leaves the movement vulnerable to co-option.

Heather Alberro, Associate Lecturer in Political Ecology, Nottingham Trent University • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: climate-crisis environmentalism extinction-rebellion environmental-activism ecological-crisis

Nobel prize-winning economics of climate change is misleading and dangerous – here's why

This celebrated research gives governments a reason to give climate change a low priority, but is based on spurious empirical data.

Steve Keen, Honorary Professor of Economics, UCL • conversation
Sept. 9, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: climate-change economics interdisciplinarity climate-crisis gdp neoclassical-economics william-nordhaus

Mammoth task: the Russian family on a resurrection quest to tackle the climate crisis

The Zimovs want to restore the prehistoric 'mammoth steppe' ecosystem and see if it slows down – or even reverses – melting permafrost.

Charlotte Wrigley, PhD Candidate, Queen Mary University of London • conversation
Sept. 7, 2020 ~24 min

Tags: permafrost ice russia interdisciplinarity climate-crisis siberia in-depth insights-series woolly-mammoth

How a new solar and lighting technology could propel a renewable energy transformation

Halide perovskites are cheap, versatile and remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.

Sam Stranks, Lecturer in Energy and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry energy solar-power interdisciplinarity climate-crisis solar-panels leds

How new solar and lighting technology could propel a renewable energy transformation

Halide perovskites are cheap, versatile and remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.

Sam Stranks, Lecturer in Energy and Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Cambridge • conversation
Sept. 1, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: chemistry energy solar-power interdisciplinarity climate-crisis solar-panels leds

Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: transport electric-cars interdisciplinarity climate-crisis electric-vehicles cars decarbonisation

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