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Intertidal snails (Credit: Bob Peterson / Flickr)

Climate change research has experienced bourgeoning popularity over the past two decades or so, and ecophysiology is one such field where this is no exception. Overwhelming evidence now suggests that the frequency of extreme temperature events will increase in the future. Tolerance of a wide range of conditions has allowed animals to adapt to niches from the constant and benign, to the extreme and highly variable. Understanding how organisms are capable of responding to this thermal variability in their surroundings, especially those thought to already occupy highly stressful environments, helps us to anticipate species responses to a warming world.

Read more: Intertidal Snails Don’t Follow Conventional Thermal Performance Models

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A photo on the Everyday Climate Change Instagram feed shows a Somali woman walking to collect water in Kapasa IDP Camp in Jubaland in June 2017. Photo by Georgina Goodwin

James Whitlow Delano had long regarded Instagram as a platform for mundane daily photography — pictures of “babies and what I had for lunch,” he used to say.

That was before he heard about the Everyday Africa Instagram account. It's a unique feed generated by Peter DiCampo and other photographers living in various countries across the continent. Every day, they post photos of life in Africa. Their goal is to disrupt the conventional narrative about a continent plagued by war, disease, and poverty.

Read more: Photographers harness Instagram power to fight climate change

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While it’s good to promote your family, friends, and community to be more climate-conscious, it is important that you, yourself, practice what you preach.

You should lead by way of shrinking your carbon footprint and making climate-friendlier household decisions. People might expect this, and they ought to. Furthermore, it will allow you to realize the intricacies of sustainable living for the New Year to come and better inform your decisions.

What are some ways you can adapt to establish a home that is environment-friendly for the year 2018 and, perhaps, cut cost? Here’s how you can practice climate change in your home.

Read more: Practicing climate change at home for 2018

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