Climate Action Kōrero 4 with Professor Quentin Atkinson: Are we evolved to tackle climate change?

Why are people failing to address the climate crisis? Is it true that our brains aren’t wired to stop climate change?

Professor Quentin Atkinson is the Director of the Behavioural Insights Exchange at the Auckland University School of Psychology. In this OraTaiao webinar, he examines proposed psychological barriers to climate action and the policy recommendations which have been made to overcome them.

Quentin explains why they’re wrong – and potentially dangerous. So what does research tell us about human motivation, and what are the real barriers to climate action we have to overcome?