Fear and climate change response

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe was recently interviewed about climate change, and as usual, gives a lot of excellent insights about our social interactions around this. My apologies if this was already linked in another thread somewhere - but if so, I couldn’t find it. It would bear repeated attention in any case.


Thanks for sharing – I think her distinction between “denialist” and “dismissive” is helpful. I can see why calling someone a denier can make for a charged interaction and shut off conversation before it starts, while “dismissive” seems more like a description of an action or outlook that can be changed.

I can also see her point about how psychologically we can only take so much fear – while I do try to take climate change seriously, I also see the appeal of burying one’s head in the sand, at times anyway.

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