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Damage or wear to type, resulting in a defective impression. Because each battered type creates a unique impression, Hinman, Blayney, and others have successfully used evidence from ...

Human Health

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

...subject to multiple stresses, natural environments can exhibit symptoms that signal reduced resilience, resistance, and regenerative capabilities. Ecosystems are not fragile, and their flexibility and survival strategies can be strengthened by systematic stress (the alternating battering of seasonal changes in temperate ecosystems, for example). But their tolerance for abuse has its limits. Water, food, and health are three of our basic needs. These issues are interrelated, and global change threatens to change all three. Maintenance of health entails providing...

Effects of Rapid Climate Change on Violence and Conflict

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Courtney Plante, Johnie J. Allen, and Craig A. Anderson

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication

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...researchers have capitalized on the abundance of professional sport data to show similar effects, as they did in one study comparing the frequency with which Major League Baseball pitchers struck the opposing team’s batter. Across thousands of games, researchers found that on hotter days, pitchers were significantly more likely to strike batters, even after statistically controlling for variables related to the pitcher’s control ( Reifman et al., 1991 ; Larrick et al., 2011 ). These studies showcase more than just the creativity of researchers; they also illustrate...

Belief Systems

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

...influence in energizing the ecology movement, we are still too close to most of its successors to judge their staying power. Certainly, there were many popular books written on ecological themes in the years after Carson, among them the phenomenally successful, though critically battered, The Greening of America ( 1969 ), by Charles A. Reich , and The Making of a Counter Culture ( 1969 ), by Theodore Roszak . Both were studies of youth as revolutionaries overturning the mechanistic, technocratic world, but both had environmental implications. A few years...

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