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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

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

Student Perceptions, Textbook Presentations, and Communicating about Climate Change in the U.S. Science Classroom  

K.C. Busch

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May 2017
Although future generations—starting with today’s youth—will bear the brunt of negative effects related to climate change, some research suggests that they have little concern about ... More

Ocean Mixing  

Carl Wunsch

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May 2017
Oceanic mixing is one of the major determinants of the ocean circulation and its climatological influences. Existing distributions of mixing properties determine the rates of storage and ... More

How the Arts and Humanities Help People See, Feel, and Engage with Climate Change  

Julia B. Corbett and Brett Clark

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May 2017
The communication strategy of simply sharing more scientific information has not effectively engaged and connected people to climate change in ways that facilitate understanding and ... More

Ecohydrological Concepts of Water-Vegetation Interaction in the Drylands of Africa  

A. Johannes Dolman, Luis U. Vilasa-Abad, and Thomas A. J. Janssen

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May 2017
Drylands cover around 40% of the land surface on Earth and are inhabited by more than 2 billion people, who are directly dependent on these lands. Drylands are characterized by a highly ... More

Climate Change Communication in Colombia  

Luisa F. Lema Vélez, Daniel Hermelin, Margarita Fontecha, and Dunia H. Urrego

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May 2017
Colombia is in a privileged position to take advantage of international climate agreements to finance sustainable development initiatives. The country is a signatory of the United Nations ... More

Changes in African Glaciers since the 19th Century  

Stefan Hastenrath

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May 2017
In equatorial East Africa, glaciers still exist on Mount Kenya, Kilimanjaro, and Ruwenzori. The decreasing ice extent has been documented by field reports since the end of the 19th century ... More

Agenda Building, Narratives, and Attention Cycles in Climate Change News Coverage  

James Shanahan

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May 2017
Social scientists and media critics have often been befuddled about how and why news coverage of important issues takes the shapes that it does. While some issues seem to behave according ... 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

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