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Human reactions to climate change: a social psychological perspective
Rusi Jaspal and Brigitte Nerlich
Climate change is a significant global challenge but also a controversial topic. In this article, we present an integrative theoretical framework and discuss the social psychological aspects of climate change, focusing on how it is communicated and understood, and how people respond to it. First, we focus on linguistic constructions of climate change and its mitigation measures, drawing on tenets …
Putting the brakes on climate change – it’s about more than just CO2.
Kathleen A. Mar
Climate change mitigation is about more than just CO2. Mitigating a suite of additional pollutants is important for limiting climate change: in particular, taking action on what are known as “short-lived climate-forcing pollutants” (SLCPs). Although it is common to report the effect of non-CO2 climate warmers in terms of “CO2 equivalence” they aren’t simply “equivalent” – their effects on climate …
The impact of climate change will hit urban dwellers first – Can green infrastructure save us?
Two phenomena that can cause large numbers of premature human deaths have gained attention in the last years: heat waves and air pollution. These two effects have two things in common: They are closely related to climate change and they are particularly intense in urban areas. Urban areas are particular susceptible to these impacts because they can store lots of …
Increasing heat creates hardship for brick kiln workers in Chennai, India and the alternative pathways reducing it
Karin Lundgren Kownacki, Siri M. Kjellberg, Pernille Goosh, Marwa Dabaieh and Vidhya Venugopal
Climate change brings new burdens to people working outdoors. Migrant populations working at brick kilns in India are one such group facing dangerously overheated working conditions. Many migrate to the kilns from rural areas under bonded labor conditions. We argue that solutions need to go beyond industry-oriented technology-based solutions and focus on the social problem and take a people focused …
The impact of climate change on Australian Aboriginal hunter-gatherers and their response over the last 35,000 years.
Alan N Williams
In a recent article, I (and my colleagues) present models of population change for key regions across Australia over the last 35,000 years. We use these models to test an archaeological method (the use of numbers of radiocarbon dates as an indicator of human behaviour), explore the relationship of Aboriginal people and climate change, and to provide a status update …