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The Resource What we think about when we try not to think about global warming : toward a new psychology of climate action, Per Espen Stoknes ; foreword by Jorgen Randers

What we think about when we try not to think about global warming : toward a new psychology of climate action, Per Espen Stoknes ; foreword by Jorgen Randers

Label
What we think about when we try not to think about global warming : toward a new psychology of climate action
Title
What we think about when we try not to think about global warming
Title remainder
toward a new psychology of climate action
Statement of responsibility
Per Espen Stoknes ; foreword by Jorgen Randers
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Today, about 98 percent of scientists affirm that climate change is human made, and about 2 percent still question it. Despite that overwhelming majority, though, about half the population of rich countries, like ours, choose to believe the 2 percent. And, paradoxically, this large camp of deniers grows even larger as more and more proof of climate change has cropped up over the last decades. This disconnect has both climate scientists and activists scratching their heads, growing anxious, and responding, usually, by repeating more facts to "win" the argument. But, the more climate facts pile up, the greater the resistance to them grows, and the harder it becomes to enact measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prepare communities for the inevitable change ahead. Is humanity up to the task? It is a catch-22 that starts, says psychologist and climate expert 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, he shows how to retell the story of climate change and apply communication strategies more fit for the task
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stoknes, Per Espen
Dewey number
  • 155.9/15
  • 363.73874
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BF353.5.C55
LC item number
S76 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Climatic changes
  • Global warming
  • Environmental policy
  • Environmental psychology
  • Climate change
  • Psychology
  • Psychological aspects
  • Forecasts
  • Environmental policy
  • Social sciences
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Changement climatique
  • Psychologie
  • Aspects psychologiques
  • Prévisions
  • Politique de l'environnement
  • Sciences sociales
  • Klimatförändringar
  • Global uppvärmning
  • Miljöpsykologi
  • Miljöpolitik
Label
What we think about when we try not to think about global warming : toward a new psychology of climate action, Per Espen Stoknes ; foreword by Jorgen Randers
Link
http://cgreen.stisonbooks.com/images/books/native/9781603585835.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Battering one another -- The psychological climate paradox -- "Climate is the new Marx": The many faces of skepticism and denial -- The human animal, as seen by evolutionary psychology -- How climate facts and risks are perceived: Cognitive psychology -- What others are saying: Social psychology -- The roots of denial: The psychology of identity -- The five psychological barriers to climate action -- From barriers to solutions -- The power of social networks -- Reframing the climate messages -- Make it simple to choose right -- Use the power of stories to re-story climate -- New signals of progress -- The air's way of being -- Stand up for your depression! -- Climate disruption as symptom: What is it trying to tell us? -- Re-imagining climate as the living air -- It's hopeless and I'll give it my all
Control code
ocn893453728
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781603585835
Lccn
2014047859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024773957
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o893453728
  • (OCoLC)893453728
Label
What we think about when we try not to think about global warming : toward a new psychology of climate action, Per Espen Stoknes ; foreword by Jorgen Randers
Link
http://cgreen.stisonbooks.com/images/books/native/9781603585835.jpg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Battering one another -- The psychological climate paradox -- "Climate is the new Marx": The many faces of skepticism and denial -- The human animal, as seen by evolutionary psychology -- How climate facts and risks are perceived: Cognitive psychology -- What others are saying: Social psychology -- The roots of denial: The psychology of identity -- The five psychological barriers to climate action -- From barriers to solutions -- The power of social networks -- Reframing the climate messages -- Make it simple to choose right -- Use the power of stories to re-story climate -- New signals of progress -- The air's way of being -- Stand up for your depression! -- Climate disruption as symptom: What is it trying to tell us? -- Re-imagining climate as the living air -- It's hopeless and I'll give it my all
Control code
ocn893453728
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxi, 290 pages
Isbn
9781603585835
Lccn
2014047859
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40024773957
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o893453728
  • (OCoLC)893453728

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