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September 7, 2013

Willful Blindness: How Margaret Heffernan’s Book Relates to Climate Change

As part of our periodic YouTube series of climate risk discussions using The Climatographers’ Climate Risk Brain as a starting off point, this week Mark Trexler of the Climatographers reviews Margaret Heffernan’s recently released book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril.  The interplay between communications and human psychology, how humans think about problem-solving, and the dilemma of how can humans grasp such an all encompassing problem such as that posed by climate change — all are related.


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Laura Kosloff


Laura Kosloff is an attorney with more than 30 years of environmental and natural resources experience. She has worked on numerous topics including hazardous waste, environmental justice, water law, and climate change. Currently she focuses on legal and policy issues relating to energy, climate, and other resource issues facing companies and organizations, with a growing focus on risk communication. She has worked extensively on the design of greenhouse gas mitigation and offset policies, and participated in carbon offset negotiations and due diligence.

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