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2013 March

Setting Up the Discussion: What Can I Do? (1)

At the top of the list for what to do, individuals have a lot of opportunity to make a difference with choices about efficient use of energy. Examining the options, there is also the opportunity for collective behavior to accelerate the impact of individuals. There is the potential of impact both at home and in decisions about commercial spaces and transportation. There is opportunity to organize neighborhoods, communities, and cities. Hence, following the decision for personal action, the next place a person can make a difference is in organizing collective behavior.

RickyRood, • 5:38 AM GMT on March 25, 2013

Personal and Public Barriers in Responding to Climate Change

Knowledge, even in combination with a receptive attitude, is not a strong predictor of whether or not an individual will alter their behavior to take action on environmental problems. Training on what to do with the knowledge and the skills on how to do it are as important as the knowledge itself

RickyRood, • 1:28 AM GMT on March 14, 2013

Identifying (More) Barriers in Responding to Climate Change

Often when scientists talk about barriers to the use of climate information in planning, they talk about better defining, quantifying, and describing uncertainty. Other issues that scientists talk about are data formats, standard grids on which to present data, and rather than just presenting the temperature, the need to present heat indices that are relevant to people, cows, or trees. There is no doubt that these are important issues. They represent barriers. They are, in fact, the easy issues.

RickyRood, • 3:53 AM GMT on March 07, 2013