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My question is to the rather animated gentleman on the far left, psychologist I think? [Pointing to Winthrop Professor Stephan Lewandowsky.] Hi, yeah. In two bullet points or less, how does science explain the fact that nobody bothers doing anything to avert climate catastrophe?
Winthrop Prof. Lewandowsky: Whoa! [Wiping brow theatrically. General laughter.]
That’s pretty much the question, isn’t it? So while I’m not remotely convinced you were asking it in good faith, I want to answer it anyway:
- The human brain evolved to ignore problems that don’t matter.
- Which is great for solving the real problems we encounter day to day—but leaves us totally ill-equipped to deal with made-up ones.
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