Corporate and Personal Responsibility
When we look at programs like the U.S. Global Change Program (Committee on Earth Sciences, 1991), it is very easy for us to lose sight of the fact that the climate change problem is to a great extent a behavioral problem. Although most of our research dollars are spent on addressing the physical science dimensions of climate change, the problem that we face is largely a consequence of the behavior of Europeans and Americans over the last two centuries. As the developing countries industrialize, the causes of this problem will increasingly become democratized.
KeywordsCollective Action Problem Symbolic Action Climate Stabilization Climate Change Problem Public Idea
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