Although humanity as a whole is more aware than ever of the negative effects of climate change, we’re edging ever closer to the tipping point. The damage from irreversible climate change is expected to impact virtually every industry on Earth, including Read more […]
Prioritizing green infrastructure like urban gardening, cities can better adapt to climate change and reduce their environmental impact.
The COVID-19 brought disruption. As societies tentatively begin to reopen, the pandemic holds lessons for how the world faces the climate crisis threat.
Farming contributes 10% to European greenhouse gas emissions, especially when current techniques are anything but eco-conscious.
The agricultural industry must conduct a massive overhaul of its current practices to avoid pushing the planet closer to permanent harm.
Climate change poses a threat to archaeological heritage. However, archaeological heritage seldom appears in the IPCC-reports on climate change. There is an urgent need to connect archaeology with this phenomenon, according to scientists, as rising sea levels and the increase of extreme weather events pose a real threat. Measures have to be taken to protect vulnerable sites, which often are situated in coastal areas. The general public can help, as various projects along Europe’s coast show.
Human activity is threatening our climate at an unprecedented rate, yet the media is failing to engage young people in the crucial topic of climate change.
At ECSJ2017 communicators, journalists and artists who portray climate change in their art discussed the role of popular culture in communicating this topic
In 1973, a group of scientists published a report linking rising CO2 with global warming and some of the resulting meteorological patterns. It was one of the first publications on what would later be called ‘climate change’. Surprisingly, the report’s authors worked at Munich Re, one of the big players in the global insurance business. “Our industry […] started monitoring this issue long before the public even noted that there was a problem,” says Peter Höppe, head of the company’s Geo Risks Research division based in Germany. Höppe will join the roundtable “Climate: facts, figures and future” at the 4th European Conference of Science Journalism.
Climate change is on the mind of many scientists, beyond experts in the field. It is where science diplomacy has been at work in the month preceding the climate change conference, COP21, opening in Paris on 30th November 2015. But does science diplomacy make a difference? EuroScientist talks to various experts in the field and analyses the likely outcome of such talks.
Supply chains have been a big topic in the news lately. That’s because these integral elements of global trade are how we transport our goods. When they’re disrupted, the results are bad for businesses and consumers alike. Fortunately, however, innovations in logistics tech are helping to stabilize supply chains worldwide.
UniSAFE is a three-year project funded by the European Commission aiming to eradicate gender-based violence in academia and research. Launched in 2021, the project will provide up-to-date, robust and reliable data on gender-based violence, including newly emerging forms of violence, in universities and research performing organisations. These results will then be translated into recommendations and a toolbox for universities and research organisations intent on eradicating it.
By Christof Royer This is a reply to Michael Esfeld’s article The Open Society and its New Enemies, which was published in European Scientist in April this year. See https://www.europeanscientist.com/en/features/the-open-society-and-its-new-enemies/. Covid-19 Read more […]