Monday, November 23, 2015

My photograph will be exhibited this week

My entry into a photo competition about "Risk' was short listed and will be judged on Thursday. Any friends from London who want to attend?  It is...

Peril Exhibition Gala evening
Event to be held at the following time, date and location:
Thursday, 26 November 2015 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT)
Embassy Tea Gallery
195 - 205 Union Street
SE1 0LN London
United Kingdom
 

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change?

A friend of mine has written an insightful book.
 
Why, despite overwhelming scientific evidence, do we still ignore climate change? And what does it need for us to become fully convinced of what we already know?
George Marshall’s search for the answers brings him face to face with Nobel Prize-winning psychologists and the activists of the Texas Tea Party; the world’s leading climate scientists and the people who denounce them; liberal environmentalists and conservative evangelicals.
Along the way his research raised other intriguing questions:
  • Why do most people never talk about climate change, even people with personal experience of extreme record breaking weather?
  • Why did scientists, normally the most trusted professionals in our society, become distrusted, hated, and the targets for violent abuse?
  • Why do the people who say climate change is too uncertain become more agitated about the threats of cell phones, meteorite strikes or alien invasion?
  • Why does having children make people less concerned about climate change not more?
  • And, why is Shell Oil so much more concerned about the threat posed by its slippery floors than the threats posed by its products?
Don’t Even Think About It argues that the answers to these questions do not lie in the things that make us different and drive us apart, but rather in what we all share: how our human brains are wired, our evolutionary origins, our perceptions of threats, our cognitive blindspots, our love of storytelling, our fear of death, and our deepest instincts to defend our family and tribe.
Buy it here


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