Socolow and Others on Distilling the Human Element in the Climate Challenge

Douglas Fischer, Daily Climate ・ High Meadows Environmental Institute

Michael Schlesinger, a climate scientist at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with decades of experience studying and teaching about global warming, read the post on psychoanalysts’ exploration of the human response to climate change and responded with a query, as follows:

Andy, I think you are on the right track with this. But, that said, I think the possibility for “Mumbo-Jumbo” here is very large. So, can this approach be boiled down to a few simple declarative sentences that are devoid of psychoanalytic terms such as “super-ego”?

Specifically, what should I put on the following PowerPoint slide to tell the students in my 100-level Climate & Global Change course?