Earth Day 2020
Real Science, Real Actions, Making Real Changes.
Fifty years on from the first Earth Day we now see environmental protections being rolled back and hear frightening predictions of the fate of our planet.
Yet researchers are making a difference! This collection of fifteen papers represents climate action. The articles cover research on paleoclimatology, energy, carbon pricing, sustainability for laboratories, effective communication of climate change, big earth data, environmental justice and a lot more.
The articles below are free to access through this page until 30th May 2020.
We hope this collection sheds light on the critical importance of academic research in shaping past, present and future responses to climate change.
Sound scientific papers focused on actionable research.
|Carbon Management||Evaluating the relationship among agriculture, energy demand, finance and environmental degradation in one belt and one road economies||M. Hafeez, C. Yuan, W. Shah, M. Mahmood, et al.||2020|
|International Journal of Digital Earth||Big Earth Data science: an information framework for a sustainable planet||H. Guo, S. Nativi, D. Liang, M. Craglia, et al.||2020|
|Journal of Integrative Environmental Sciences||Identifying and overcoming obstacles to the implementation of sustainable development at universities||W. Filho, Y. Wu, L. Brandli, L. Avila, et al.||2017|
|Journal of Sustainable Forestry||GlobalTreeSearch: The first complete global database of tree species and country distributions||E. Beech, M. Rivers, S. Oldfield & P. Smith.||2017|
|Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology||Paleosols of the Permian-Triassic: proxies for rainfall, climate change and major changes in terrestrial tetrapod diversity||N. Tabor, C. Sidor, R. Smith, S. Nesbit, et al.||2017|
Research focused on efforts already underway, reviewing what works and what doesn’t in regards to climate action.
|Climate and Development||The ‘boomerang effect’: insights for improved climate action||L. Swatuk, B. Thomas, L. Wirkus, F. Krampe, et al.||2020|
|Climate Policy||Carbon Pricing in Practice: a review of existing emissions trading systems||E. Narasshimhan, K. Gallagher, S. Koester & J. Alejo.||2018|
|Environment: Science and Policy for Sustainable Development||The Sustainability Challenges Facing Research and Teaching Laboratories When Going Green||M. Banks, M. Metz & D. Smyth.||2020|
|Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B||Environmental health effects attributed to toxic and infectious agents following hurricanes, cyclones, flash floods and major hydrometeorological events||T. Erickson, J. Brooks, E. Nilles, P. Pham, et al.||2019|
|Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research||Attacked from two fronts: Interactive effects of anthropogenic and biotic disturbances generate complex movement patterns||S. Valente, A. Skarin, P. Ciucci & A. Uboni.||2020|
Research which examines the human aspects of climate action: from effective communication in the media to environmental justice, citizen science, and more.
|Environmental Communication||The US News Media, Polarization on Climate Change, and Pathways to Effective Communication||T. Bolsen & M. Shapiro.||2018|
|Journal of Land Use Science||Why telecoupling research needs to account for environmental justice||S. Boillat, A. Martin, T. Adams, D. Daniel, et al.||2020|
|Local Environment; The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability||Engagement with climate change and the environment: a review of the role of relationships to place||E. Nicolosi & J. Corbett.||2018|
|Polar Geography||Citizen science and the public nature of climate action||M. Groulx, L. Fishback & A. Winegardner.||2019|
|Weatherwise||No Fairy Tale Ending: The Future of Water and the American Southwest||S. Battaglia.||2019|