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Don't even think about it: Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change

Author: George Marshall
Publisher: London Oxford New York New Delhi Sydney Bloomsbury 2015
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George Marshall
ISBN: 9781620401330 1620401339 9781632861023 163286102X 9781620401347 1620401347
OCLC Number: 962061112
Notes: Originally published 2014
Description: 260 Seiten
Contents: Questions --
We'll deal with that lofty stuff some other day : why disaster victims do not want to talk about climate change --
Speaking as a layman : why we think that extreme weather shows we were right all along --
You never get to see the whole picture : how the Tea Party fails to notice the greatest threat to its values --
Polluting the message : how science becomes infected with social meaning --
The jury of our peers : how we follow the people around us --
The power of the mob : how bullies hide in the crowd --
Through a glass darkly : the strange mirror world of climate deniers --
Inside the elephant : why we keep searching for enemies --
The two brains : why we are so poorly evolved to deal with climate change --
Familiar yet unimaginable : why climate change does not feel dangerous --
Uncertain long-term costs : how our cognitive biases line up against climate change --
Them, there, and then : how we push climate change far away --
Costing the earth : why we want to gain the whole world yet lose our lives --
Certain about the uncertainty : how we use uncertainty as a justification for inaction --
Paddling in the pool of worry : how we choose what to ignore --
Don't even talk about it! : the invisible force field of climate silence --
The non-perfect non-storm : why we think that climate change is impossibly difficult --
Cockroach tours : how museums struggle to tell the climate story --
Tell me a story : why lies can be so appealing --
Powerful words : how the words we use affect the way we feel --
Communicator trust : why the messenger is more important than the message --
If they don't understand the theory, talk about it over and over and over again : why climate science does not move people --
Protect, ban, save, and stop : how climate change became environmentalist --
Polarization : why polar bears make it harder to accept climate change --
Turn off your lights or the puppy gets it : how doomsday becomes dullsville --
Bright-siding : the dangers of positive dreams --
Winning the argument : how a scientific discourse turned into a debating slam --
Two billion bystanders : how Live Earth tried and failed to build a movement --
Postcard from Hopenhagen : how climate negotiations keep preparing for the drama yet to come --
Precedents and presidents : how climate policy lost the plot --
Wellhead and tailpipe : why we keep fueling the fire we want to put out --
The black gooey stuff : why oil companies await our permission to go out of business --
Moral imperatives : how we diffuse responsibility for climate change --
What did you do in the great climate war, Daddy? : why we don't really care what our children think --
The power of one : how climate change became your fault --
Degrees of separation : how the climate experts cope with what they know --
Intimations of mortality : why the future goes dark --
From the head to the heart : the phony division between science and religion --
Climate conviction : what the green team can learn from the God squad --
Why we are wired to ignore climate change --
and why we are wired to take action --
In a nutshell : some personal and highly biased ideas for digging our way out of this hole.
Responsibility: George Marshall

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