Climate change and human behaviour

The Earth is heating up fast because of anthropogenic climate change. Global greenhouse emissions continue to rise, while extreme weather events ravage lives, livelihoods and ecosystems. Scientists warn of impending disaster without urgent, decisive action. Human behaviour is not only the driver of climate change, but also crucial in fighting and mitigating its impacts. This Focus, a collaboration between Nature Human Behaviour and Nature Climate Change, features a broad range of Review and Opinion content on the role of human behaviour in adaption to climate change and mitigation of its negative consequences. This new content is complemented by relevant empirical research across the Nature Portfolio journals.

In the background the Earth. In the foreground an open toolbox surrounded by humans who engage in pro-environmental behaviour such as planting trees, carrying solar panels or protesting against climate change.



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