March 13, 2020
The Chicago Tribune shares a New York Times piece on lessons from the coronavirus pandemic that can be applied to how we approach climate change. Prof. Elke Weber, behavioral psychologist and core faculty member of C-PREE, is quoted:
"[C]limate science, which deals in future probabilities, [is] 'hard to process and hard for us to be afraid of.'
'We are evolutionarily wired for taking care of the here and now,' Weber said. 'We are bad at these decisions that require planning for the future.'”