Understanding Climate Denial

Resource Author: Kari Marie Norgaard

Research on the idea of "climate apathy" and socially organized denial, as well as how a lack of attention to emotions, culture, social interaction, and political economy affects society's ability to respond to climate change.
An ethnographic investigation of the environmental justice implications of "socially organized denial" among populations who are aware of global warming, yet fail to respond.
An ethnographic study of the "social organization of denial" that considers how individuals mentally avoid climate change to manage emotions and prevent feelings of fear, guilt and vulnerability.