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Can’t deny it

I recently dialogued with a retired lawyer about climate change and was struck by his denial of his denialism. Denialism is a person’s choice to deny reality as a way to avoid a psychologically uncomfortable truth. Forgot to ask him, “Do you care about the fates of your grandchildren?” and “What are you willing to change in your life for their well-being?”

Katrin Jakobsdottir, the prime minister of Iceland, wrote in The New York Times, “Large and small nations, businesses and governments, individuals and communities, we must all play our part. We know what is happening and what needs to be done. Help us keep the ice in Iceland.”

Tom Mooney

Aspen


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