26 Jun '14, 11pm

To motivate climate activists, use optimism

To motivate climate activists, use optimism

So it turns out, hope is important. Did we know that already? We sort of knew that already. But — according to a new study put together by Yale’s Climate Change Communication Project — hope is particularly critical as a motivator in the very doom-heavy world of climate change activism. The paper’s authors contacted a “nationally representative” sample of 50,000 people across the U.S. via an online survey, and asked whether they had contacted their elected officials to support climate change mitigation action; attended climate-related rallies or meetings; or donated to or volunteered with an organization working to reduce global warming. One thing that was interesting — but not especially cheering — about the results: Believing climate change is a major risk does not necessarily predict you will take any kind of action about it. Out of the 2,164 people who actually responde...

Full article: http://grist.org/climate-energy/to-motivate-climate-activ...

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