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Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
Why Is Climate Change's 2 Degrees Celsius Of Warming Limit So Important?
by David Titley, Pennsylvania State University
If you read or listen to almost any article about climate change, it’s likely the story refers in some way to the “2 degrees Celsius limit.”
5 Tips For Stretching Your Donation Dollars
5 Tips For Stretching Your Donation Dollars
by Gay David Campbell, Binghamton University
There’s no shortage of media reports listing which groups are taking donations, often with scant guidance about what kinds of relief these organizations can offer.
Greenland: How Rapid Climate Change On World’s Largest Island Will Affect Us all
Greenland: How Rapid Climate Change On World’s Largest Island Will Affect Us all
by Kathryn Adamson, Manchester Metropolitan University
The largest wildfire ever recorded in Greenland was recently spotted close to the west coast town of Sisimiut, not far from Disko Island where I research retreating glaciers.
For A Primer On How To Make Fun Of Nazis, Look To Charlie Chaplin
For A Primer On How To Make Fun Of Nazis, Look To Charlie Chaplin
by Kevin Hagopian, Pennsylvania State University
While many anti-fascists offered serious and potent arguments against Hitler, comedians like Charlie Chaplin responded to the mortal threat that the Nazis posed in a different way: They used humor to…
How Americans Have Become Increasingly Exposed To Extremism
How Americans Have Become Increasingly Exposed To Extremism
by James E. Hawdon, Virginia Tech
Extremism has always been with us, but the internet has allowed ideas that advocate hate and violence to reach more and more people.
Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories
Why People Believe In Conspiracy Theories
by Mark Lorch, University of Hull
I’m sitting on a train when a group of football fans streams on. Fresh from the game – their team has clearly won – they occupy the empty seats around me. One picks up a discarded newspaper and…
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change
Why Time Is The Essence To Curb Climate Change
by Timothy H. Dixon, University of South Florida
By virtue of its size, elevation and currently frozen state, Greenland has the potential to cause large and rapid increases to sea level as it melts.
The Homegrown Terror Threat On The Right
The Homegrown Terror Threat On The Right
by Arie Perliger, University of Massachusetts Lowell
Terrorism is a form of psychological warfare. Most terrorist groups promote their agenda through violence that shapes perceptions of political and social issues.
Why Ambivalence About Democracy Might Just Save It
Why Ambivalence About Democracy Might Just Save It
by Adele Webb, University of Sydney
The flipside of the populism coin is voter ambivalence about “democracy” as we know it. Ambivalence about democracy might just save it...
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
Why Power Companies Should Be Investing Now In Carbon-free Electricity
by Jennifer Morris, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
When utility executives make decisions about building new power plants, a lot rides on their choices.