Exploring slow responses to climate change

Congratulations to IGS student Ruby Dragicevic whose award-winning essay sheds new light on climate change inertia.

Ruby’s IGS Global Scholar Prize winning essay looks at three psychological constructs which may explain some of the reasons people are not taking action to reduce the global ramifications of climate change.

She examines slow responses to climate change in relation to the “bystander effect”, the “circle of concern and circle of influence” construct, and “confirmation bias”. 

View Ruby’s prize-winning essay.

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