Psyched out—the mental barriers that prevent us from solving global problems

In 1969, Psychologist Elisabeth Kübler-Ross published a book outlining five key steps in the grieving process. Decades later, these five steps have entrenched themselves almost ubiquitously into western society’s understanding of grief, with references to them occurring in everything from academic research to pop culture. Flash-forward to 2015—another psychologist, Per Espen Stoknes, has published his … Continue reading Psyched out—the mental barriers that prevent us from solving global problems

The most AMAZING story you’ll ever read! (A.K.A., the concerning rise of Click-Baiting and sensational “science”)

Social media can be a catalyst for spreading awareness about scientific and environmental issues, and in some cases can help affect positive change. But for every link posted that actually leads to a valid, well-researched story, there are a dozen more that MIS-lead you to some nonsense article, or worse—a sensationalized, one-sided, often poorly-researched story … Continue reading The most AMAZING story you’ll ever read! (A.K.A., the concerning rise of Click-Baiting and sensational “science”)

A message of Optimism on World Oceans Day

Today is World Oceans Day—a day to recognize the life-giving resources the ocean provides, and a day for all ocean-related organizations to create a united front on social media to bring attention to ocean issues. In my last post, I discussed my capricious relationship with social media and its ability to both connect us with … Continue reading A message of Optimism on World Oceans Day