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Dan Gilbert on the psychology of global warming [video]

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Here's a great 13 minute presentation by Harvard Psychologist, and author of the book Stumbling on Happiness, Dan Gilbert answering in his own way the question: Why haven’t we rallied our collective power to solve global warning?

Well worth the watch and well worth sending out to your friends and family.

Let's Stop Lying to Ourselves and Fund a Solution to Global Warming

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By DeSmogBlog Co-Founder John Lefebvre

It is very important for all of us to make every effort to reduce our carbon footprint, whether by driving less, going hybrid, acquiring carbon neutral energy sources like photovoltaic or buying carbon credits.

But it must be said, and it is unfortunate that it must, none of these, nor all of them together, will solve the problem or even put a significant dent in it.

Go to China. Go to India. Go throughout the third world. Look and see. Our efforts in our personal spaces are at the most symbolic.

Sorry. But it's true.

Tories' Economics are Short-term, Self-Destructive

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Canada's bloody-minded determination to ignore climate change - reaffirmed yesterday in the Conservative's intentionally frightening accounting of the potential costs of the Kyoto accord - will leave Canadians standing against a rising tide with no plan and no boat.

Climate Change Denial: Delusion or Malevolence?

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Climate change deniers may be slotted into either of two categories. Whether fossil fuel executives, fossil fuel workers, PR people, lobbyists or members of Congress, they all fit in either one category or the other.

The Future is Real; Let's Keep it Cool

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As one of the originators of the DeSmogBlog, and as its financial backer, I’d like to explain why I got involved in this project and why I think everyone should engage more seriously in the issue of climate change.

The Energy Industry is NOT Uniformly Evil

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We at have, perhaps, been a bit careless in villifying “the energy industry” and its role in sowing confusion in the debate over climate change.

In truth, the industry is anything but unanimous in its views on this matter. And far from deserving to be tarred with a stinky brush, good performers like BP Global, Royal Dutch Shell and, in Canada, Suncor, should get some credit.