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Ecological awareness is on the rise, but environmental depredation continues at alarming rates. While we cognitively understand that behavior has to change in order to save the planet, that knowledge isn’t enough to trigger change. We hear facts about “the Great Pacific Garbage Patch,” but we still buy bottled water and throw away plastic bags. The disconnect is rooted in understanding the human brain – and the way our brains actually process danger.
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- From Egyptian irrigation systems to Roman aqueducts to the dikes and canals of The Netherlands, the world’s civilizations have long found innovative ways to harness and conserve their water...
- Climate One in 2013
- In 2007, I had the privilege of leading a group of Commonwealth Club members to the Arctic Circle aboard a Russian icebreaker. For nearly two weeks, we explored Siberia and the Bering Sea and heard...
- The Goldman Prize at 25
- In a perfect world, prizes wouldn’t be given for environmental activism. So says the President of the Goldman Environmental Prize himself, John Goldman. And he seems nonplussed by the prospect...