Doomsday narratives about climate change don’t work

When we present humanity as a hopeless victim of climate change, we are less likely to act because the ending seems inevitable… In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement, city leaders publicly committed to limit their greenhouse gas emissions. Their determination provided the foundation for an optimistic conversation about climate change solutions despite national inaction.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/jul/12/doomsday-narratives-climate-change-dangerous-wrong

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