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Media Type: Book - Recent
Date of Publication: October 9, 2014
Year of Publication: 2014
Publication City: New York City, New York
Publisher: Bloosbury Publishing USA
Why our brains are wired to ignore climate change.
George Marshall searches for how most of us can recognize climate change is real, yet do so little to stop it. What he discovers is that “the way our human brains are wired -our evolutionary origins, our perceptions of threats, our cognitive blindspots, our love of storytelling, our fear of death, and our deepest instincts to protect our family and tribe” may be used as much to entice action as they are now serving to sideline it.
“Clearly we’re not responding to the reality of climate change with the speed the crisis requires. This book explains some of the reasons that could be–and how we might work around them in the short time that we have.”
– Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth