Climate change and human behaviour

The Earth is heating up fast because of anthropogenic climate change. Global greenhouse emissions continue to rise, while extreme weather events ravage lives, livelihoods and ecosystems. Scientists warn of impending disaster without urgent, decisive action. Human behaviour is not only the driver of climate change, but also crucial in fighting and mitigating its impacts.

This Focus, a collaboration between Nature Human Behaviour (NHB) and Nature Climate Change (NCC), features a broad range of Review and Opinion content on the role of human behaviour in adaption to climate change and mitigation of its negative consequences. This new content is complemented by relevant empirical research across the Nature Portfolio journals.

The focus, edited by Samantha Antusch & Lingxiao Yan, and published on 16 November 2022, includes a wealth of material.

Not all content is open access. On the whole all editorials, and nearly all Nature Human Behaviour comment and review articles are open access. The research articles contain a clear indication of which ones are open access and which ones not.