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Sustainability Science and Climate Change Communication  

Bridie McGreavy and David Hart

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May 2017
Direct experience, scientific reports, and international media coverage make clear that the breadth, severity, and multiple consequences from climate change are far-reaching and ... More

The Development of Climate Science of the Baltic Sea Region  

Anders Omstedt

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Theory and Modeling of the African Humid Period and the Green Sahara  

Martin Claussen, Anne Dallmeyer, and Jürgen Bader

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Mar 2017
There is ample evidence from palaeobotanic and palaeoclimatic reconstructions that during early and mid-Holocene between some 11,700 years (in some regions, a few thousand years earlier) ... More

TV and Cable News Coverage of Climate Change  

Neil T. Gavin

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Apr 2017
Television and cable are two routes by which broadcasters reach the public. Citizens are known to rely on a variety of media sources; however, television is seen by people in a very wide ... More

TV Meteorologists as Local Climate Change Educators  

Edward Maibach, Bernadette Woods Placky, Joe Witte, Keith Seitter, Ned Gardiner, Teresa Myers, Sean Sublette, and Heidi Cullen

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Aug 2016
Global climate change is influencing the weather in every region of the United States, often in harmful ways. Yet, like people in many countries, most Americans view climate change as a ... More

The Two Degrees Celsius Limit  

Christopher Shaw

International climate negotiations seek to limit warming to an average of two degrees Celsius (2°C). This objective is justified by the claim that scientists have identified two degrees of ... More

Vegetation at the Time of the African Humid Period  

Anne-Marie Lézine

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May 2017
An orbitally induced increase in summer insolation during the last glacial-interglacial transition enhanced the thermal contrast between land and sea, with land masses heating up compared ... More

Wildfire Communication and Climate Risk Mitigation  

Robyn S. Wilson, Sarah M. McCaffrey, and Eric Toman

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Sep 2017
Throughout the late 19th century and most of the 20th century, risks associated with wildfire were addressed by suppressing fires as quickly as possible. However, by the 1960s, it became ... More

Young People and Climate Change Communication  

Maria Ojala and Yuliya Lakew

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Apr 2017
One important group to include in efforts to combat climate change is young people. This group comprises the future leaders of society, besides being citizens of today, and they will be ... More

Zoos and Aquaria as Informal Learning Environments for Climate Change Communication  

Susan Clayton

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Feb 2017
A great deal of learning takes place outside of the standard curriculum. School-based education is often insufficient to address climate change; many schools do little to cover the topic, ... More

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