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Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change Community Discussion with Deb Hansen

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Date:
July 12, 2016
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:45 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://www.petoskeylibrary.org

Venue

Petoskey District Library
500 E. Mitchell Street
Petoskey, MI 49770 United States
Phone:
231-758-3100
Website:
www.petoskeylibrary.org

Organizer

Jodi Haven
Phone:
231-758-3100
Email:
jhaven@petoskeylibrary.org
Website:
www.petoskeylibrary.org

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Attend a community discussion, led by Deb Hansen, that will explore the social causes and responses to climate change. Most people recognize that climate change is real, and yet they do nothing to try to stop it. What are the social, psychological, and political habits of American life that prevent citizens from understanding and acting on the changes happening to the world?

The public is welcome to join a community discussion in an attempt to address these questions by drawing on key themes from one of the most influential books on climate change: Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Ignore Climate Change by George Marshall.

Marshall wrote his book based on interviews with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists, activists of the Texas Tea Party, climate change scientists and deniers, liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals.

Registration is encouraged. For participants unable to buy Marshall’s book, copies may be available for checkout through the library system, or for purchase at McLean & Eakin.

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