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Research in the economic sciences lies at the heart of addressing global societal challenges and achieving progress towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The Nature Research journals welcome the submission of research across the spectrum of economic sciences and allied disciplines. This Collection highlights economics research from a range of Nature Research journals that feature economics as a priority area in their scope.
Migration is one way in which humans adapt to environmental change, but understanding when, where and how migration will occur as consequence of climate change remains a challenge. In this Focus, Nature Climate Change presents a suite of Comments, News, Perspectives, and original research on this topic.
Snow is a key component of the climate system, and is changing markedly with anthropogenic warming. In this Focus, Nature Climate Change presents a suite of Comments, Reviews, Perspectives, and original research on this topic.
This evolving collection draws together content from Nature Climate Change, Nature Geoscience, Nature Communications and Nature to provide comment on how research might best inform decisions about limiting climate warming as well as presenting pertinent new research that addresses this very question.
Mental health is often excluded from discussions of the health impacts of climate change. In this collection we feature pieces that explore different ways in which climate change can impact mental health that highlight important directions for future research.
The ocean is absorbing large amounts of anthropogenic heat and carbon. This is altering many ocean properties, which will influence the viability and health of marine biota. At the base of the foodchain are phytoplankton, the primary producers, which not only support the marine ecosystem but sequester carbon to the deep ocean. In this web focus we present a variety of original research and opinion pieces that highlight the pressures on marine phytoplankton under climate change and suggest directions for future research.
In June 2015, the Pope delivered a high-profile encyclical on climate change and the environment. The near-200 page document called for the Catholic church to enter a "dialogue with all people about our common home". This Focus provides a scholarly foundation for that dialogue, with world-leading ecologists, sociologists and economists highlighting the strengths and limitations of the Popeâ€™s call for action.