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August 24, 2023

Researchers have warned burning fossil fuels can lead to climate change. But we’ve kept burning them. Why humans sometimes wait until a “pain point” to act.

By: Jennifer Stayton

Research has shown for awhile now that burning fossil fuels can contribute to climate change. But, we kept – and keep – burning fossil fuels.

So why do humans – not all, but many – engage in behavior that goes against our well-being – sometimes in the face of repeated warnings to do otherwise?

KUT checked in over Zoom with Central Texas neuropsychotherapist Bella J. Rockman LPC, MA during this extremely hot summer to get her take on this disconnect.