Readers, please enjoy this guest blog post by Jack Adam Weber, author of the new Climate Cure.
In the section of Climate Cure titled, "Navigating the Doom and Denial of Climate Crisis," I discuss the polarization that occurs in perceiving climate change. It's a similar polarization that occurs in relation to Covid-19.
This section hinges on a realization, a possibility that we tend to polarize to extremes not because the evidence merits, but because we are uncomfortable with the anxiety of not-knowing. So we jump to doom ("we're completely screwed") or denial ("climate crisis is a hoax, no need to worry about it") and then defend our all-knowing with confirmation bias and