What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming Toward A New Psychology Of Climate Action

Author: Per Espen Stoknes
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 1603585834
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Why does knowing more mean believing―and doing―less? A prescription for change

The more facts that pile up about global warming, the greater the resistance to them grows, making it harder to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead.

It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and economist Per Espen Stoknes, from an inadequate understanding of the way most humans think, act, and live in the world around them. With dozens of examples―from the private sector to government agencies―Stoknes shows how to retell the story of climate change and, at the same time, create positive, meaningful actions that can be supported even by deniers.

In What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming, Stoknes not only masterfully identifies the five main psychological barriers to climate action, but addresses them with five strategies for how to talk about global warming in a way that creates action and solutions, not further inaction and despair.

These strategies work with, rather than against, human nature. They are social, positive, and simple―making climate-friendly behaviors easy and convenient. They are also story-based, to help add meaning and create community, and include the use of signals, or indicators, to gauge feedback and be constantly responsive.

Whether you are working on the front lines of the climate issue, immersed in the science, trying to make policy or educate the public, or just an average person trying to make sense of the cognitive dissonance or grapple with frustration over this looming issue, What We Think About When We Try Not To Think About Global Warming moves beyond the psychological barriers that block progress and opens new doorways to social and personal transformation.


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Author: George Marshall
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1620401347
Size: 42.54 MB
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Author: Dale Jamieson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199337667
Size: 16.51 MB
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This book is about what climate change is, why we failed to stop it, and why it still matters what we do.

How Culture Shapes The Climate Change Debate

Author: Andrew J. Hoffman
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804795053
Size: 65.39 MB
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How Culture Shapes the Climate Change Debate makes a powerful case for a more scientifically literate public, a more socially engaged scientific community, and a more thoughtful mode of public discourse.

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Author: Fredrich Kahrl
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953800
Size: 76.35 MB
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But how big is the risk? How will Californians adapt? What will it cost? This book is the first to ask and attempt to answer these and other questions so central to the long-term health of the state.

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Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451697384
Size: 35.63 MB
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Explains why the environmental crisis should lead to an abandonment of "free market" ideologies and current political systems, arguing that a massive reduction of greenhouse emissions may offer a best chance for correcting problems.

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Author: Clive Hamilton
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849710813
Size: 31.88 MB
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We know how dire the future looks. We know how little time we have left to act. Yet we continue to ignore the warnings. One of Australia's sharpest thinkers explores the resons why and offers his vision of our new future.

Living In Denial

Author: Kari Marie Norgaard
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262015447
Size: 55.44 MB
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An analysis of why people with knowledge about climate change often fail to translate that knowledge into action.

Re Imagining Change

Author: Patrick Reinsborough
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 9781604863581
Size: 27.46 MB
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An inspirational inside look at the trailblazing methodology developed by the nonprofit strategy and training organization, smartMeme, this unique exploration provides progressive activists with the tools to get stories into the media, ...