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Living in DenialClimate Change, Emotions, and Everyday Life$
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Kari Marie Norgaard

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262015448

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.001.0001

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Introduction: The Failure to Act, Denial versus Indifference, Apathy, and Ignorance

Introduction: The Failure to Act, Denial versus Indifference, Apathy, and Ignorance

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(p.1) Introduction: The Failure to Act, Denial versus Indifference, Apathy, and Ignorance
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Living in Denial
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Kari Marie Norgaard

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262015448.003.0001

The introductory chapter focuses on the failure of the people and political leaders of the world and Norway to respond to threats of global warming. It examines and compares the process of denial against indifference, apathy, and ignorance toward the disastrous impacts of global warming. Denial is socially organized in society, whereby people living within a community show ignorance of global warming despite being well informed about its disastrous impact on the environment. It is also associated with the prevailing political and economic conditions dominant in a community or a country at a given time. The citizens of Norway possibly refuse to be aware of the impact of global warming from activities that harm the environment, as the country derives wealth and revenues from oil and gas exploration activities which have a significant impact on the environment.

Keywords:   political leadership, global warming, economic conditions, disastrous impacts, Norway

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