Experience-based and Description-based Perceptions of Long-term Risk: Why Global Warming Does Not Scare Us (yet)

@inproceedings{Weber2006ExperiencebasedAD,
  title={Experience-based and Description-based Perceptions of Long-term Risk: Why Global Warming Does Not Scare Us (yet)},
  author={Elke U. Weber},
  year={2006}
}
It should come as no surprise that the governments and citizenries of many countries show little concern about climate change and its consequences. Behavioral decision research over the last 30 years provides a series of lessons about the importance of affect in perceptions of risk and in decisions to take actions that reduce or manage perceived risks. Evidence from a range of domains suggests that worry drives risk management decisions. When people fail to be alarmed about a risk or hazard… CONTINUE READING
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