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Climate Change: A Threat to Health, But Also an Opportunity for Action

Our planet is warming at an alarming pace, and the consequences are far-reaching. Recent research published in Nature Medicine by Diarmid Campbell-Lendrum, Tara Neville, Christian Schweizer, and Maria Neira reveals a troubling connection: climate change is not just an environmental issue; it’s a major threat to global health.   The study underscores the perilous pace …

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Unlocking the Climate Finance Puzzle: A Wealth Tax Revolution

In a recent study, researchers Chancel, Bothe, and Voituriez dive into the heart of the triple climate inequality crisis, revealing an urgent need for a revolutionary solution. Published in Nature Climate Change, their work sheds light on the intricate dance between rising urban inequality, deepening political divisions, and the looming spectre of pollution and global …

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 The Silent Threat: Air Pollution & Your Mental Health

In a groundbreaking study conducted in Rome, a team of researchers uncovered a concerning link between long-term exposure to air pollution and mental disorders. The study, co-authored by Federica Nobile, Anna Forastiere, Paola Michelozzi, Francesco Forastiere, and Massimo Stafoggia, delves into the impact of air pollution on the mental well-being of adults over eight years. …

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The Power of Breathing Together: Durban Shack Dwellers Turn Air into Collective Action

In a world where air pollution and environmental concerns are gaining increasing attention, a recent study sheds light on a remarkable phenomenon in South Africa that speaks volumes about human resilience and community solidarity. Titled “Coughing Out the City: Habitable Air in Petrochemical South Africa” by Kerry Ryan Chance, this study explores how residents of …

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Gramsci at Sea: Navigating the Oceanic Mind of a Revolutionary

In a world grappling with unprecedented environmental challenges and the complexities of global capitalism, a new book, “Gramsci at Sea” by Sharad Chari (Senior Researcher – Habitable Air), offers a thought-provoking exploration of the renowned philosopher Antonio Gramsci’s ideas in the context of our oceanic present. While Gramsci is not typically associated with the sea, …

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Climate Change and Children’s Health: A Call to Action for a Safer Future

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the United States released its Climate Change and Children’s Health Report, the implications reverberate not only within the country but resonate globally. Children, being a vulnerable demographic, bear a disproportionate burden of the effects of climate change, including higher rates of respiratory disease, reduced academic achievement, increased risk …

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Capturing Solastalgia: A Visual Journey Through a Changing Landscape

In an era marked by environmental challenges and shifting landscapes, Habitable Air Senior Researcher, Courtney Desiree Morris takes us on a poignant visual odyssey. Titled “Solastalgia,” this photographic series dives deep into the heart of southwest Louisiana, a region steeped in the history of the petroleum industry.   Solastalgia, a term coined by Australian environmental …

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Monitoring and Measuring Emissions: The Habitable Air Project

The Habitable Air project introduces a new pilot study to identify, monitor, and measure community-level emissions. The pilot study, led by Dr. Kerry Chance, will employ air quality sensors placed in key household and institutional sites.   The article was first published by the Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen: 04.08.2023       …

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Unveiling Insights into Holistic Energy Systems: A Profile Feature of Katja Mueller

In the expansive realm of energy production systems, where the interplay of technology, society, and the environment forms a complex web of influences, Katja Mueller emerges as a prominent researcher unravelling the intricate tapestry. one researcher stands out. Affiliated with the Habitable Air project, Mueller’s journey into this multifaceted domain has been inspired by a …

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