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Global warming can have a positive side, says Owen Paterson

Global warming can have a positive side, says Owen Paterson | climate change | Scoop.it
Secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs, says global warming could allow food to be grown further north (There are advantages to global warming, says Environment Secretary, Owen Paterson | Guardian:
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Backstage at Maxime Simoens Spring / Summer 2014

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Posted in Fashion / Fashion pictures / Paris fashion week / Runway & fashion show pictures Everyone might talk about the actual catwalk, but it’s backstage where you get to get up close and personal with the hair, makeup and clothes that makes a...

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Climate change? Try catastrophic climate breakdown | Environment ...

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George Monbiot: The message from the IPCC report is familiar and shattering: it's as bad as we thought it was.
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Student Growth: Developing a Student Learning Objective System ...

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... Coach Academy · Friday, September 27, 2013. Northeast TURN Conference Registration is Now OPEN! Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Superintendent and Administrator Network. © Consortium for Educational Change.
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Why Do So Many People Still Doubt Climate Change? | Slate.com

Why Do So Many People Still Doubt Climate Change? | Slate.com | climate change | Scoop.it

When scholars of the future write the history of climate change, they may look to early 2008 as a pivotal moment. Al Gore's film An Inconvenient Truth was bringing the science to the masses. The economist Nicholas Stern had made the financial case for tackling the problem sooner rather than later. And the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change had just issued its most unequivocal report yet on the link between human activity and climatic change.

 

The scientific and economic cases were made. Surely with all those facts on the table, soaring public interest and ambitious political action were inevitable?

 

The exact opposite happened. Fast-forward to today, with the release of the IPCC's latest report on the state of climate science, and it is clear that public concern and political enthusiasm have not kept up with the science. Apathy, lack of interest, and even outright denial are more widespread than they were in 2008.

 

How did the rational arguments of science and economics fail to win the day? There are many reasons, but an important one concerns human nature.

 

Through a growing body of psychological research, we know that scaring or shaming people into sustainable behavior is likely to backfire. We know that it is difficult to overcome the psychological distance between the concept of climate change—not here, not now—and people's everyday lives. We know that beliefs about the climate are influenced by extreme and even daily weather.

 

One of the most striking findings is that concern about climate change is not only, or even mostly, a product of how much people know about science. Increased knowledge tends to harden existing opinions.

 

These findings and many more are increasingly available to campaigners and science communicators, but it is not clear that lessons are being learned. In particular there is a great deal of resistance toward the idea that communicating climate change requires more than explaining the science.

 

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EnviroJMS's curator insight, October 2, 2013 7:16 AM

Interesting insight into the different views on climate change

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Lee Pratt, MASS, MSA's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:35 PM

subcontiasly, I remember how little control I had over the tempeture as an infant. I think that is why we get so totally defeated when thinking about climate change, what do you think? 

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Hot desking gets cold shoulder

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The Canberra offices of global real estate services firm Jones Lang LaSalle represent cutting-edge office design.

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Climate change report: live reaction to IPCC conclusions ...

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Scientists in Stockholm are due to present the most exhaustive and authoritative state of climate science to date.
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