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To Save the Environment, Move Beyond Finger Pointing, Says Andrew Revkin. “The idea that there’s an information deficit – that if you fill it, it’ll change the world – is fantasy,” says Andrew Revkin in an interview at the Wilson Center.

To Save the Environment, Move Beyond Finger Pointing, Says Andrew Revkin

“I’ve been writing about issues like global warming since the 1980s, which makes me one of the greybeards…and I had this expectation, and it’s one that many scientists have, that if you just put out the information effectively, people will respond and change their behavior,” the author of The New York Times’ Dot Earth blog and fellow at Pace University says. “And then I stumbled into all this social and behavioral science, looking at the same thing, and here’s this whole body of science and scientists who say, ‘no, people don’t absorb information, they have filters…they absorb it or reject it based on predispositions.’” Be considerate of future generations – and future species, too. Climate change may not be forever, but it’ll be for a long, long time.

Be considerate of future generations – and future species, too

Who — or what — will be around thousands or millions of years hence, when the consequences of our casually massive carbon emissions are still playing out? And do we owe them anything? According to philosopher William Grove-Fanning, currently at the Environmental Studies Program at Trinity University in San Antonio, the phrase “future generations” first started showing up in the late 1960s, in discussions of bioengineering and nuclear waste. These days, it shows up constantly in discussions of climate policy (and on “Seventh Generation” household products marketed to the eco-conscious — but no longer bought by our household since we noticed that they dye their diapers brown to make them look more ‘natural’ or ‘recycled’). The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science. Illustration: Jonathon Rosen "A MAN WITH A CONVICTION is a hard man to change.

The Science of Why We Don't Believe Science

Tell him you disagree and he turns away. Show him facts or figures and he questions your sources. Institute of NeuroCognitivism, sharpen up your professionnal skills. Contact.

Institute of NeuroCognitivism, sharpen up your professionnal skills Typologie des Consommateurs 2012 : Autrement c'est maintenant ! +++++ Développement Durable: "pratiquer une communication ouvrante et solliciter les capacités d'adaptation et la créativité de chacun" (Jean-Louis Prata, Institut de Médecine Environnementale.

"L'être humain n'est pas une machine" Fleeing Vesuvius: The psychological roots of resource over-consumption. The essay below is an updated and edited version of a post I wrote here many years ago, I'm Human, I'm American and I'm Addicted to Oil.

Fleeing Vesuvius: The psychological roots of resource over-consumption

Richard Douthwaite, Irish economist and activist, (and a fellow at the Post Carbon Institute), invited me to contribute it as a chapter in the just released book Fleeing Vesuvius, which is a collection of articles generally addressing "how can we bring the world out of the mess it finds itself in"? My article dealt with the evolutionary underpinnings of our aggregate behavior - neural habituation to increasingly available stimuli, and our evolved penchant to compete for status given the environmental cues of our day.

And how, after we make it through the likely upcoming currency/claims bottleneck, we would be wise to adhere to an evolutionary perspective in considering a future (more) sustainable society. Below the fold is the table of contents from Fleeing Vesuvius, followed by my article. Nate Hagens: A Framework for Supply and Demand on a Full Planet. Part 1: Nate Hagens "Energy, Resources, and Human Demand on a Full Planet" Mimétisme comportemental. The Psychology of Environmentalism: How the Mind Can Save the Planet. There aren’t a whole lot of scientific disciplines that haven’t had something to say about climate change over the years — and with good reason.

The Psychology of Environmentalism: How the Mind Can Save the Planet

When a problem is global in scale there’s a universe of specialists and subspecialists who have to pitch in to to fix it — meteorologists, chemists, geologists, physicists, zoologists, biologists, astronomers and more. Evolutionary Psychology of Climate Change – Eco Matters. Why haven’t we rallied our collective power to mitigate climate change?

Evolutionary Psychology of Climate Change – Eco Matters

Daniel Gilbert, a professor of psychology at Harvard University and the author of “Stumbling on Happiness,” argues that the human brain is poorly equipped to respond to global warming. Behaviour change theory: an introduction. Why do we live in draughty houses, drive gas-guzzling cars, or throw plastic bottles in the rubbish bin?

Behaviour change theory: an introduction

As part of my research last year, I put together a summary of some of the key drivers of human behaviour that relate to sustainable living, drawing on a range of different disciplines from behavioural economics to sociology. Choice.

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Principe de précaution. Renee Lertzman is interviewed by Professor Jan Haaken from Portland State University for community public radio in Portland Oregon. Jean-Pierre LE DANFF, éco-psychologue. Le paradoxe du Sapiens - JP Baquiast. Theodore Roszak eco-psychology. Climat : pourquoi l'humanité fait l'autruche. Comment enseigner les comportements écologiques ? L’expérience du « dilemme du prisonnier » Comment favoriser les gestes écologiques ?

Comment enseigner les comportements écologiques ? L’expérience du « dilemme du prisonnier »

Et si l’optimisation de nos chances de succès passait par l’enseignement des comportements coopératifs ? C’est l’expérience du « dilemme du prisonnier », ce jeu qui montre comment chacun gagne, au bout du compte, en œuvrant apparemment « pour tous ». What psychology can teach us about our response to climate change. Tonight at the Royal Society's lecture hall in central London, Prof David Uzzell will present this year's joint British Academy/British Psychological Society annual lecture.

What psychology can teach us about our response to climate change

The title of the talk is one that should interest anyone keenly involved in the climate debate: "Psychology and Climate Change: collective solutions to a global problem". Uzzell is based at the University of Surrey's Department of Psychology and was appointed as the UK's first Professor of Environmental Psychology in 2000. I spoke to him ahead of his lecture and asked him to summarise its themes: Psychology has a lot to offer the climate change debate. To date, the emphasis from psychologists has largely focused on behaviour-change strategies. Publi 2010 - The psychology of global warminf .pdf. A Warm Room Affects Beliefs on Global Warming.

As any climate scientist will attest, proof of global warming is found not in the warmth or cold of any given day or even a particular year, but in long-term trends in temperature averaged across the entire planet. J. S. Moses for The New York Times Yet research has shown that local weather does play a role in people’s judgment about climate change: one recent national study found that for each 3.5 degree rise in temperature above a local average, Americans became 1 percent more likely to agree that “solid evidence” exists that the earth is getting warmer.

Now, new research suggests that people’s opinion on global warming can be influenced not just by the weather, but even by the temperature of the room they’re sitting in.

  1. epoissonq Nov 28 2011
    "Notre peur viscérale du doute et de l'inconnu est à l'origine de la plupart de nos problèmes (…) Passer les certitudes par dessus bord pour être ouvert et permettre que d’autres réponses arrivent, d’autres solutions, d’autres stratégies. Et cela passe par un moment de doute, d’interrogation. Il ne faut pas remplacer une certitude par une nouvelle certitude car sinon on ne sera jamais assez adaptatif pour le futur." Bertrand Piccard, médecin psychiatre, Solar Impulse
  2. epoissonq Nov 28 2011
    "L'être humain n'est pas une machine (...) Plutôt que de chercher à convaincre, à imposer, on va chercher à éveiller la curiosité, à faire réfléchir, cela permet d'obtenir une meilleure adhésion" Jean-Louis Prata, directeur de l'Institut de Médecine Environnementale