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APA Studies Reveal How Hard It Is to Talk About Climate Change
The American Psychological Association (APA) released two study results from recent conference sessions finding that “[h]aving productive conversations about climate change isn’t only challenging when dealing with skeptics, it can also be difficult for environmentalists. … The first of the studies found that reinforcing belief and trust in science may be a strategy to help shift the views of climate change skeptics and make them more open to the facts being presented by the other side.” The second study finds “that igniting a sense of resilience and perseverance can increase action and engagement around climate change for people who work in aquariums, national parks and zoos.”
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