People are increasingly concerned about the climate crisis, but are they ready to change their daily lives to help save the planet? Awareness of global warming does not imply that any climate policy will go down well with the public. Research shows what strategies work the best to get citizens on board for climate action.
The mind behind the concept of #NewEuropeanBauhaus is not an architect or a designer, but, significantly, one of the most prominent climatologists of our time: Hans Joachim ‘John’ Schellnhuber, a German atmospheric physicist, climatologist and founding director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, known for his research on the concept of tipping points ...
Interview with Prof. Nebojsa Nakicenovic, energy economist and systems analyst from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis and Vienna University of Technology and Deputy Chair of the EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism. The EU’s Scientific Advise Mechanism (SAM), comprised of the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors to the European Commission (GCSA) and the Scientific Advice ...
Over the past year, the Covid-19 crisis has caused us to reflect on how we interact with our natural environment. As the world plans recovery from the pandemic and this November’s COP26 Climate Change Conference looms into view, now may be a key juncture in understanding how to best align these priorities – something that could have implications not just for the world in general, but for the media too.
Climate and public health cannot be considered separately. The scientific community is increasingly talking about the need to study the so called exposome (the sum of all environmental factors we are exposed to) with the same level of attention with which the human genome has been studied up to now. A new European science network aims to respond to this multidisciplinary challenge.
End of 2019: Climate change, technological innovation and sustainability are among the priority subjects for the ESMH to cover. They get increasing attention in the media and they have a prominent place in the EU policy agenda. End of May 2020: European Parliament, Strasbourg: a hundred of young enthusiastic science communicators are supposed to attend ...
The COVID-19 pandemic brought about worldwide disruption. As societies tentatively begin to reopen, the pandemic holds lessons for how the world faces another globally existential threat, the climate crisis.
COVID-19 and climate change may seem to belong to different worlds. However, direct causal links can be discovered by looking through a systems thinking lens. How should journalists and science communicators report on complex issues like climate change?
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