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Psychology Today claims: 'Except for a small number of outliers (scientists), none doubt that we are rapidly approaching climate catastrophe.
'Millions of people share the phenomenon of climate denial...we are the victims of a well-funded and sophisticated misinformation campaign that attempts to keep us in the dark about climate change.'
Authors - Psychology - Today - 'We - Doubt
The authors write at Psychology Today: 'We can affirm without doubt that anthropogenic climate change is a real phenomenon that is already apparent and will, if not mitigated, cause terrible suffering and destruction before this century is over.'
'What the climate scientists are telling us is that if we don’t stop burning fossil fuels the human race faces extinction. The fact is that many people born this year will not survive global warming if it continues at the current pace and exceeds 3.50C by 2050.'
Fact - Lot - Scale - Millions - People
'Despite the fact that psychologists know a lot about denial, they have never had to face denial on this scale before. Millions of people share the phenomenon of climate denial. This is clearly not something that is amenable to individual or even group psychotherapy.'
Facing a reality too big to believe.
Politicians - Climate - Change - Predictions - Puzzling
That a few misguided politicians believe climate change predictions are exaggerated or even fabricated is lamentable. But perhaps more puzzling is the lack of alarm among the general public. As monumental hurricanes lash out in Houston and Puerto Rico and California forests burn out of control, it would seem that the evidence that climate scientists are right would be clear enough.
Why Don’t We Acknowledge Climate Change?
Reason - Refusal - Reality - Climate - Change
One reason for the refusal to accept the reality of climate change is what is called “motivated interference,” which occurs when we hold a specific bias to ignore evidence. As science writer Nicole Mortillaro noted, this can include a general unease with large government projects that are expensive and interfere with individuals’ lives. Other...
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