Climate change academics from some of the regions worst hit by warming are struggling to be published, according to a new analysis. The study looked at 100 of the most highly cited climate research papers over the past five years. Less than 1% of the authors were based in Africa, while only 12 of the papers had a female lead researcher. The lack of diverse voices means key perspectives are being ignored, says the study’s author.
BBC 6th Oct 2021 read more »
The existential threat posed by the climate crisis has ‘significantly’ raised levels of eco-anxiety – the chronic fear of environmental doom – particularly among young people, and is likely to be damaging to individuals and society, experts have warned. Writing in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) in a special edition on the climate, health experts from Imperial College London say recognition of eco-anxiety and its psychological impacts is increasing, but leaders are still failing to address the worsening environment crisis.
Independent 7th Oct 2021 read more »