Unfit for task
Venue: Jervois Room
Within the climate science community the reality and enormity of the threat of anthropogenic climate change are essentially uncontested. Thenecessary response policies and practices are well understood. The obvious reasons for the manifest failure by almost all governments to respond appropriately do not provide an adequate explanation – if one assumes that decisions are being taken rationally. John Rolls explores the underlying reasons for this failure in our psychology and culture, built on basic features of human cognition and processing of threat information.