Posted by: Sandy Steinman | February 26, 2023

How our time perception shapes our approach to climate change

NPR  reports

Most people are focused on the present: today, tomorrow, maybe next year. Fixing your flat tire is more pressing than figuring out if you should use an electric car. Living by the beach is a lot more fun than figuring out when your house will be underwater because of sea level rise.That basic human relationship with time makes climate change a tricky problem.”I consider climate change the policy problem from hell because you almost couldn’t design a worse fit for our underlying psychology, or our institutions of decision-making,” says Anthony Leiserowitz, the director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

Read more How our time perception shapes our approach to climate change : Shots – Health News : NPR

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