Fear, grief, hope and action

26 Jun 2019

ReefNegative emotions around climate change may inhibit people’s capacity to affect change. New research on tourists’ perceptions of coral bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef suggests that loss associated with iconic places taps into protective sentiments and increases concern, which may encourage collective action.

This piece, featuring UQ's Dr Karen McNamara, reflects on the research in the latest edition of Nature.

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