Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Global Warming: No Big Deal? - Science and Tech - The Atlantic

Check the full article for a timely reality check

Arguments over whether climate change is real, and the lack of a sense of personal danger even among the majority that agrees that it is, produce a public ambivalent about the danger. As a result, the social will to act remains weak, which means that the political risk for government leaders to take comprehensive action remains high. Meeting the challenge of climate change, then, will require an understanding not just of the physical climate of the earth, but also of the psychological climate of our perceptions.

David Ropeik is an instructor at the Harvard School of Continuing Education and the author of How Risky Is It, Really? Why Our Fears Don't Always Match the Facts' (March 5, McGraw Hill).

[Weirdly, the link above is the second misdirected link in two consecutive posts; here’s the correct Amazon book URL.  It’s not available for a Kindle free sample download :(]

Global Warming: No Big Deal? - Science and Tech - The Atlantic

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