Tagged with attitudes

Japanese youth show little interest in climate change

Japanese youth show little interest in climate change

The Japanese government is trying to change consumer behaviour but fewer young people are taking climate change seriously. Tatiana Schlossberg explains these developments in a recent New York Times article.   Japan Is Obsessed With Climate Change. Young People Don’t Get It At 12:30 p.m. on a recent Wednesday, the Ministry of the Environment offices … Continue reading

So, why do you save energy?

So, why do you save energy?

Understanding human behaviour is quite complex. It would be good if we were all economists and simply said that consumers do things in a rational manner – whatever that is. Chris Mooney, writing in the Washington Post, raises many important issues from a recent psychological study about why we take the actions we do.   … Continue reading

What do you think about environmental risks?

What do you think about environmental risks?

This is an important article that discusses the factors that influence environmental risk perceptions. Chelsea Harvey writes in the Washington Post about the paradox about how people perceive risks. She writes that a better understanding could help activists and policymakers become better communicators on environmental issues.   The huge paradox at the heart of how … Continue reading