Use these phrases when talking about climate change

Phrases like "Global warming" and "climate change" don't carry any weight.

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  • A neurological study shows that there are better ways to get someone to care about the threat of a climate in crisis.
  • Catastrophe and more visceral words are more likely to make someone take action.
  • Framing the problem in a different way can make naysayers come over to the cause.
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Finally, a world map that's all about oceans

The Spilhaus Projection may be more than 75 years old, but it has never been more relevant than today.

  • Athelstan Spilhaus designed an oceanic thermometer to fight the Nazis, and the weather balloon that got mistaken for a UFO in Roswell.
  • In 1942, he produced a world map with a unique perspective, presenting the world's oceans as one body of water.
  • The Spilhaus Projection could be just what the oceans need to get the attention their problems deserve.
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This First-Ever Plant Sucks CO2 out of the Air and Feeds It to Vegetables

Giant fans start capturing CO2 from the air as the world's first commercial carbon capture plant goes live.

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Watch How UAE Plans to Drag Icebergs from Antarctica to Solve Its Water Shortage

A company plans to transform the world's most arid region by bringing icebergs from Antarctica.

Iceberg by UAE coast. Credit: National Advisor Bureau Limited

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Harvard Scientists Launch $20M 'Stratospheric Injection' Climate Change Experiment

US scientists fearing for Earth's climate future begin testing solar geoengineering. The consequences may be terrifying — which is exactly why we need these small-scale experiments.

Solar engineering could allow humanity to deliberately increase the planet's reflectivity. (Image: Harvard University)

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