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Climate Change ‘Skepticism’: 6 Overlapping Drivers

August 15th, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

Climate change 'skeptics' have pre-existing biases which tend to make them skeptical. They’ve been supported in that skepticism by decades of misinformation, and psychologically and socially it’s easier to continue to deny rather than accept reality. But there’s hope

Cognitive Science Offers Tools To Rebuff Climate Deniers

March 29th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Cognitive science offers tools for fighting back against the barrage of inaccuracies coming from the Trump administration. Scholars lay out the best weapons for winning a war of ideas. Here is why human brains are so bad at separating what is real from what is not — and how to combat climate denial

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