Why Some People Take Action On Climate Change — And Others Don’t

Why Some People Take Action On Climate Change — And Others Don’t

Post election, it’s pretty obvious there is an ever-increasing gap in the moral values of conservatives and liberals. In a recent study based on Cornell University research, moral values of compassion and fairness (liberal values), and purity (conservative value), influenced an individual’s willingness to take the initiative to take action on mitigating the effects of climate change.

I was asked by The Huffington Post to review the study.

The values of compassion and fairness are ultimately about relationships. It is relationship here that is at stake — relationships with diverse populations and communities, as well as with the non-human lives we share the planet with. We may value compassion and fairness, but also value being a good provider, which can involves high carbon behaviors. We need to find ways to address how values can be in conflict for many — and how we can help people move through those conflicts into action.

See the original article, written by Carolyn Gregoire, Senior Writer, The Huffington Post
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