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Managed Retreat in the Face of Climate Change, Part 2

May 29th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second episode of a two-part podcast interview for CleanTech Talk, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, and A.R. Siders, core faculty at the University of Delaware’s Disaster Research Center, continue their talk about A.R.’s work as a preeminent U.S. researcher in managing retreat in the face of climate change


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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