Climate change can leave people feeling helpless and hopeless. Yet public engagement is crucial to solving the problem. TED speaker Per Espen Stoknes creatively weaves together findings from psychology and economics to show how addressing people’s mental barriers to climate action will help overcome their inertia. Whether you’re already a climate change activist or have succumbed to some of the “inner defenses” Stoknes identifies, getAbstract believes you’ll find his talk stimulating and relevant.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why many people don’t discuss or actively prevent climate change, and
- How to transform climate change inertia into climate-friendly behavior.
About the Speaker
Per Espen Stoknes directs the Center for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo.