GEOG 438W
Human Dimensions of Global Warming

Lesson 10 Reading Assignment

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This week's reading assignment is rather short, but somewhat dense.  This brief article looks at the psychological impacts of the Paris Agreement and what this might mean for its overall success.

Reading Assignment

  • Rowell, A., & van Zeben, J. (2016). A new status quo? The psychological impact of the Paris Agreement on climate change. European Journal of Risk Regulation, 7(1), 49-53. doi:10.1017/S1867299X00005377.
When reading the paper, pay careful attention to:
  • the role of the status quo
  • the endowment effect
  • loss aversion