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Rebecca Huntley: Stop making sense: Why it's time to get emotional about climate change

The science has been settled to the highest degree, so now the key to progress is understanding our psychological reactions.

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Biodiversity

Here we go again: Hopeful, fake animal news keeps spreading amid pandemic

Fake stories may seem like harmless fun—but in the long run, they undermine conservation efforts, scientists say.
www.nytimes.com
Toxics

In negotiations, givers are smarter than takers

Generosity is a sign of intelligence, and givers are the rising tide that lifts all boats.
www.forbes.com

Were people worried about a pandemic before COVID-19? Hardly, according to a study of global attitudes

If you asked people, today, to name the biggest global threats, it is likely that just about everyone would put pandemics on the top of the list. But that wasn't the case before Coronavirus came into existence. Far from it, actually.

ensia.com
Justice

Kristi E. White: Psychologists important role in the face of climate change

People are experiencing a loss of hope in the face of the climate crisis — but mental health professionals can help find healthy ways to move forward.

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Climate

The Guardian view on climate anxiety: We live in frightening times

When psychologists warn that global heating could cause trauma to become normalised, world leaders should take notice.

undark.org
Children

Does science support the 'wilderness' in wilderness therapy?

The pricey intervention for troubled teens has evolved over decades, but researchers still differ on a key question: Does the wilderness component matter?
theconversation.com
Population

Cities increase your risk of depression, anxiety and psychosis – but bring mental health benefits too

Over half of the world's population – 4.2 billion people – live in cities. This number is expected to rise, with 68% of the global population estimated to live in urban areas by 2050.

www.cbc.ca
Climate

'Smelly and gross' green bins major barrier to increased use: study

Starting next month, Ottawa residents will be able to use plastic bags in their green bins — and city officials are hoping that will reduce negative impressions about the organic waste program.
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Climate

How does climate change affect people?

An Environment Canada report highlighting a finding that Canada's temperature is rising twice as fast as the global average offers little insight into the impact on people, says a UVic professor.

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Climate

How to change the minds of climate deniers

Recent polls have found the number of people who believe climate change is real has jumped. What convinced them?
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