In a hot room, you’re told to play a vicious game. Will heat make you behave badly?

Here’s an experiment that seems excruciating to imagine in the midst of the current global heat wave: Starting six years ago, researchers began putting thousands of people in baking hot rooms to find out if high temperatures may make us more violent. The findings surprised even the scientists – and could have major implications for world peace.

Climate education for equitable future

As the adverse effects of the climate crisis become increasingly imminent, the call for equity in all spheres of life needs to be equated with the call for climate change education (CCE). It is imperative for the educational curriculum to incorporate climate education as an integral element of every discipline, from STEM courses to literature and the arts. The significance of a curriculum inclusive of climate education lies in its interdisciplinary potential to build students who can initiate cross-sectoral climate action. However, school curricula in India currently lack this focus on interdisciplinary climate studies.

Soaring temperatures and food prices threaten violent unrest

As the world warms, the link between heat and social disturbance is an increasingly important one and, this summer, an especially concerning one. Each upheaval has its own causes, but certain factors make disturbances more likely everywhere. Surging temperatures, rising food prices and cuts to public spending—three of the strongest predictors of turmoil—have driven estimates of the potential for unrest to unprecedented highs in recent months. These estimates will probably rise higher still this summer. Temperatures are unlikely to have peaked. Russia’s exit from the Black Sea Grain Initiative to export supplies from Ukraine and India’s recent ban on rice exports may raise the price of staples. Social unrest is already bubbling in Kenya, India, Israel and South Africa.

Experts Call on Governments to use available evidence to improve the lives of people

Evidence-informed policies are what Africa needs to improve people’s lives, experts meeting in Nairobi for the 11th Africa Evidence Summit on evidence-informed policy governance said.

According to experts at the meeting and drawn from worldwide, governments will begin setting the right development priorities, design cost-effective interventions, and enhance program implementation when using research evidence.

Experts urge Governments to Use Evidence for Improving People’s Lives Effectively

During the 11th Africa Evidence Summit held in Nairobi, experts emphasized the importance of evidence-informed policies for improving the lives of people in Africa. They highlighted that governments should prioritize research evidence to set development priorities, design cost-effective interventions, and enhance program implementation.

The world’s deadliest war last year wasn’t in Ukraine

Sudan has a long history of civil wars, and conflicts around the world are worsening, with a significant increase in the number of people displaced and in need of emergency aid due to conflict-driven issues. Sudan’s conflict involves powerful individuals vying for control, but the broader global problem of increasing conflict persistence is influenced by factors such as eroding norms, climate change, religious extremism, and foreign intervention. These factors have led to a rise in the number of displaced people and those in need of emergency aid due to conflict-driven issues.