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This article was published in the Star Tribune on May 2, 2016
By Mark Buchanan Bloomberg
Climate change: The psychology of inaction
Future threats are a mental blind spot for us — and they always have been — but there are ways to get around that.
People tend to fear spiders and snakes more than they do electrical sockets or fireworks, even though the latter present a far greater danger. This might help explain why humans have such a hard time seeing the threat of climate change.
Evolutionary psychologists argue that much of human behavior can be understood only…read more
The striking photos of the experience of climate change bring feelings of anguish and the accompanying words well, utter disbelief. A coral reef bleached white and lifeless, a mother polar bear and her lone cub on a small piece of ice surrounded by vast open seas, and morbidly obscene piles of trash through which children search for gain, are frequent photographic visitors to the screens of information consumed by millions.read more