Curious Climate
Curious Climate

Why do people deny climate change?

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Dr Ingrid van Putten

Ingrid van Putten

Summary of Answer

Dr Ingrid van Putten (CSIRO, Centre for Marine Socioecology) provides insights on the topic of ‘Why do people deny climate change?’.

This footage was shot at live public forums for the Curious Climate Tasmania project held across Tasmania in August 2019 as part of Australian National Science Week. Curious Climate was initiated by a group of scientists & journalists that wanted to know what the Tasmanian public were curious about in terms of climate change. This series of presentations cover the most popular questions submitted by the Tasmanian public, in response to a call out for questions from ABC Radio, and aim to bridge the gap between experts and audiences with credible, relevant information about climate change.

This project was delivered in partnership with the Centre for Marine Socioecology, ABC Radio Hobart, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies, University of Tasmania, CSIRO and Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture. Funding was provided by National Science Week and the Tasmanian Government, through the Tasmanian Climate Change Office.

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About the Author

Dr Ingrid van Putten

Ingrid van Putten

Affiliations:

CSIRO, Centre for Marine Socioecology

Research Area:

Research Area: Human behaviour modelling, behavioural economics, fisheries economics

Why I do the research I do:

Why I do it: I like to understand how the world works and why people do (or don’t do) the things they do. I’m simply curious. I also hope that by gaining some insights into climate related behaviours I can make a small contribution and keep this planet functioning and turning a bit longer and perhaps make it a better place
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