At the Cabot Institute, University of Bristol, George Marshall argues that climate change is an exceptionally hard issue for us to accept. It fits poorly with our innate risk detectors and is open to manipulation, bias and distancing. Worse still, we work together to construct a collective silence around it. Yet, by understanding our psychological limitations, and building on shared humanity and our exceptional capacity for cooperation, we can take action and construct a narrative of common purpose.
The notes George prepared for this presentation are available here.