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Culture Collapse Disorder: The loss & destruction of home (places & planet) due to human impact and our modern consumer mindset
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The Battle Over Global Warming Is All in Your Head

The Battle Over Global Warming Is All in Your Head | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

Despite the fact that more people now acknowledge that climate change represents a significant threat to human well-being, this has yet to translate into any meaningful action. Psychologists may have an answer as to why this is

 

Today the scientific community is in almost total agreement that the earth’s climate is changing as a result of human activity, and that this represents a huge threat to the planet and to us. According to a Pew survey conducted in March, however, public opinion lags behind the scientific conclusion, with only 69% of those surveyed accepting the view that the earth is warming — and only 1 in 4 Americans see global warming as a major threat. Still, 69% is a solid majority, which begs the question, Why aren’t we doing anything about it?

 

This political inertia in the face of unprecedented threat is the most fundamental challenge to tackling climate change. Climate scientists and campaigners have long debated how to better communicate the message to nonexperts so that climate science can be translated into action. According to Christopher Rapley, professor of climate science at University College London, the usual tactic of climate experts to provide the public withinformation isn’t enough because “it does not address key underlying causes.”...(click title for more)

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Climate change report shows alarming trends

Climate change report shows alarming trends | Culture Collapse Disorder | Scoop.it

A new report was released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows how the trends are alarming. 

 

 For most of us, climate change is old news. We hear about it, read about it, and go back to living our lives, but then we get a report like the one released on Monday, by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and it rattles the nerves a bit.

 

No mincing words, here -- last year was the hottest ever recorded. Every decade has been warmer since they started keeping track. ABC7 News spoke with Terry Root, Ph.D., of Stanford, who worked on this report and says the trends are alarming. 

 

"You don't tell how bad it is because it will paralyze people," said Root.... (Click title for more)

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