Risk, Emotion, and Global Warming

Momentum, even if humanity is to reach a global consensus, not much time left enough time to stop this rogue locomotives. Landscape of global consensus on how to resolve the issues climate change is strained.
It is obvious that in this world, according to considerations of national interests and economic interests of enterprises, the odds are not very noticeable.

Science-Based Life

In my latest essay for the James Randi Educational Foundation (JREF), I talk about why I think the public is seriously and systematically underestimating the risks from global warming. I believe that it has to do in part with the cognitive biases that are inherent to risk perception. Changing the way we talk about risk, then, may help get the rest of us on board.

You can find my other JREF essays (like this controversial one on free will) here.

Risk, Emotion, and Global Warming

I am not going to lie to you; I am freaked out about climate change. At least politicians today can say something to the effect of “it’s something that the next generation must face down,” seemingly abdicating their own responsibility. But I am a part of that next generation. Climate change is something that I am going to have to deal with, and…

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