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A Climate for Denial: Why Some People Still Reject Climate Change Science Kindle Edition
Is it because the science is not being understood? Is it because it is difficult to accept that humans are capable of changing the climate? Is there a link between climate change scepticism and ideology? Is there a link between the belief in the science and belief in God?
If you know anyone who challenges the science of climate change - or completely denies it's happening at all - then this book is for you, and for them. Don't worry, your friend is human after all, and such behaviour can be explained. A Climate for Denial gives a summary of the reasons your friend is a sceptic.
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- ASIN : B07NQLH7XJ
- Publisher : Enproc Pty Ltd (1 March 2017)
- Language : English
- File size : 600 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 171 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 647,028 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Arek Sinanian's book does a great job investigating the rational and non-rational, emotional and social drivers of those who are sceptical of, or who entirely refute, the idea of human contribution to the rising calamities we're experiencing more of each year.
For those wanting to better understand why climate sceptics think as they do and learn new approaches for deeper conversations that might break through to shift people's thinking, this book is for you. Arek presents the complicated science in layman's terms and offers pathways for action by individuals and nations, along with some ways to talk about the subject with those who may not want to hear the message or can't tell fake news from the real thing.
After reading this well written and researched book, I am inspired to see everything we consume as having embedded energy, which we have the power to do something about. This book will empower you to understand the complexities of the issues and what you can do and why it is so important that we take action now. I highly commend this book.
I also liked how Arek talks about people disliking the solution rather than not accepting the science of climate change. People evaluate scientific evidence based on whether they view its policy implications as desirable. If they don't, they tend to deny the problem even exists. "The cure can be more immediately threatening than the problem". Arek gives his readers many ideas about how the solution can be made easier. He talks about global and national leadership, but also about individual actions that will help combat climate change, like energy efficiency measures for our transport, heating and cooling needs and switching to renewable energy.
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In conclusion, Sinian knows a lot about his field, just not a lot about the real world outside of it.
Engaging, easy to follow, clear and logical explanation, including the history of global warming and its study, the causes of warming, what greenhouse gasses are, and the politics, psychology and need to belong that can drive denial.
Balanced, non blaming, non haranguing.
This book should be on the reading list of educators, policy makers, politicians, the media, the general public. Even climate change scientist and environmental consultants could benefit from reading this little gem - they will know as much or more about the science, I am sure, but it could be used as a model to explain it to others, and also gives insight into the thinking of the naysayers.
I would recommend this book to anyone, regardless of where you stand with respect to climate change (especially if you have friends who might stand to benefit from it!). Climate For Denial is truly an informative perspective that can bring some understanding to this contentious issue.