The power to save the planet is inside us all: How to get past despair to powerful action on climate change

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How well people exercise their agency will determine the severity of global warming – and its consequences, according to leading scientists Michael E. Mann and Tom Bateman

Our species is in a race with climate change, and a lot of people want to know: 'Can I really make a difference?' The question concerns what's known as agency. Its meaning is complex, but in a nutshell...

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