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Climate Change and the Rise of Extreme Heat

By Aaron Hendrix. In a change of pace from the last two weeks’ discussion of the psychological health risks of climate change, this week I will be focusing on the health risks that extreme heat poses. According to NASA’s Global Land-Ocean Temperature index, in just the past half century global ...

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Flight 17: A Year Later

By Kimberly Schwicke. The downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 was the nexus that brought the West and Russia further involved into the Ukrainian conflict. While it never left the attention of political leaders and citizens around the world, it has come back to the forefront of people minds again ...

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Three email pitfalls to avoid!

By Karen Showalter. Who needs tips on emailing, right? We’ve been emailing longer than we could walk. Got it all figured out. Wrong. Well ok, maybe you’ve got a little emailing swagger. I’m not ruling it out. But in general, man have we, collectively, got a lot to learn. A ...

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Fall 2015 Positions Now Open! Join us…

Fall 2015 Positions Now Available with AMP Global Youth / Americans for Informed Democracy! Help us build the next generation of young global leaders! We are accepting applications for our: Training Team Global Issues Team: Blogging, Campaigns Communications Team: Social Media, Outreach, Partnerships We amplify the story, voice and power ...

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Climate Change & Mental Health

By Aaron Hendrix. In keeping with last week’s discussion of climate change’s burden on neurological diseases, this week I am going to explore the effects of climate change on the psychological health of individuals. Although initially the two topics seem totally unrelated, they are intimately tied together. Despite the fact ...

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The Climate and Your Brain: How are They Related?

By Aaron Hendrix. Last week I examined the harmful effects on fetal development and maternal health that climate change can have. Continuing with the pattern of areas of impact that may initially seem unconnected to climate change, this week I am investigating climate change’s impact on neurological disease incidence. From ...

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