Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Psychologist Need Help...

My fellow psychologists in the US have just made a remarkable decision. They have decided to use their skills to help individuals overcome their resistance to changing their behaviour so that we can affect climate change. So much for science. Individual changes in behaviour will not have a significant and lasting impact on climate change.

There’s nothing wrong with helping people have less of an impact on the planet. But to position this as being the same as “saving the planet” or impacting global warming is, well, just total bullshit for two reasons. First, the planet is cooling. Second, the primary causes of climate change have little to do with human behaviour.

It’s a sad day for science.

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