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The Cultural Psychology of Climate Change Denial

Location: South Hill 3324 S. Perry St.
Spokane, WA 99203

At least 97% of climate science studies suggest that climate change is happening and caused by humans. Yet, according to a 2015 Pew Poll, 43% of Americans say they disagree with scientists who say that global warming is occurring due to human activity. The fact that the United States is among the global outliers in the acceptance of the scientific consensus on climate change suggests that the explanations must be political, cultural, and psychological. In this presentation, Dr. Vinai Norasakkunkit, Associate Professor of Psychology at Gonzaga University, will discuss some relevant background theories and his past and ongoing behavioral studies that target the cultural/psychological reasons.

This talk is part of a climate change series at the South Hill Library in Fall 2019.

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