Study seeks 'more complete and nuanced understanding of climate change denial' - The National Science Foundation is funding a doctoral dissertation on "climate change denial." - The research rests on the "socially organized denial" theory, which claims people do not act on climate change fears because of "social norms" that "avoid uncomfortable feelings."
- 'Particulate aerosol pollution reductions...led to an increase in surface radiative forcing'
It has been assumed COVID lockdowns and their associated reductions in human CO2 emissions would be a “step in the right direction” with regard to climate change mitigation. But a new study finds the particulate (aerosol) pollution reductions from less industrial and transportation activity in Europe during the months of March to May (2020) actually led to an increase in surface radiative forcing ~65 times greater than from business-as-usual CO2 emissions.