Climate change is arguably the biggest challenge facing the human race.
The next time you are in a room full of people, ask them how concerned they are about climate change. All the hands will go up. Then ask them whether they intend to change their behaviour in order to reduce their carbon emissions. Again, all the hands will go up. Then ask how many will get rid of their car in the next two years. Virtually no one will put their hand up. This is the problem.
It's not just about changing people's behaviour. First we need to encourage their thinking to create a mobilising sense of urgency, not a paralysing one.
WHO: Australian Psychological Society
WHAT: Free climate change public forum
Featuring internationally renowned climate change and environmental psychology experts.
WHEN: Tuesday, 23 September 2008 at 5.15 pm
WHERE: Concert Hall - Hotel Grand Chancellor, Hobart
Pre-forum interview opportunities:
Discussion topics include:
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M: 0412 683 068 or firstname.lastname@example.org