Psychology & Psychiatry

Can positive psychology change the world?

Addressing the social and global issues that confront us can only be achieved by shifting our focus from 'me' to 'we," and from short-term to longer-term thinking, UNSW Sydney's Visiting Professorial Fellow in the School ...

Medical research

The COVID-19 crisis could reshape public health for the better

Few are happy with how the COVID-19 pandemic was handled in the United States in its first year: staggering infection rates, hospitals running out of beds, a death toll that topped 500,000 (as of March 1, 2021). Restaurants ...

Health

Climate change 'to decimate NT's rural health workforce'

The Northern Territory (NT) could lose up to a third of its doctors as they look to escape the dangerous effects of climate change, according to new analysis from The Australian National University (ANU).

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Climate change

Climate change is any long-term change in the statistics of weather over periods of time that range from decades to millions of years. It can express itself as a change in the mean weather conditions, the probability of extreme conditions, or in any other part of the statistical distribution of weather. Climate change may occur in a specific region, or across the whole Earth.

In recent usage, especially in the context of environmental policy, climate change usually refers to changes in modern climate (see global warming). For information on temperature measurements over various periods, and the data sources available, see temperature record. For attribution of climate change over the past century, see attribution of recent climate change.

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