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Why we get back under the duvet when climate change is mentioned...

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Despite the urgency of climate change, most people never even mention the subject. Understanding the ways in which the human mind is equipped to defend us from unwelcome news can help us approach people differently. We will discuss some of the typical psychological defences that people use, both personally and publicly, to avoid dealing with climate change, describe the distortions of reality that result from these defences and describe our approach to helping people face some difficult truths. Rosemary Randall and Andy Brown are the authors of In Time for Tomorrow? the Carbon Conversations Handbook and co-founders of the nationally recognised Carbon Conversations project. Rosemary is a psychoanalytically trained psychotherapist and group facilitator who writes and lectures widely on the psychological aspects of climate change. Andy is an engineer with a background in the social sciences, a Director of Cambridge Architectural Research and a PassivHaus designer

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