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Will Compassion Save Humanity?

I have looked squarely at the most pressing problems confronting humanity — global climate change, mass extinctions, resource depletion, increasing toxicity of our soils, over population, and more — and still I am hopeful.  How can this be? The answer is that human beings are incredibly resilient creatures.  We are capable of love and beauty […]

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Want to Change The World? Study Cognitive Science!

For all you change makers, young and old, I offer this advice: If you want to change the world, study more cognitive science. When I left grad school almost a decade ago with a strong desire to address climate change and trained as a climate scientist, I knew that another physicist wasn’t going to make […]

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