The Conversation

The Conversation US arose out of deep-seated concerns for the fading quality of our public discourse – and recognition of the vital role that academic experts can play in the public arena. The Conversation’s mission is particularly resonant in the U.S., where people universally sense that the country’s social fabric is strained and the common ground people share is shrinking. Information always has been essential to democracy – a societal good, like clean water. But many now find it difficult to put their trust in the media. And with little consensus about what to believe, it only becomes harder to reach agreement with fellow citizens regarding what’s truthful. The Conversation US seeks to be part of the solution to this problem.

The Conversation

Using the Ocean to Fight Climate Change Raises Serious Environmental Justice and Technical Questions

November 8, 2022

Heat waves, droughts and extreme weather are endangering people and ecosystems somewhere in the world almost every day. These...

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The Conversation

Climate Change Threatens Food but Microscopic Algae Offer Answers

October 7, 2022

In 2021 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change issued the first volume of its latest authoritative report on climate...

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The Conversation

Hunger Is Increasing Worldwide but Women Bear the Brunt of Food Insecurity

Recent UN data on food insecurity paints a bleak picture of a growing international problem: global hunger is not...

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The Conversation

Indigenous Food Sovereignty Requires Better Data Collection

Indigenous communities are increasingly investing in agriculture to sustain their cultures and economies. Indigenous Peoples have a long history...

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The Conversation

Green Buildings Can Boost Productivity, Well-Being and Health of Workers

September 30, 2022

Most people now recognize the energy savings benefits of green buildings. These buildings use less water, energy and other...

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The Conversation

Does Turning the Air Conditioning Off When You’re not Home Actually Save Energy? Three Engineers Run the Numbers

August 25, 2022

Hot summer days can mean high electricity bills. People want to stay comfortable without wasting energy and money. Maybe...

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The Conversation

Future Engineers Need To Understand Their Human Impact – Here’s How My Classes Prepare Students To Tackle Problems Like Climate Change

January 13, 2022

Interested in learning more about technology and design for good? Take Engineering for Change’s online course, Introduction to Engineering...

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The Conversation

Want to Solve Society’s Most Urgent Problems? Cash Prizes Can Spur Breakthroughs

September 28, 2021

Editor’s note: While considering the efficacy of cash prizes, please see this ongoing competition by ConservationX Labs: The Artisanal...

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The Conversation

We Created a Tool to Help Predict COVID-19 Increases in African Countries

July 26, 2021

One of the obstacles if you are trying to guide policy and protect people from COVID-19 is the bewildering...

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The Conversation

Most Buildings Were Designed for an Earlier Climate – Here’s What Will Happen as Global Warming Accelerates

July 8, 2021

Climate change will affect every aspect of our lives – including the buildings we live and work in. Most...

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