Don’t Even Think About It

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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

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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

 

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  • Freethinkdan

    Regardless of the nature of our evolutionary history , anyone with an I.Q. above 100 can clearly see that our present Global crisis is caused by mainly three factors : !. the tremendous disparity between the “supper rich” and the rest of us , 2: the mindless growth grabbing “economy” involving the “advanced” countries, and 3: the mindless propagation with a fertility of over 5 children / woman in South Eastern Asia and Sub-Sahara Africa !
    Unless we can replace these three factors of our behavior , the further deterioration of biosphere is inevitable . So, let’s insist of our “leaders” of ANY kind to replace the three factors mentioned above with the concept of a Steady State Economy – at a Carrying Capacity of any region where people live. Freethinkdan