Climatic Change

, Volume 77, Issue 1–2, pp 97–102 | Cite as

An American Paradox

  • Dale JamiesonEmail author


This paper explores the paradox that while Americans generally identify themselves as environmentalists, they show little willingness to voluntarily restrain their behavior or to support specific fiscal policies that would result in increased levels of environmental protection. I explore the role of values in the explanation of this paradox, and discuss some of the difficulties involved in studying values and their role in human behavior.


Climate Change Deliberative Democracy Green Policy Psychological System Communicate Climate Change 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.New York University, Steinhardt School, HMSSNew YorkUSA

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