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Doomsday Narratives About Climate Change Don't Work. But Here's What Does | Victoria Herrmann

The title of David Wallace-Wells’ recent essay in New York magazine is catchy, if not uncomfortable. “The Uninhabitable Earth: Famine, economic collapse, a sun that cooks us: What climate change could wreck – sooner than you think.” The article asks us to peer beyond scientific reticence into a doomsday future. The accounts of mass heat deaths in cities and praying for cornfields in the tundra is disturbing, but they’re familiar. It’s the same frame for how we talk about a much more immediate climate change disaster – US communities at risk to sea level rise today. We’ve labeled Shishmare
Popular Science
3 min read
Science

A Third Of Marine Megafauna Died In A Mass Extinction That We Didn’t Even Know About

Something had to go to make room for the turtles. Pixabay Death is a part of life. Things have to die so other things can be born et cetera et cetera circle of life hakuna matata. It’s hard to get that broken up about some giant aquatic sloths that no longer roam the oceans in search of sea grass. We never experienced their majestic front crawl, so we don’t really care how or when they died. Almost all of the species that have ever existed are now extinct—why should swimming sloths be any more important than the rest? Apart from the fact that, come on they’re giant swimming sloths, there’s one
Popular Science
5 min read
Science

Here's How You Can Actually Help Stop Climate Change

Line drying clothes to reduce carbon emissions is a start—not a finish. Pexels Soaring temperatures, melting ice caps, diseases on the rise. With such high stakes, it’s not surprising that climate change tends to trigger a sense of fear. In fact, one recent, widely-shared story about climate change in New York Magazine opens with the words, “It is, I promise, worse than you think.” “The article paints a bleak picture,” says Seth Wynes, a researcher in the Geography Department at the University of British Columbia. “I think it’s important to realize that we have a lot of choice in the planet th
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Convince the skeptics…

The more evidence presented, the more people seem to resist the scientific evidence supporting climate change. Marshall interviews climate change deniers and top psychologists to explain the phenomenon and give you the tools to persuade any skeptics in your life.