Heather Lazrus is an environmental anthropologist who studies perceptions of and responses to extreme weather in the context of a changing climate.
IPCC reports are hailed as objective, empirical evidence. But the social life of their production and circulation has much to do with conflicting politics, values, and choices.
In New York, the sustainable city is being built on its own undoing.
The Antarctic ice sheets are losing mass at an accelerating rate. How do scientists explain and engage with this increasingly urgent climate crisis?
In 2018, a wildfire swept through Northern California. Forensic anthropologists were called in to identify skeletal remains in a devastated recovery scene.
For women of color on Louisiana’s Gulf Coast, everyday environmental and climate activism is entangled with intimate lives.
The deterministic view that climate change invariably causes migration, competition, violence, and collapse is overly simplistic. Bioarchaeology shows us that human responses are far more complex and diverse.
To navigate the growing storms of climate change, St. Croix is doubling down on the fiscal promise of oil. Residents demand otherwise.
In 2014, the first of Iceland’s named glaciers suffered death by human-made climate change. Two anthropologists decided to mark its passing.
Heat is anthropogenic, as we know well in our time of heightened discourse around climate change. And in cities like Chennai, India, the heat has only gotten hotter.