Episode 76. BEST IN CLIMATE: Climate Change in the Age of Numbing by Kari Marie Norgaard

“We live in one way, and we think in another. We learn to think in parallel. It’s a skill, an art of living.”

Dr Kari Marie Norgaard drills down into why people with knowledge about the devastating effects of climate change often fail to act on that knowledge.

This article is published on The MIT Press Reader. It is excerpted from Living in Denial: Climate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life, published in 2011 by MIT Press.

Dr Norgaard teaches sociology at the University of Oregon. Her most recent book is Salmon and Acorns Feed Our People: Colonialism, Nature, and Social Action.

*published with the author’s permission*