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Understanding attitudes to climate change

Understanding attitudes to climate change

Denise Balkissoon writes an article in Canada’s Globe and Mail about that group between climate change deniers and climate change believers. What do you think?   ‘Climate-change agnosticism’ is a cop-out Is it possible to be a “climate-change agnostic?” And what would that even mean? It’s easy to identify a climate-change atheist, like the President … Continue reading

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