Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change
Cultural Heritage Has A Lot To Teach Us About Climate Change
by Cathy Daly, Jane Downes, and William Megarry
Museums, archaeological sites and historical buildings are rarely included in conversations about climate change, which…
The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights
The #MeToo Movement’s Roots in Women Workers’ Rights
by Peter Dreier
An unsung shero of the early 20th century, Rose Schneiderman organized women to fight for laws to protect them from…
How The Internet Has Failed Democracy
How The Internet Has Failed Democracy
by Robert Diab
Hardly a week goes by without news of another data breach at a large corporation affecting millions, most recently…
3 Reasons Some Countries Are Far More Unequal Than Others
3 Reasons Some Countries Are Far More Unequal Than Others
by Sandy Brian Hager
Why do the richest 1% of Americans take 20% of national income, but the richest 1% of Danes only 6%? Why have affluent…
How Massive Solar And Wind Farms Could Bring Vegetation Back To The Sahara
How Massive Solar And Wind Farms Could Bring Vegetation Back To The Sahara
by Alona Armstrong
Switching from fossil fuels to renewable energy is an important and necessary step towards averting climate change.
What Happens To The Middle Class As Inequality Rises?
What Happens To The Middle Class As Inequality Rises?
by Sapna Parikh
If the United States doesn’t address rising inequality, the middle class could start feeling the effects in the form of…
The Science Is Clear: We Have To Start Creating Our Low-carbon Future Today
The Science Is Clear: We Have To Start Creating Our Low-carbon Future Today
by Alan Finkel
This latest release of the special report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has put scientific…
Farmers' Climate Denial Begins To Wane As Reality Bites
Farmers' Climate Denial Begins To Wane As Reality Bites
by Sarah Ann Wheeler and Céline Nauges
Australia has been described as the “front line of the battle for climate change adaptation”, and our farmers are the…
Why Being Born In The Wrong ZIP Code Can Shorten Your Life
Why Being Born In The Wrong ZIP Code Can Shorten Your Life
by Jessica Young
Newly released data on life expectancy across the U.S. shows that where we live matters for how long we live. A person…
A Time for Truth, A Time for Healing
A Time for Truth, A Time for Healing
by Marie T. Russell
There seems to be so many things going on these days that need to be addressed. I compare the situation to a "healing…
How Our Food System Is At Risk Of Crossing Environmental Limits
How Our Food System Is At Risk Of Crossing Environmental Limits
by Marco Springmann
The global food system has a lot to answer for. It is a major driver of climate change, thanks to everything from…
IPCC 1.5℃ Report: Here's What The Climate Science Says
IPCC 1.5℃ Report: Here's What The Climate Science Says
by Keith Shine
The world’s climate scientists have spoken: if we want to limit human-induced global warming to 1.5℃ we probably can.…
What To Do If A Border Agent Demands Access To Your Digital Device
What To Do If A Border Agent Demands Access To Your Digital Device
by Katina Michael
Imagine returning home to Australia or New Zealand after a long-haul flight, exhausted and red-eyed. You’ve just…
6 Ways The Places Where You Grow Up Shape Your Life
6 Ways The Places Where You Grow Up Shape Your Life
by Brown University
Researchers have created an interactive, map-based tool—the Opportunity Atlas—that can trace the root of people’s…
Why You Might Be Paying More For Your Airfare Than The Person Seated Next To You
Why You Might Be Paying More For Your Airfare Than The Person Seated Next To You
by Rob Nicholls
Few things are more annoying than spending a large sum of money on a purchase, only to discover that someone else got…
Nobel Award Recognizes How Economic Forces Can Fight Climate Change
Nobel Award Recognizes How Economic Forces Can Fight Climate Change
by Andrew J. Hoffman and Ellen Hughes-Cromwick
Yale economist William Nordhaus has devoted his life’s work to understanding the costs of climate change and advocating…
Your Guide To Cyclone Science
Your Guide To Cyclone Science
by Kevin Walsh, Reader, School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne
Cyclone Winston struck Fiji on February 20, 2016, leaving a trail of destruction. Winston was a Category 5 cyclone (the…
Big Data Shows How 'Selfless' Driving Could Ease Traffic Congestion
Big Data Shows How 'Selfless' Driving Could Ease Traffic Congestion
by David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL
It’s easy to see why motor cars are such a popular form of transport: they’re private, comfortable and convenient. But…
Why Accused Sexual Harassers Get Promoted Anyway
Why Accused Sexual Harassers Get Promoted Anyway
by Elizabeth C. Tippett
For millions of American women – both those who’ve survived assault and those who have experienced workplace harassment…
The Un-united States Of America and A Way Forward
The Un-united States Of America and A Way Forward
by Robert Jennings, InnerSelf.com
For better or worse the radical remnants of the Republican party have now captured the American government completely.…
How Shareholder Profits Conquered Capitalism  And How Workers Can Win It Back
How Shareholder Profits Conquered Capitalism And How Workers Can Win It Back
by Louis Brennan
In the early days of industrial capitalism there were no protections for workers, and industrialists took their profits…
The Elimination Of Smallpox Showed How Humans Can Work Together
The Elimination Of Smallpox Showed How Humans Can Work Together
by Steven M Opal and J.M. Opal
If you were to watch a split-screen broadcast with global weather on one side and world politics on the other, you…
Facebook Hack Reveals The Perils Of Using A Single Account To Log In To Other Services
Facebook Hack Reveals The Perils Of Using A Single Account To Log In To Other Services
by Mike Johnstone
There are several flow-on effects from the recent Facebook hack. Any accounts on other platforms that use Facebook…
Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
Steven Pinker: Enlightenment Now
by Steven Pinker
In his book Enlightenment Now, Pinker makes the case that Enlightenment principles of reason, science and humanism are…
Global Warming Varies Greatly Depending Where You Live
Global Warming Varies Greatly Depending Where You Live
by Zeke Hausfather
As part of the Paris Agreement on climate change, the international community committed in 2015 to limit rising global…
Should Seeing Food Wasted Make Us Mad?
Should Seeing Food Wasted Make Us Mad?
by Martin Cohen,
There is currently a grand consensus of academics, policymakers and food campaign groups that “something must be done”…
Arctic Warming May Drive Long Heat Waves Or Cold Spells
Arctic Warming May Drive Long Heat Waves Or Cold Spells
by Todd Bates
Persistent weather conditions, including dry and wet spells, that have increased in the United States may be a result…
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women's Rights
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Helped Shape The Modern Era Of Women's Rights
by Jonathan Entin
As the debate about the treatment of women rages across the United States, one Supreme Court nominee arrived at her…
How Female Politicians Bolster Trust In Government Decisions
How Female Politicians Bolster Trust In Government Decisions
by Liz Entman
New research shows that the presence of women in a decision-making body increases the public’s perception of that…
Missing Emissions Aren't Counted As Pollution But Could Help Kill You
Missing Emissions Aren't Counted As Pollution But Could Help Kill You
by Peter Barlow
Exposure to air pollution has a staggering effect on human health. It is thought to cause around 7m premature deaths…
How Rising Inequality Is Stalling Economies By Crippling Demand
How Rising Inequality Is Stalling Economies By Crippling Demand
by Stephen Bell
In the last decade or more, economic growth has slowed across the Western world, although a belated though weak…
Why The Gulf Of St. Lawrence Is Losing Oxygen
Why The Gulf Of St. Lawrence Is Losing Oxygen
by Hannah Hickey
A new study links rapid deoxygenation in the Gulf of St. Lawrence to two powerful currents: the Gulf Stream and the…
Why Life Insurance Companies Want Your Fitbit Data
Why Life Insurance Companies Want Your Fitbit Data
by Lisa F. Carver
I recently predicted that health data from electronic sources could soon be compiled into a health or wellness report…
Reports Overlooked Racial Wealth Gap As Factor Behind 1960s Riots
Reports Overlooked Racial Wealth Gap As Factor Behind 1960s Riots
by Duke University
Racial wealth inequality was an important factor contributing to the riots in many American cities in the 1960s, but a…
Climate Change Concerns Unite Generations X And Y
Climate Change Concerns Unite Generations X And Y
by Linda McSweeny
Two generations of Australians, Generations X and Y, say climate change is their number one cause for concern,…
How To Make A Difference, One Small Action At A Time
How To Make A Difference, One Small Action At A Time
by Dirk Mathison
"I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move." --ROSA PARKS, on her decision to sit in…
Is It Better Light, Not Worse Behavior, That Explains Crimes On A Full Moon
Is It Better Light, Not Worse Behavior, That Explains Crimes On A Full Moon
by Wayne Petherick
It’s a full Moon. If past months have been anything to go by, this will be accompanied by a round of public chat about…
Why Diversity Is Vital For A Healthy Democracy
Why Diversity Is Vital For A Healthy Democracy
by Bert Gambini
Democracy demands a robust contest of ideas to thrive, and diversity is the best way of protecting the democratic…
Who Can Save Our Democracy? Open Letter from Michael Moore
Who Can Save Our Democracy? Open Letter from Michael Moore
by Michael Moore
I ask one simple question in my new film: how the hell did we let this happen and what the hell do we do now? Democracy…
7 Ways Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Paid Off Financially
7 Ways Michigan’s Medicaid Expansion Paid Off Financially
by Kara Gavin
When low-income Michigan residents enrolled in an expanded Medicaid program, many got more than just coverage for their…
Rogue Hurricanes That Head Northwards May Be New Normal
Rogue Hurricanes That Head Northwards May Be New Normal
by Alexander Roberts
Shortly after Hurricane Helene formed off the coast of West Africa on September 7, it did something unusual. Instead of…
How Relaxed Environmental Regulations Heighten Risk During Natural Disasters
How Relaxed Environmental Regulations Heighten Risk During Natural Disasters
by Brian J. Gerber and Melanie Gall
Heavy rains following Hurricane Florence have raised concerns over the release of toxic materials. Ash from coal-fired…
Battles Over Patriotism, Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools Span A Century
Battles Over Patriotism, Pledge Of Allegiance In Schools Span A Century
by Randall Curren and Charles Dorn
When a California school principal called controversial quarterback Colin Kaepernick an “anti-American thug” for his…
Why The World Needs More Swamps To Fight Climate Change
Why The World Needs More Swamps To Fight Climate Change
by William Moomaw, Gillian Davies, and Max Finlayson
“Drain the swamp” has long meant getting rid of something distasteful. Actually, the world needs more swamps – and…
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