Our paper about the human climate niche was among the 5 most popular scientific papers of May 2020. It was the only non-COVID-19-related study in May’s top five. The paper has been covered by more than 150 online news outlets so far, and reached almost 5 million people on Twitter.
Marten Scheffer and Tim Kohler were this week’s guests in the official podcast channel of the Santa Fe Institute. In this episode, they discussed the past and future human climate niche, how our ability to adapt to climate change is hampered by the psychology of sunk costs, and how a better understanding of social tipping points and collective information processing at the scale of civilization could help prevent the catastrophes ensured by business as usual.
The paper “Future of the human climate niche” came just came out in PNAS. Read more