Category Archives: climate change

Political leaders’ attitudes toward COVID-19 risk are highly infectious – just like climate change denial

Coming from a political leader, Trump’s words and behaviors downplaying the risks are potent. My research as a professor who studies risk perception shows that in a highly polarized environment, political leaders’ rhetoric can play a significant role in shaping … Continue reading

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Climate change and the past, present, and future of biotic interactions

Biotic interactions drive key ecological and evolutionary processes and mediate ecosystem responses to climate change. The direction, frequency, and intensity of biotic interactions can in turn be altered by climate change. Understanding the complex interplay between climate and biotic interactions … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Shows Us What Our Future Could Look Like During Climate Crisis

Coronavirus, like climate, isn’t just about a singular crisis — it’s about multiple crises, stacked on top of each other, all at once. The COVID-19 pandemic has rapidly been absorbed into our collective consciousness, remaking the fabric of our lives. … Continue reading

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Diminishing Cognitive Capacities in an Ever Hotter World

Objective: Modeling and evaluating a series of power-law descriptions for boundary conditions of undiminished cognitive capacities under thermal stress. Background: Thermal stress degrades cognition, but precisely which components are affected, and to what degree, has yet to be fully determined. … Continue reading

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