Taking Risks on Life on this Planet

Tom McDermott, Galway University Foundation Lecturer, J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics; Dr Denis O’Hora, Experimental Psychologist & Behavioural Scientist, School of Psychology, NUI Galway

Date 18 May 2022

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More than ever, we understand the causes of climate change and the likely consequences of inaction. So, what stops us from reducing carbon emissions in a meaningful way? Lecturer in Economics of Climate Change & Development, Tom McDermott and Behavioural Scientist, Dr Denis O’Hora investigate why we, as a society, have been unable to make greater progress in tackling this existential challenge.