from The Conversation: June 8, 2016 6.18am AEST

Read the full article:  It’s time for a new age of Enlightenment: why climate change needs 60,000 artists to tell its story


A paper published in WIRES Climate Change draws upon cognitive science, evolutionary psychology and philosophy, among other fields, to explore the emerging idea that global warming exceeds modern humans’ cognitive and sensory abilities. . .

To overcome this impasse, climate communication needs to engage people at a philosophical, sensory and feeling level. People need to be able to feel and touch the new climate reality; to explore unfamiliar emotional terrain and be helped to conceive their existence differently. . . .

Humanity will never be able to defeat a threat it cannot perceive.


What do you think? Talk to us at the Contact link.