The Hopeful Environmentalist

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Much of the U.S. was built around the automobile, with greater distances to be covered than in places like Europe, making Americans’ daily lifestyles higher in energy than elsewhere. johnkay/flickr

Eco-authenticity: advocating for a low-carbon world while living a high-carbon lifestyle

Cognitive dissonance: scholars need to confront the undeniable conflict of pushing for action on climate change, while maintaining a high-energy lifestyle.
Former New York Governor George Pataki: “I think part of the problem is the…way Republicans think about climate change.” Rick Wilking/Reuters

Breaking the link between a conservative worldview and climate skepticism

In the last Republican presidential debate, two candidates spoke out on climate change – a sign that the tide is turning away from linking conservative policies with denying climate change.