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How dyslexia could help humans adapt to climate change

People with dyslexia may play a critical role in our species' collective ability to solve problems and adapt. Such abilities could be harnessed to tackle problems such as climate change. Image: Unsplash/Alan Rodriguez

Helen Taylor

Research Associate, University of Strathclyde. Affiliated Scholar, University of Cambridge

Kate Tointon

Freelance communications professional, specialising in conservation and the environment


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